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    The following CDs of music by Billy Cowie are no longer available for sale.

You may download them free of charge in AIFF or MP3 fromat, for current download location email address above

 

     

  • DIVAS 5
  • 'LA CHANSON BIEN DOUCE'
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  • 25 Verlaine settings by Billy Cowie sung by Lucie and Cathryn Robson.
  • A Farringdon Records' (of South Bank Centre, London) top selling CD.
  • "Very appealing...Cowie either has the devil's own luck or is as clever as they come" Kate Lang, CD review.
  • "A simple and attractive collection...nods in the direction of the Divas soundtrack to Debussy and Faure"   Andrew Lucre, Classic CD.
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  • Music  Billy Cowie
  • Text  Paul Verlaine
  • Voices  Lucie and Cathryn Robson
  • Cello  Lucy East
  • Violin  Anne Stephenson
  • Piano  Billy Cowie

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  • DIVAS 6
  • 'EL PUNAL ENTRA EN EL CORAZON'
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  • Ten songs by Billy Cowie with texts by Lorca, sung by Daphne Scott-Sawyer, accompanied by classical guitar. Winner of Brighton Festival Best Contemporary Music Award 1992.
  • "Liz Aggiss is complimented by the warm voice and warm presence of singer Daphne Scott-Sawyer...Its an eye and ear catching partnership..remarkable and stimulating." Guardian.
  • Music  Billy Cowie
  • Tex  Federico Garcia -Lorca
  • Soprano  Daphne Scott-Sawyer
  • Mezzo  Soprano  Liz Aggiss
  • Alto and Guitar  Deborah Hay
  • Cello  Lucy East

 

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  • DIVAS 7
  • 'KSIEGA MYCH MARZEN'
  • (the book of my dreams):
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  • This is a collection of ten Polish songs, with cello accompaniment, from the recent Divas performances of "No Man's Land"; composed by Billy Cowie with texts by Boloslaw Lesmian and sung by Juliet Russell.
  • "sung with forceful and tender passion"  The Independent
  • "Singer Juliet Russell...gives a brilliantly haunting performance incorporating open throated techniques. Her flexible range produces those deep powerfully moving cadences reminiscent of Theodorakis' superb vocalist Maria Farandori." The Stage
  • "Cowie's intensely lyrical score produces performances of a hypnotic impact" The Stage
  • Music  Billy Cowie
  • Texts  Boleslaw Lesmian
  • Voice  Juliet Russell
  • Cellos  Lucy East, Ruth Philips, Sian Bell
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  • DIVAS 8
  • 'FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS'
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  • The music from Divas' recent and continuing performances of "Falling Apart at the Seams"(English and Italian text); a duet with Liz Aggiss and soprano opera singer Naomi Itami.
  • Itami has "glamour, grace and a voice as velvety as her black frock" The Independent.
  • "a marvelously contrasting duet of voices with the excellent soprano...Naomi Itami." Die Welt
  • Also "Chantefables": ten short poems on the animal kingdom by Robert Desnos set to music by Billy Cowie and sung by Naomi Itami.
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  • Text and Music Billy Cowie
  • Soprano  Naomi Itami
  • Recitations  Liz Aggiss
  • Guitar  Jackie Taylor

 

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  • DIVAS 9
  • 'FOOLISH'
  • This is a collection twelve jazz/blues songs accompanied by guitars, piano and bass.
  • Music  Billy Cowie
  • Voice  Ella McGowan
  • Piano  Billy Cowie
  • Guitars  Bernd Rest, Jacqueline Taylor, David Noble

 

 

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  • DIVAS 10
  • 'KUBURGA KAFESINDE KUS'
  • (bird in a ribcage):
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  • Eleven songs in Turkish accompanied by harmonium, piano and dulcimer taken from the Transitions dance piece Bird in A Ribcage
  • Also "Stillborn" eight pieces for violin and harmonium
  • Music  Billy Cowie
  • Texts  Mine Kaylan and Billy Cowie
  • Voice  Rowan Godel
  • Violin  Krista Kasperz

 

  • DIVAS 11
  • EATINGEST
  • vocals Jennifer Lee

 

  • DIVAS 12
  • "ROMANCES AND TOCCATAS FOR SAXOPHONE"
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  • saxophone Gerard McChrystal
  • piano Billy Cowie

 

  • DIVAS 13
  • Songs of the Makars
  • soprano Marie McLaughlin
  • piano Billy Cowie

 

  • DIVAS 14
  • Canciones para Guitarra
  • guitar Nicola Hall
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