Another word for snow


Two or three years before Kate Bush’s imagination was fired by the Brontes, another songwriter had woven Charlotte Brontë’s Villette into a wonderfully understated folk song. Catherine Howe now has some well-deserved recognition – thanks to the reissue of her classic 1971 album ‘What a Beautiful Place’ in the mid-2000s. She has written some exceptional songs, and here’s one she revisited for the album ‘An English Tale’ in 2010 (the original version on the 1976 album Silent Mother Nature has a harpsichord accompaniment).


One thought on “Another word for snow

  1. I’d never heard of this before – it’s lovely… with such a light touch of tenderness. It captures a wistful essence that lingers after reading ‘Villette.’ Love the Kate Bush associations in the post title etc too! Thank you…

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