Star Candles (Michael Head)



Star Candles (1942) – Music: Michael Head (1900-1976) /Text: Margaret Rose (1936)

Margaret Rose (died 1958) wrote the words of Star Candles (1942). The poem refers to the constellation ‘The Southern Cross’, which in South Africa is also known as ‘Star Candles’, following an old belief that each of the five pointers denotes a gift to the Christ Child. Head responds with a beguiling melody.  [from notes on Hyperion Records by Andrew Burn © 2012]

Star Candles (Head): The opening 5 bars sets <a href=[read more…]