on audio and in print
each recording comes with a song copy
available to download
The song writing partnership of composer Mike Westbrook and vocalist/librettist Kate Westbrook began in the 1970s with their award-winning jazz cabaret Mama Chicago. This was the first in a long succession of touring theatre shows with their own ensembles or collaborations in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Television. They have composed original song cycles about artists, notably the oratorio Turner in Uri. Other works are concerned with contemporary issues, as in their political fable The Serpent Hit, and in Earth Felt The Wound, about the environment. Operas for the stage include Coming Through Slaughter, Jago, Cape Gloss and for television Good Friday 1663. They have generated a number of large-scale concert works for jazz and classical ensembles, involving settings of European poetry, among them The Westbrook Blake, The Cortège and London Bridge is Broken Down.
From these projects, The Westbrook Song Book aims to create a collection of individual songs. Each recording is accompanied by an arrangement for voice and piano. At regular intervals on the westbrook jazz website, song copies plus recordings will be available as a pdf for download via Bandcamp.
piano arrangements by Mike Westbrook
edited and type set by Mike Fowler
consultant Fiachra Trench
series editor Chris Topley
The Streams of Lovely Lucienne
recorded by Kate Westbrook and THE GRANITE BAND
from the album Earth Felt The Wound
available on Bandcamp
click the above link to buy the sheet music and track