F W Harvey poem included in new Royal College of Music CD

120 years of the Royal College of Music.

Anthony Boden added: “… there are two song-settings of Harvey’s Goddess of Night, one by Gurney and one by Howells; the latter was included in the CD made by Roderick Williams (baritone) and Susie Allan (piano) in 2006 by SOMM Recordings (SOMMCD 057), which also has other Harvey settings (In Flanders; Dinny Hill; Walking Song [Gurney] and On Painswick Beacon [John Sanders]). The leading British mezzo-soprano, Dame Sarah Connolly), has recently recorded the Howells’s setting of Goddess of Night for the Chandos label …” … full details in the image.

2018 A.G.M. and songs with Jan and Doug

Following the A.G.M. Jan Bayliss and Doug Mclean played a selection of songs inspired by Will Harvey’s poems.

The photo shows Jan and Doug performing the Song of Minsterworth in Minsterworth Village Hall.

A Forest Offering

Recently the society produced a new edition of “Forest Offering” a collection of some of Will Harvey’s unpublished poems.

Copies are now available for a modest price for members of the society, use the form on the contact page to check availability.

Ducks chosen by York Notes for 2018-2019 year.

York Notes are used throughout the UK and are well established experts of teaching and learning resources.

They are known for excellence and are respected as approved educational text for all schools at all levels.

This year York  Notes have requested and included the poem, “Ducks” by FW Harvey for the year 2018/2019.
It was chosen as an example of English Poetry for children aged between 7 – 11 years. This was chosen as a SATs practice Reading Paper (page 19 – 21)

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