| 25 April 2000|
25 April 2000
| 10 August – 26 October 1999|
Rushes, Strawberries Oceans Ships For, Liverpool Sound Collage, Working Classical, Standing Stone
A Garland for Linda is a tribute album for Linda McCartney, released in 2000 by the cancer-fighting organization the Garland Appeal. The album features classical music by ten contemporary composers including Paul McCartney, John Rutter and John Tavener, recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London.
A Garland for Linda Wikipedia
Paul McCartney: Concertmaster.
Richard Rodney Bennett: Concertmaster.
Michael Berkeley: Concertmaster.
John Rutter: Concertmaster.
John Tavener: Concertmaster.
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concertmaster.
David Matthews: Concertmaster.
Roxanna Panufnik: Concertmaster.
Philippa Davies: Flute.
Robert Cohen: Cello.
Claire Hills: Soprano.
Katherine Willis: Soprano.
Henrietta Hillman: Alto.
Fiona Robinson: Alto.
Lorna Youngs: Alto
Paul Zimmerman: Tenor.
Alex Hayes: Tenor.
Michael King: Bass.
Greg Masters: Bass.
Chris E. Williams: Bass.
Peter Broadbent: Conductor.
- "Silence and Music" (Ralph Vaughan Williams) – 4:50
- From A Garland for the Queen in 1953, the year of her coronation.
- "Prayer for the Healing of the Sick" (John Tavener) – 8:53
- Featuring John Tavener. From text by Mother Thekla and taken from the Russian Orthodox Service of Holy Unction.
- "Water Lilies" (Judith Bingham) – 7:35
- Featuring Judith Bingham. Written in March 1999, drawing on the composer's experience of swimming.
- "Musica Dei Donum" (John Rutter) – 5:36
- Featuring John Rutter. Taken from a solo chorus text from 1594.
- "The Doorway of the Dawn" (David Matthews) – 4:53
- Featuring David Matthews. Write about Linda's qualities & feelings.
- "Nova" (Paul McCartney) – 6:28
- Featuring Paul McCartney. Written from November 1998 to May 1999.
- "I Dream'd" (Roxanna Panufnik) – 3:30
- Featuring Roxanna Panufnik. Arrangement for a cappella chorus of a work.
- "Farewell" (Michael Berkeley) – 3:30
- Featuring Michael Berkeley. Taken from fragments of literary ideas from Milton, Shakespeare and Elizabeth Speller.
- "The Flight of the Swan" (Giles Swayne) – 6:16
- Featuring Giles Swayne. Inspired by the death of James Manson, son of a close friend, in 1996 from brain cancer.
- "A Good-Night" (Richard Rodney Bennett) – 2:51
- Featuring Richard Rodney Bennett. From a poem by Francis Quarles.