On Wenlock Edge

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On Wenlock Edge

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2008

Finalist - Solo Vocal

Label:

Linn

Catalogue No:

CKD296

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd July 2007

Barcode:

0691062029629

Length:

69 minutes

Medium:

SACD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

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On Wenlock Edge


Bliss:

Elegiac Sonnet

Gurney:

Ludlow and Teme

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Warlock:

The Curlew


James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Michael Cox (flute), Gareth Hulse (cor anglais)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

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Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

No. 1. On Wenlock Edge

No. 2. From far, from eve and morning

No. 3. Is my team ploughing?

No. 4. Oh, when I was in love with you

No. 5. Bredon Hill

No. 6. Clun

Peter Warlock: The Curlew

The Curlew: He reproves the curlew - The lover mourns for the loss of love - The withering of the boughs - He hears the cry of the sedge

Arthur Bliss: Elegiac Sonnet, Op. 156

Elegiac Sonnet, Op. 156

Ivor Gurney: Ludlow and Teme

No. 1. When Smoke Stood Up from Ludlow

No. 2. Fair in a Western Brookland

No. 3. 'Tis Time, I Think, by Wenlock Town

No. 4. Ludlow Fair

No. 5. On the Idle Hill of Summer

No. 6. When I Was One And Twenty

No. 7. The Lent Lily

BBC Music Magazine

“Gilchrist's bright, ringing tenor voice is compelling from the first note, but it's the range of expression and unaffected musicality that leave the lasting impression”

Gramophone Magazine

September 2007

“…a wonderfully imaginative account of On Wenlock Edge and The Curlew. The developing tale of Bredon Hill has never been more vividly told on records, and the desolation of Warlock's masterpiece becomes more poignant still because of the beauty evoked. ...Gurney's Housman cycle has also its finest performance on record. Strongly recommended.”

bbc.co.uk

Andrew Mellor

5th July 2007

“...invigorating stuff from the off, and far from the pastoral legato of some other interpretations...Gilchrist’s no-nonsense vocal style meets the folk-based contours of the music with a convincing respect – his vowels more fluid and natural than some in the English tenor tradition, and his delivery all the more vivid for it.”

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