Interlude 1: The Garden Of Song

by Benjamin Longman

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‘The Garden of Song’ is comprised of five musical adaptations of poems found in a 1911 anthology of the same name, and one additional original song thrown in for good measure. Marrying the luscious poetic imagery of turn-of-the-century Romanticism with sonic textures heavily inspired by the British folk revival movement of the 60s and 70s, ‘The Garden of Song’ seeks to explore how these century-old words sung in a classic style can still hold such contemporary relevance.

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released June 1, 2018

All instruments: Benjamin Longman
Recording/Mixing/Mastering: Benjamin Longman

Cover art photography: Benjamin Longman
Cover art graphic design: Fran Motta

Writing credits:

1|| Music by Benjamin Longman, words by Hamilton Aidé
2|| Music by Benjamin Longman, words by B.C. Stephenson
3|| Music by Benjamin Longman, words by Gunby Hadath
4|| Music by Benjamin Longman, words by Harold Simpson
5|| Music by Benjamin Longman, words by Harold Boulton
6|| Music & Words by Benjamin Longman & Jesse Shire


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Benjamin Longman Calgary, Alberta

Benjamin Longman is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and photographer, now based in Calgary.

He began performing around London under various guises from the age of 16, and has shared stages with such artists as Martin Carthy, Hudson Taylor, Foy Vance, Khari Wendell McClelland, Donovan Woods, William Prince, Darlingside, 100 Mile House, Kimberly Anne, and many others.
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