Warlock: Take, O take those lips away

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Songs by Peter Warlock

Songs by Peter Warlock


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

Sleep

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

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

“Enthusiastically recommended” Fanfare

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

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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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The Power of Love

The Power of Love

An English Songbook


Elgar:

Pleading, Op. 48 No. 1

Speak, Music, Op. 41, No. 2

Gibbs, C A:

A Song of Shadows Op. 15, No. 3

Hypochondriacus

Grainger:

The Power of Love

Gurney:

Lights out

The boat is chafing

Goodnight to the meadow

Holst:

Betelgeuse

Journey's End

Lehmann, L:

Pa's bank

Love, if you knew the light

Ah, moon of my delight

Moeran:

In youth is pleasure

Molloy:

Love's old sweet song

Peel:

The early morning

Almond, wild almond

Quilter:

Love's Philosophy, Op. 3 No. 1 (Shelley)

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

There be none of Beauty's daughters, Op. 24, No. 1

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

Warlock:

Queen Anne

The Night

Take, O take those lips away

White, M:

The Spring has come

The Devout Lover

So we'll go no more a-roving


Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano) & Graham Johnson (piano)

Alice Coote, one of the most distinctive mezzo-sopranos of today, makes her recital debut on Hyperion with pianist Graham Johnson, a stalwart of the label and tireless explorer of vocal repertoire. The Power of Love creates what Johnson describes as a ‘pageant of English song and poetry’. It’s a journey through half a century of song, surveying not just human love but love of nature and even of money. Some of the most touching pieces here involve the loss of love through death, not least Ivor Gurney’s Lights Out and Gustav Holst’s Betelgeuse. There’s serenity, too, in mellifluous settings by Roger Quilter, while high spirits are supplied by Maude Valérie White’s The Spring has come and Warlock’s sardonic Queen Anne, which includes the immortal lines ‘I am Queen Anne, of whom ’tis said / I’m chiefly fam’d for being dead’.

“From start to finish, the artistry of Alice Coote and Graham Johnson is of the highest order.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2012

“Almost every track on the mezzo’s recital springs a surprise” Financial Times, 11th February 2012

“['Love's Philosophy'] needs and receives a bolder and stronger delivery than its neighbour, rising to a showy conclusion. It allows Coote to introduce an almost operatic approach as her voice peals forth...the Holst songs, mesmerizingly captured by Coote, whose voice seems almost detached as she intones 'Betelgeuse', recorded, like the rest of the programme, in clear sound.” International Record Review, February 2012

“[Victorian parlour repertoire] proves both admirably suited to her distinctively creamy yet expressive voice, and occasionally revelatory...The well-structured programme concludes with Holst's late Humbert Wolfe settings, in which Coote finds surprising power. Journey's End is tragically bleak” BBC Music Magazine, April 2012 *****

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Strings in the Earth and Air

Strings in the Earth and Air

Songs by Moeran, Warlock & Stern


Moeran:

Six Folksongs from Norfolk

collected and arranged by E. J. Moeran

Seven Poems of James Joyce

Stern, G:

Three Wordsworth Songs

Four Songs of James Joyce

Legend

Warlock:

Candlelight, a cycle of twelve nursery jingles

Along the Stream

Take, O take those lips away

Heracleitus

The Fox


Paul Martyn-West (tenor) & Nigel Foster (piano)

The last few years have witnessed a general resurgence of interest in the songs of early-to mid-20th Century British composers and this has been a welcome development for anyone interested in the genre. Whether on CD or in concert, through the actual published music or scholarly books on the subject, the work of such notable composers as Bax, Bliss, Brian, Bridge, Delius, Van Dieren, Finzi, Gibbs, Grainger, Gurney, Howells, Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Walton are generally becoming more widely known. And it is squarely within this musical tradition that the songs of the three composers represented on this CD find their place.

Originally released on the Dunelm label in 2006, this recording will now benefit from considerably wider distribution and promotion on the Diversions imprint from Divine Art.

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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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The Frostbound Wood

The Frostbound Wood


Howard, M:

The Painted Rose

Premiere Recording

Howells:

Mrs. MacQueen

When the Dew is Falling

Full Moon

Roe, B:

Noble Numbers

Warlock:

My Little Sweet Darling

Take, O take those lips away

And wilt thou leave me thus?

Sleep

The droll lover

Mourn no moe

My Own Country

My gostly fader

The Frostbound Wood

Bethlehem Down

The Night


Tim Travers-Brown (counter-tenor) & Jeremy Filsell (piano)

This disc of works for counter-tenor and piano explores some gems of 20th century British song. Focussing on the Renaissance-inspired songs of Peter Warlock and Herbert Howells, the disc also sheds light on two lesser-known yet equally talented song composers.

