Sunday Observer on ‘The Frostbound Wood’

Tuesday 19th May 2009


Stephen Pritchard reviews Tim’s debut CD for the Sunday Observer - 10th May 2009

‘This collection takes it’s name from one of 11 songs by Peter Warlock, who, like Herbert Howells, Michael Howard and Betty Roe, found inspiration in Britain’s musical heritage when setting words to music.  Tudor and Renaissance styles mix happily with echoes of Delius in this wide-ranging CD.  It’s an inspired idea to perform the Warlock and Howells settings in the countertenor register; neither composer wrote with this voice in mind, but it adds a gloriously authentic Elizabethan lustre.  Tim Travers-Brown sings with sinewy grace throughout and Jeremy Filsell accompanies with mercurial charm.’