Warlock: Piggesnie

This page lists all recordings of Piggesnie, by Peter Warlock (1894-1930) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).

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Peter Pears - A Treasury of English Song

Peter Pears - A Treasury of English Song


Bennett, R R:

Tom O’Bedlam’s Song

with Joan Dickson (cello)

Berkeley, L:

How Love Came In

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Bridge:

Tis but a week

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Goldenhair

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

When you are old

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

So perverse

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Journey's end

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Go Not, Happy Day

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Love went a-riding

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Britten:

Folksongs (selection)

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Let the florid music praise! (from On this Island)

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Busch, W:

If thou wilt ease thine heart

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Come, o come, my life's delight

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Two Songs of William Blake

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Bush, A:

Voices of the Prophets

with Alan Bush (piano)

Butterworth, G:

Is My Team Ploughing?

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Delius:

To Daffodils

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Dieren:

Dream Pedlary

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Take, o take those lips away

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Grainger:

Bold William Taylor

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Holst:

Persephone (No. 1 from 12 Songs Op. 48)

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Ireland:

The Land of Lost Content

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

The Trellis

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Three Songs

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

I Have Twelve Oxen

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Moeran:

The Merry Month of May

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

In youth is pleasure

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Oldham, A:

Chinese Lyrics (3)

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Rainier:

Cycle for Declamation

Tippett:

Songs for Ariel

with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Warlock:

Piggesnie

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Along the Stream

with Viola Tunnard (piano)

Yarmouth Fair

with Benjamin Britten (piano)


Peter Pears (tenor)

These recordings, made over the space of a decade from March 1954 to December 1964, capture Peter Pears in the high summer of his career and at the peak of his powers, a period roughly framed by some of the highlights of his partnership with Benjamin Britten: the creation of the character of Peter Quint in the composer’s The Turn of the Screw in Venice in September 1954 and the euphoric response to the first performance in 1962 of the War Requiem, one of the great events of post-war English musical life. The title ‘An Anthology of English Song’ was chosen by Decca for a projected three volumes featuring Pears. The first, with Julian Bream, included Renaissance lute songs by Dowland, Morley and others. The second was presumably intended to included 18th and 19th-century titles but was never made. The third, made in 1955, consisted of 20th-century English song, and much of this material appears on CD for the first time [CD2: 10-21].

A year earlier, Pears and Britten recorded nine of Britten’s folk song arrangements; these particular recordings (made in the same sessions as those for Winter Words) too receive their first release on CD [CD2: 1-9].

More British song was recorded with Britten in 1963 and with pianist Viola Tunnard (who worked closely with Britten in the 1960s, particularly on the Church Parables) in 1964. Of special interest too, will be works Pears commissioned from contemporary composers including the Cycle for Declamation by the South-African-born Priaulx Rainier, a testing tour de force for unaccompanied voice and Richard Rodney Bennett’s dramatic 1961 setting for voice and cello of the anonymous 17th-century ballad Tom O’Bedlam’s Song.

“To Daffodils is exquisitely sung, and The merry month of May is a tour de force spectacularly brought off by Viola Tunnard” … “The record is completed by a splendid scena by Richard Rodney Bennett, the accompaniment for cello alone, and three prose texts by John Donne set by Priaulx Rainier for unaccompanied voice. Peter Pears sings these with marvellous intensity and understanding, and Joan Dickson’s cello playing in Tom O’ Bedlam is very good indeed.” Gramophone Magazine

“Gracefully patrician in tone but always perceptive, Pears, with Britten's acute accompaniment, explores a wide range of British song from Butterworth to Tippett.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****

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Warlock Songs

Warlock Songs


Warlock:

The Wind from the West

Whenas the rye

My gostly fader

Sorrow's Lullaby

As ever I saw

Take, O take those lips away

The bayley berith the bell away

Sweet Content

Mourn no moe

There is a lady sweet and kind

Play Acting

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Mr Belloc's Fancy

Late Summer

Hey troly loly lo

The Bachelor

Rest, sweet nymphs

Piggesnie

Sleep

Autumn Twilight

Milkmaids

I held love's head

Thou gav'st me leave to kiss

Yarmouth Fair

Ha'nacker Mill

The Night

My Own Country

Walking the Woods

The First Mercy

The Jolly Shepherd

Passing By

The Fox


Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)

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Peter Warlock: Collected 78rpm Recordings

Peter Warlock: Collected 78rpm Recordings

Recorded 1925-51, digitally remastered.


Campion:

There is a Garden in her face

(arr. Warlock)

John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute)

Dowland:

Flow not so fast, ye fountains

(arr. Warlock)

John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute)

Ferrabosco, A II:

O eyes, O mortal stars

(arr. Warlock)

John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute)

Come, my Celia

(arr. Warlock)

John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute)

Purcell:

Fantazia

(arr. Warlock)

Pasquier Trio

Fantazia

(arr. Warlock)

Griller String Quartet

Warlock:

Capriol Suite

London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard

Serenade for strings

NGS Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli

Capriol Suite

(arr. for violin & piano by Joseph Szigeti)

Josef Szigeti (violin), Nikita Magalov (piano)

Serenade for strings

Constant Lambert String Orchestra, Constant Lambert

Capriol Suite

Constant Lambert String Orchestra, Constant Lambert

The Curlew

René Soames (tenor), Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)

Aeolian String Quartet

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Peter Dawson (bass-baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Oh good ale

John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute)

Corpus Christi

The English Singers

Sleep

John Armstrong (baritone)

International String Quartet

Chopcherry

John Armstrong (baritone)

International String Quartet

The Fox

Parry Jones (tenor)

Sleep

Parry Jones (tenor)

Take, O take those lips away

Parry Jones (tenor)

Sweet and kind

Parry Jones (tenor)

As ever I saw

Parry Jones (tenor)

The Passionate Shepherd

Parry Jones (tenor)

Corpus Christi

Ann Wood (mezzo-soprano), Peter Pears (tenor)

BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate

Nursery Jingles (6)

Cecil Cope (bass)

Milkmaids

Roy Henderson (baritone), Eric Griffen (piano)

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Roy Henderson (baritone), Eric Griffen (piano)

Sigh no more, ladies

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Pretty Ring Time

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Passing By

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

My Own Country

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Fair and True

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Piggesnie

Roy Henderson (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Sweet and twenty

Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

Consider

Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

Sleep

Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

Rest, sweet nymphs

Truro Girls School

The First Mercy

Billy Neeley (treble)

Corpus Christi

Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano), René Soames (tenor)

Festival Singers, Leslie Woodgate

The Frostbound Wood

Dennis Noble (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

The Fox

Dennis Noble (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Oscar Natzke (bass)


Born in 1894, Peter Warlock was one of England’s great songwriters – described by Lennox Berkeley as one of the “most colourful talents in English 20th century music”. His output was prolific. In addition he was a distinguished editor and transcriber of a vast amount of early music as well as an author of several books and many articles, editor and music critic. He was very close to Delius – indeed was obsessed with Delius’s music and wrote a book about him, and also assisted Beecham in organising a Delius festival in 1929. He shared a cottage with fellow composer E. J. Moeran. He suffered bouts of depression and sadly he was found dead in his Chelsea flat in December 1930, of gas poisoning.

Gathered here are the original 78rpm recordings from the John Bishop Collection – divided into Orchestral and Chamber on CD1 and vocal items on CD2. John Bishop was one of the leading lights of the Peter Warlock Society, and all tracks have been remastered by Andrew Rose of Pristine Audio.

The booklet contains fascinating and informative notes, rare photographs and original 78rpm matrix numbers with recording dates.

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - January 2010

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