Music Links for Singing Death

Image: Selbstporträt mit fiedelndem Tod 1872, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Arnold Böcklin (1827–1901). Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.


Samuel Curkpatrick

Birrkpirrk Brothers and Sisters

Birrkpirrk Goodbye

Frances Miller

‘Present Joys’ (The Sacred Harp 318)

‘Idumea’: from the movie Cold Mountain, 2003. Traditional song written by Charles Westley 1707, Amizi Chapin, ‘Farewell vain world, I’m going home’ 1812 and arranged by Tim Eriksen. Performed by Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church.

Abigail Shupe

The full cycle may be accessed here.

‘Amazing grace’

‘Instrumental Interlude’

'Deep River'

Kip Pegley

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Walter van de Leur

The Best of the Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings. Louis Armstrong with various line-ups. Recorded between 1925 and 1929, Chicago and New York (OKeh and Columbia). 

Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. ‘Singin’ the Blues’ (J. Russel Robinson, Con Conrad, Sam M. Lewis, and Joe Young). Frankie Trumbauer, C-melody saxophone; Bix Beiderbecke, cornet; Bill Rank, trombone; Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet; Doc Ryker, alto saxophone; Paul Madeira Mertz, piano; Eddie Lang, guitar; and, Chauncey Morehouse, drums. Recorded 4 February 1927, New York (OKeh 40772)

Charlie Parker’s All Stars. ‘Bird Gets The Worm’ (Parker). Miles Davis, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto saxophone; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, double bass; Max Roach, drums. Recorded 21 December 1947, United Sound Studios, Detroit, MI (Savoy 952).

John Coltrane. A Love Supreme. Part 1: ‘Acknowledgement’; Part 2: ‘Resolution’; Part 3: ‘Pursuance’; Part 4: ‘Psalm’. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums. Recorded 9 December 1964, Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (Impulse! A-77).

Heather Sparling

‘Westray Trilogy’ by Ghostrider and the Allied Horns

Richard MacKinnon’s protest song project

Mary McLaughlin

A BheanÚd Thíos (Oh Woman Down Yonder)

Original Music Compositions. Copyright Mary McLaughlin.

Helen Dell

‘De bien amer’ by Gace Brule [Bnf MS. Francais 845 f. 18r] has been performed by Alex Connolly and recorded by Move.

Lindsay Ann Reid

The EBBA recording of “The Wandring Prince”

The / London Damsels fate / by unjust Tyrany

The Fair Maid of Dunsmore's Lamentation

The EBBA recording of ‘A Looking-glass for Ladies; Or, A Mirrour for Married-Women’ ‘Lively [set] forth the rare Constancy, Chastity, Patience, and purity of Penelope the Wife of Ulisses’

Penny Spirou and Natalie Lewandowski

The lyrics of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

The lyrics of ‘Rocky Mountain High’

John Denver Billboard artist

Crocker Bank Advertisement

The lyrics of ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

Helen M. Hickey

Funeral Order of Service

Goodbye England’s Rose – Elton John

Song for Athene

Bach Prelude in C (BVM) at 7:08

Henriette Korthals Altes

Schumann Gesang der Frühe

Schumann Kreisleriana

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