A Garland for Linda

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A Garland for Linda
A Garland for Linda.jpg
Studio album by
Various Artists
Released 25 April 2000
Recorded 10 August – 26 October 1999
Genre Classical
Length 55:11
Label EMI
Producer John Fraser
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

A Garland for Linda is a tribute album for Linda McCartney, released in 2000 by the cancer-fighting organization the Garland Appeal. The album features classical music by ten contemporary composers including Paul McCartney, John Rutter and John Tavener, performed by the Joyful Company of Singers under conductor Peter Broadbent, recorded at All Saints Church, Tooting, London.

Track listing

  1. "Silence and Music" (Ralph Vaughan Williams) – 4:50
    • From A Garland for the Queen in 1953, the year of her coronation.
  2. "Prayer for the Healing of the Sick" (John Tavener) – 8:53
    • Featuring John Tavener. From text by Mother Thekla and taken from the Russian Orthodox Service of Holy Unction.
  3. "Water Lilies" (Judith Bingham) – 7:35
    • Featuring Judith Bingham. Written in March 1999, drawing on the composer's experience of swimming.
  4. "Musica Dei Donum" (John Rutter) – 5:36
    • Featuring John Rutter. Taken from a solo chorus text from 1594.
  5. "The Doorway of the Dawn" (David Matthews) – 4:53
  6. "Nova" (Paul McCartney) – 6:28
  7. "I Dream'd" (Roxanna Panufnik) – 3:30
  8. "Farewell" (Michael Berkeley) – 3:30
  9. "The Flight of the Swan" (Giles Swayne) – 6:16
  10. "A Good-Night" (Richard Rodney Bennett) – 2:51


The Joyful Company of Singers

    • Claire Hills: Soprano.
    • Katherine Willis: Soprano.
    • Henrietta Hillman: Alto.
    • Fiona Robinson: Alto.
    • Lorna Youngs: Alto
    • Paul Zimmerman: Tenor.
    • Alex Hayes: Tenor.
    • Michael King: Bass.
    • Greg Masters: Bass.
    • Chris E. Williams: Bass.
  • Peter Broadbent: Conductor.


  1. ^ A Garland for Linda at AllMusic
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