Days of Hope

Original London Cast

Days of Hope, Original London Cast
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Howard Goodall, has just won the Classical Brit Awards 'Composer Of The Year 2009' Award and is a presenter and the 'Composer In Residence' of Classic FM. He is the well known face of many TV music documentaries, for which he has received great acclaim, composes music for TV (Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Mr Bean, The Thin Blue Line), dance (Rambert Dance Company) and a wealth of choral works and musicals. His musicals include the Ivor Novello Award winning adaptation of Melvyn Bragg's The Hired Man, Two Cities, The Kissing Dance and The Dreaming (both with Charles Hart) and many more.

'Days Of Hope' tells the story of a fisherman's family leaving Valencia at the end of The Spanish Civil War. The scenes and songs reflect upon that war and the future for the family. It was first presented by the Hampstead Theatre in association with the well established Oxford Stage Company, and stars Una Stubbs, John Turner, Nicholas Caunter, Phyllida Hancock and Carla Mendonca.

CD 1
  1. Days of Hope
    Company
  2. Harvest
    Company
  3. Market Day
    Company, Phyllida Hancock, Una Stubbs
  4. Democracy
    Carla Mendonca, Darryl Knock, Array, Nicholas Caunter, Phyllida Hancock, Una Stubbs
  5. Long Live Death
    Carla Mendonca, Company, Danny Cerqueira
  6. Scarborough Fair
    Nicholas Caunter
  7. Say Gipsy Say
    Carla Mendonca, Company, Phyllida Hancock, Una Stubbs
  8. Song of the English Volunteer
    Nicholas Caunter
  9. If Not Today
    Company, Darryl Knock
  10. Lorca
    Carla Mendonca, Phyllida Hancock
  11. Antonio
    Company, Array, Phyllida Hancock
  12. Days of Hope
    Company
  13. Song of the Brigades
    Company, Howard Goodall
  14. In Old Madrid
    Howard Goodall, John Yap