A Garland for Linda
|A Garland for Linda|
|Studio album by Various Artists|
|Released||25 April 2000|
|Recorded||10 August – 26 October 1999|
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, performed by the Joyful Company of Singers under conductor Peter Broadbent, recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London.
- "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
- "Farewell" (Michael Berkeley) – 3:30
- "The Flight of the Swan" (Giles Swayne) – 6:16
- "A Good-Night" (Richard Rodney Bennett) – 2:51
- Featuring Richard Rodney Bennett. From a poem by Francis Quarles.
- Paul McCartney: Composer.
- Richard Rodney Bennett: Composer.
- Michael Berkeley: Composer.
- John Rutter: Composer.
- John Tavener: Composer.
- Ralph Vaughan Williams: Composer.
- David Matthews: Concertmaster.
- Roxanna Panufnik: Composer.
- Philippa Davies: Flute.
- Robert Cohen: Cello.
The Joyful Company of Singers
- Peter Broadbent: Conductor.