Tim Travers-Brown's future engagements include works by Monteverdi and Grandi with La Nuova Musica at The Wigmore Hall and Purcell's Bonduca with the OAE at King's Place.

“Tudor and Renaissance styles mix happily with echoes of Delius in this wide-ranging CD...Tim Travers-Brown sings with a sinewy grace throughout and Jeremy Filsell accompanies with mercurial charm.” The Observer, 10th May 2009

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English Love Songs

English Love Songs


Barlow, S:

If thou would’st ease thine heart

Bridge:

Come to Me in my Dreams

Love went a-riding

Britten:

Down by the Salley Gardens

Wild with passion (Beddoes)

Butterworth, G:

With rue my heart is laden

When I was one-and-twenty

Dowland:

Awake, sweet love

Come again, sweet love doth now invite

Finzi:

To Lizbie Browne

I Said to Love, Op. 19b

Handel:

Silent Worship (based on an aria from Tolomeo)

Semele: Where'er you walk

Haydn:

Piercing Eyes, Hob. XXVIa:35

Pleasing Pain, Hob. XXVIa:29

Ireland:

If we must part

Love is a sickness full of woes

Purcell:

I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain (from The Indian Queen)

If music be the food of love, Z379

Quilter:

Go, lovely Rose, Op. 24 No. 3 (Edmund Wailer)

Love's Philosophy, Op. 3 No. 1 (Shelley)

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

Love bade me welcome (No. 3 from Five Mystical Songs)

Warlock:

Take, O take those lips away

Thou gav'st me leave to kiss


Mark Stone (baritone) & Stephen Barlow (piano)

This excellent release is a unique collection of English love songs by some of the great English composers of the 20th century including Vaughan-Williams, Purcell, Britten, Dowland, Finzi and Warlock. All of the songs are firm favourites; amongst the most well known are Silent worship, Where’er you walk, If music be the food of love and The salley gardens. Mark Stone has sung at Covent Garden most recently in “Don Giovanni” and is a regular guest at ENO, WNO, Glyndebourne and Opera North. He and Stephen Barlow regularly perform together as a recital duo and often appear on Radio 3 and in concert in the UK and abroad.

“..this is not a recital restricted to one vocal hue. Each song is looked at and receives relevant response from both singer and pianist. ….he (Mark Stone) introduces so much by way of nuance and colour to make this a very interesting and fulfilling programme, one which is well recorded.” International Record Review, March 2009

“Stone has made an estimable career as a lyric baritone at Opera North and English National Opera, but he is less familiar as a recitalist. His light, airy baritone is well suited to the more easy-going English love songs, but takes on a nasal, pinched quality when a sense of drama is required, as in Frank Bridge’s galloping Love went a-riding. This attractive miscellaneous programme might have made a stronger impression if the order of songs were not so haphazard: Vaughan Williams (Silent Noon and Love bade me welcome) segues uncomfortably into Dowland’s Awake, sweet love, and Purcell, Handel and Haydn are interspersed pell-mell between Quilter and Ireland, Butterworth and Warlock, Finzu and Britten. Stone’s theme and sequence are too loose to be compelling and his diction, mostly clear, rarely achieves the eloquence of a born song interpreter.” Sunday Times, 15th February 2009 ***

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Gossiana

Gossiana

A 1920s Anthology of Song


 

Agincourt Song

Three Ravens

Here’s a health unto his majesty

L’amour de moi

arr. Hubert Foss

Cavendish:

Down in a valley

arr. Peter Warlock & Philip Wilson

Clarke, Rebecca:

June Twilight

Danyel:

I die whenas I do not see

arr. Peter Warlock & Philip Wilson

Dieren:

Der Asra

Franz, R:

Aus meinen grossen schmerzen

Moeran:

Sheep Shearing (folk song), R.102

Dream of Death

Mozart:

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Rosseter:

What then is love but mourning?

arr. Peter Warlock & Philip Wilson

Schubert:

Totengräbers Heimwehe D842 (Craigher)

Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D300 (Salis-Seewis)

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)

trad.:

Barbara Allen

Billy Boy

Shenandoah

Blow ye winds, heigh ho!

Hullabaloo Ballay

Warlock:

As ever I saw

Take, O take those lips away

Milkmaids

The Distracted Maid

O Mistress Mine

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Oh good ale


Giles Davies (baritone) & Steven Devine (piano)

Goss Male Quartet

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