Warlock: A Sad Song

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Songs by Peter Warlock

Songs by Peter Warlock


The Wind from the West

To the Memory of a Great Singer

Take, O take those lips away

As ever I saw

The bayley berith the bell away

There is a lady sweet and kind

Lullaby 'Golden slumbers kiss your eyes'

Sweet Content

Late Summer

The Singer

Rest, sweet nymphs


A Sad Song

In an Arbour Green

Autumn Twilight

I held love's head

Thou gav'st me leave to kiss

Yarmouth Fair

Pretty Ring Time

A Prayer to St Anthony

The Sick Heart

Robin Goodfellow

Jillian of Berry

Fair and True

Ha'nacker Mill

The Night

My Own Country

The First Mercy

The Lover's Maze

Cradle Song

Sigh no more, ladies

Passing By

The Contented Lover

The Fox

Philip Heseltine was born in London in 1894 and in his short life won public acclaim for the songs he wrote under the pseudonym Peter Warlock. He was particularly noted for his settings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts, and brought the most delicate sensibility of the music of that period to his compositions. Warlock was considered an authority on Elizabethan music and in the course of his life he edited over three hundred Elizabethan and Jacobean lute songs for voice and keyboard or for choir.

Rarely can these works have been so beautifully and movingly performed on record as in this celebrated album, featuring John Mark Ainsley at the peak of his considerable powers, perfectly accompanied by Roger Vignoles.

“This is surely one of the best representations of Warlock on records” American Record Guide

“Singer and song are ideally matched, pianist and piano part likewise, and the shade of Philip Heseltine should gain contentment” Gramophone Magazine

“Enthusiastically recommended” Fanfare

“Whether you collect tenors, English music or simply good singing, don’t be without this” BBC Music Magazine

Helios - CDH55442



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The Curlew

The Curlew

Songs by Peter Warlock


In an Arbour Green

Autumn Twilight

Late Summer

Pretty Ring Time

A Sad Song

Mr Belloc's Fancy

Ha'nacker Mill

The Night

My Own Country


The Curlew

The First Mercy

Adam lay ybounden

Bethlehem Down

The Frostbound Wood

Cradle Song

My lady is a pretty one

Music when soft voices die

Yarmouth Fair

The Contented Lover

And wilt thou leave me thus?

Mourn no moe

Jillian of Berry

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Andrew Kennedy & Simon Lepper

Pavão Quartet

Landor Records - LAN279

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English Song

English Song


Oh dear, what can the matter be?

Berkeley, L:

Lay your sleeping head, my love


Early one Morning

The foggy, foggy dew

Now the leaves are falling fast (from On This Island)

Tell me the truth about love (from Cabaret Songs)

The Choirmaster's Burial (No. 5 from Winter Words)

Coates, E:

The Grenadier

The Young Lover

Betty and Johnny

Rise up and reach the stars

Gibbs, C A:

The Bells

Ann's Cradle Song

As I Lay in the Early Sun

The Cherry Tree



Now in these fairylands

The dream-city

Margrete's Cradle Song

The Heart Worships

Lehmann, L:

Cherry Ripe

Mustard and Cress

The Lily of a Day

Henry King


Take, O take those lips away

Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op. 3 No. 2 (Tennyson)

Love calls through the summer night

I will go with my father a-ploughing


Fain would I change that note

In summer-time on

The lads in their hundreds

Among the rocks


A Soft Day

Irish Skies


The Rio Grande (Capstan Shanty)

Theodore, or the Pirate King

A Long Time Ago (Hilliard's Shanty)

Vaughan Williams:

It was a lover and his lass

The Water Mill

On Wenlock Edge

The Call (No. 4 from Five Mystical Songs)

Silent Noon


Wapping Old

Long Steel Grass

Tango - Pasodoble

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Beatriz's Song


Peter Warlock's Fancy

The Frostbound Wood


A Sad Song


Bethlehem Down

Naxos - 8557559-60

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