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This is the first complete recording of all thirty songs by George Butterworth, which are performed by devoted English song advocates Mark Stone and Stephen Barlow. The CD includes all 11 of the settings from A Shropshire Lad and the 1st complete edition of his Eleven folk songs from Sussex, 8 of which are world premiere recordings as are Haste on my Joys and Love blows as the wind blows.
George Butterworth: 6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad
No. 1. Loveliest of trees
No. 2. When I was one-and-twenty
No. 3. Look not in my eyes
No. 4. Think no more, lad
No. 5. The lads in their hundreds
No. 6. Is my team ploughing?
George Butterworth: Haste on, My Joys!
Haste on, My Joys!
George Butterworth: 11 Folk Songs from Sussex
No. 1. Yonder stands a lovely creature
No. 2. A blacksmith courted me
No. 4. A lawyer he went out one day
No. 5. Come my own one
No. 7. A brisk young sailor courted me
No. 11. Tarry trousers
George Butterworth: I Will Make You Brooches
I Will Make You Brooches
George Butterworth: Love Blows as the Wind Blows
No. 1. In the year that's come and gone, love, his flying feather
No. 2. Life in her Creaking Shoes
No. 3. Fill a glass with golden wine
No. 4. On the way to Kew
George Butterworth: I Fear Thy Kisses
I Fear Thy Kisses
11 Folk Songs from Sussex
No. 3. Sowing the seeds of love
No. 6. The cuckoo
No. 8. Seventeen come Sunday
No. 9. Roving in the dew
No. 10. The true lover's farewell
George Butterworth: Requiescat
George Butterworth: Bredon Hill and Other Songs
No. 1. Bredon Hill
No. 2. O Fair enough are Sky and Plain
No. 3. When the Lad for the Longing Sighs
No. 4. On the Idle Hill of Summer
No. 5. With Rue My Heart is Laden
25th February 2010
“Stone and his pianist, Stephen Barlow, treat the songs with intelligence and sensitivity”
“The label is Mark Stone's, his the informative notes, and he is of course also the very good singer: we are much indebted to him...Stephen Barlow is his excellent pianist and together they give a particularly fine performance of "On the idle hill of summer"...A truly enterprising tribute to Butterworth's subtle art.”
“[Stone is] a fine performer, well supported by Barlow - and a thoughtful one, as his sleeve notes confirm”
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