Peter T. Cork (1926-2012) teacher, composer, author, walker, friend ...

Nylon Blues

'Nylon Blues' is a duet between Molly Turfcutter (a landgirl) and Elsie Plum (a munitions worker) with piano accompaniment in Act I Scene 1 of "The White Bird".

  "The White Bird" by Peter Cork is A musical story of the Cornish Fishing Village of Poldoon in the year 1942.

Written between April 1972 and July 1973, "The White Bird" was first performed at Clapham County School on the 28th and 29th March 1974.

The discovery of a concert programme and a reel-to-reel monophonic tape recording of 'A Concert of Music by Peter Cork', given at Walsingham School on Friday, 15th July 1977 at 7:30pm, provides us with an opportunity to listen to Peter Cork introducing the number and 'Nylon Blues' itself.

Just click on the appropriate triangular 'play symbol' to hear the recordings.
  Janet Goodair takes the part of Molly and Fiona Gardner the part of Elsie, while Peter Cork plays the piano in this recording.

Introduction by Peter Cork

Nylon Blues

editor: Peter J. Cosker Peter T. Cork updated: 20/02/2015