Mark Burstow
Mark Burstow grew up in Belfast and has a wealth of choral experience. He directed the Harlandic Male Voice Choir in Belfast for ten years (starting off as youngest Male Choir conductor in the UK) and made many recordings and broadcasts with this group. He also founded the Tavener Consort, a small select mixed voice ensemble, and directed this and a number of provincial choral societies. As a singer he served as a lay clerk at Belfast Cathedral and assisted with the training of the trebles. An enthusiastic amateur choralist, he currently lives in Bournemouth, Dorset with his wife Helen, where he works as a civil servant.
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2m 00s
Traditional Irish song lamenting the plight of Fionnuala, who has been turned into a swan by her stepmother Aiofe. Arranged for male voices.
Music: Trad. arr. Mark Burstow. Words: Thomas Moore.
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2m 40s
An arrangement for male voices of the beautifully austere 16th century English lament for the young children slain by Herod.
Music: 16th. C. anon. arr. Mark Burstow. Words: Anon.
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