Clarke: Four Love Songs (cello)
Instruments: cello and piano
Catalogue no.: D1992-4
Night brings me you: on grade 2 Trinity syllabus (2020-2023)
You brought my heart the sunshine: on grade 3 Trinity syllabus (2020-2023)
Avelette: on grade 4 Trinity syllabus (2020-2023)
These four lovely songs are suitable for a beginner cellist – simple, yet affecting pieces that are rewarding to play. Alma Clarke was born in British Columbia, Canada, in 1897, and died in 1935. She was first a violinist, and then became a professional pianist. She and her third husband Frank Rattenbury moved to Bournemouth, UK, in 1930, and there Alma started to compose under the pseudonym Lozanne. Some of her songs were published by Keith Prowse, and performed by the famous tenor of the time, Frank Titterton.
Four songs have been arranged by Sue Otty for cello and piano: You brought my heart the sunshine; Dark-haired Marie; Night brings me you; Avelette.