Gordon Pullin has also made two recordings in association with the pianist Charles Macdonald. Both consist of words and music.


‘Hubert Foss and his friends’
was produced to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Music Department of the Oxford University Press, of which Foss was the founding editor. On the disc his daughter, Diana, talks about her father, whose friends included some of the most famous English composers of the twentieth century. Foss himself was a composer of merit, and the music on the disc sets his songs alongside that of his better-known contemporaries:


Foss – She walks in beauty;
Warlock - As ever I saw;
Walton – Under the greenwood tree;
Foss – As I walked out;
Britten – The trees they grow so high;
Foss – The trees they grow so high;
– The Encounter;
Foss – The New Mistress;
Tippett – The Heart’s Assurance;
Foss – Rioupéroux;
Vaughan Williams – Buonaparty;
Foss – The Sergeant’s Song;
Gurney – Goodnight to the meadow;
Howells – King David;
Foss – If I had but two little wings;
– Auprès de ma blonde


‘Time’s Delights’ or ‘A Celebration of the Seasons’
is self-explanatory. On this disc Gordon Pullin is joined by Sue Mileham, soprano, and Susan Meek, reader. The poems are by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Browning, Laurie Lee, Auden, Edward Thomas, Alfred Noyes, Keats, Laurence Binyon, Bridges and Hardy. The songs are:


Arne – When daisies pied;
Peel* – Loveliest of trees;
- Slow Spring;
Rubbra – It was a lover and his lass;
Ireland*– Summer Sketches;
Dring – A Bay in Anglesey;
Richard Rodney Bennett – The Lark;
Peel* – In summertime on Bredon;
Bernard Steele – Weathers;
Porteous* – The Late Autumn;
Storace – The Curfew;
Finzi* – The Sigh;
Pinto – An Invocation to Nature;
Britten* – At Dayclose in November;
Foss* – Winter Chant;
Armstrong Gibbs – A Song of Shadows;
Fiske* – When daisies pied

*sung by Gordon Pullin

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