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The Water is Wide and Other Lute Songs
British Isles Traditional, English Traditional, Scottish Traditional
The Water is Wide and Other Lute Songs
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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The lute song in Elizabethan England established itself as a major art form, as singers found the delicate timbre of the instrument an ideal complement to the lyric verse of the time. Nigel Perrin sang with the legendar...  more »

     
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The lute song in Elizabethan England established itself as a major art form, as singers found the delicate timbre of the instrument an ideal complement to the lyric verse of the time. Nigel Perrin sang with the legendary King's Singers from 1968 to 1980. He initially left the group to work for the Church Army in an effort to promote and encourage music in churches around the country. However, after two years, he felt that he would prefer to return to the world of professional music and so set out on a freelance career. He has made two solo recordings with lutenist David Parsons; established his own chamber choir, the Bath Camerata; taken over as Musical Director of the City of Bath Bach Choir and the Chamber Choir of the Welsh College of Music and Drama (where he is also on the teaching staff), and is Head of Singing at Marlborough College. As an adjudicator for the National Federation of Music Festivals, Perrin travels all around the country, somehow managing to fit in the odd singing engagement, particularly his one-man show The Secret Diary of a Countertenor.