Stanford: Drake's Drum

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February 2015

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English Song: John Shirley-Quirk

English Song: John Shirley-Quirk


Butterworth, G:

A Shropshire Lad - six songs

Humfrey:

A Hymne to God the Father

arr. Tippett & Bergmann

Ireland:

Sea Fever

Songs Sacred And Profane

Keel:

Trade Winds (No. 2 from Three Salt-Water Ballads)

Moeran:

Ludlow Town: three songs

Purcell:

Man is for the woman made (from The Mock Marriage, Z605)

Music for a while, Z583

Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh Town (from The Mock Marriage, Z605)

When night her purple veil, Z201

Stanford:

Drake's Drum

The Old Superb

Vaughan Williams:

Songs of Travel

Warlock:

Captain Stratton's Fancy


John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Martin Isepp (harpsichord and piano), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Nona Liddell, Ivor McMahon (violins) & Eric Parkin (piano)

As a tribute to the late John Shirley-Quirk, Heritage is proud to re-issue the recordings he made of English song for the SAGA label in the 1960s. Three LPs were originally laid down: 'Songs of Travel', 'A Recital of English Song' and 'The Songs of John Ireland' and they appear here as a double CD. The performances are considered by many to be definitive and the present collection, re-mastered from the original tapes, appears by kind permission of the SAGA Continuation Trust.

The recordings have not been available in CD format for 20 years which makes this Heritage release highly anticipated. John Stanton Shirley-Quirk CBE (28 August 1931-7 April 2014) was an English bass-baritone who started his working life as a chemistry lecturer before becoming a member of the English Opera Group from 1964 to 1976. His early singing career began as a member of the Purcell Singers and as a lay clerk at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He went on to give premiere performances of several operatic and vocal works by Benjamin Britten, recording these and other works under the composer's direction. He sang and recorded a wide range of repertoire by other composers and consequently his discography is huge. His vocal style is characterised by a rich and smooth timbre coupled with a level of musicality which enabled him to interpret the music he was singing with great profundity.

“Heritage Records has gathered together a collection of English songs from three Saga LPs, sensitively remastered, which show this wonderful singer on top form...Shirley-Quirk gives us a lovely cross-section of native song...and [his] immaculate diction makes texts unnecessary.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2015

“Shirley-Quirke is sensitive, both as regards the vocalism per se, his use of voice and the responses to the words, treated intelligently.” International Record Review, February 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - February 2015

Heritage - HTGCD283/4

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The Floral Dance and other Peter Dawson Favourites

The Floral Dance and other Peter Dawson Favourites


Adams, S:

The Holy City

Coward, L:

Wandering The King's Highway

Damrosch, W:

Danny Deever, Op. 2 No. 7

Elgar:

O My Warriors (Caractacus)

French, W P:

Phil the Fluter's Ball

German:

Glorious Devon

Lambert, F:

She is far from the land

Molloy:

The Kerry Dance

Moss, K:

The floral dance

Murray, A:

I'll walk beside you

Newton, E:

The Drum Major

O'Hogan:

Old Father Thames

Sanderson, W:

Up from Somerset

Smith, H B:

That Lucky Old Sun

Speaks:

On the Road to Mandalay

Stanford:

Drake's Drum

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord

Tate, J W:

A Bachelor Gay (Maid of the Mountains)

Thayer, P:

Travel the Road

Vaughan Williams:

The Vagabond (from Songs of Travel)


Gregory Yurisich (bass-baritone)

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

Re-mastered and remixed for SACD surround sound from the original 1999 recording.

Peter Dawson was the Pavarotti of his time, popular enough to have his own fan club which exists to this day, and made over 2000 recordings between 1905 and 1958 (he died in 1961).

Opera baritone Gregory Yurisich has compiled a wonderful tribute in this recital of songs made famous by the great Australian baritone.

‘Old Father Thames’, ‘On the Road to Mandalay’, and other ballads are treated with affectionate gusto with terrific orchestral backing by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

The music is cheerfully melodic and humorously patriotic and sentimental.

Beautifully packaged with new cover and label artwork.

Digipak with picture disc and 42-page colour booklet with essays and all song texts.

“An ideal CD to bring memories of yesteryear flooding back... Gregory Yurisich sings with style and precision... resembles a Robson in timbre, wide compass and powerful delivery.” MusicWeb International (on the Original CD Release)

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Melba Recordings - MR301109

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The Very Best of English Song

The Very Best of English Song


anon.:

Willow song

Balfe:

Come into the garden, Maud

Bishop, H R:

Home, Sweet Home

Brahe:

Bless this House

Butterworth, G:

Loveliest of Trees

Byrd:

Lullaby, my sweet little baby

Ye sacred muses - an elegy for Thomas Tallis

Carter, S:

Down Below

Dibdin:

Tom Bowling

Dowland:

Can she excuse my wrongs? (First Booke of Songes, 1597)

Sorrow, stay

Awake, sweet love

Woeful heart

Shall I sue?

Me, me, and none but me

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Finzi:

Since we loved

Rollicum-rorum

Gurney:

Down by the Salley Gardens

Black Stitchel

Ireland:

The Salley Gardens

Sea Fever

Johnson, R:

Where the bee sucks

Full fathom five

Keel:

Trade Winds (No. 2 from Three Salt-Water Ballads)

Morley:

It was a lover and his lass

O mistress mine

Mortimer:

The Smuggler's Song

Parry:

O mistress mine

Peel:

In Summertime on Bredon

Purcell:

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Music for a while, Z583

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

If music be the food of love, Z379

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Quilter:

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

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

Come away, death

Shield, W:

The Plough Boy

Stanford:

Drake's Drum

The Old Superb

Swann, D:

The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, mud, glorious mud)

A Transport of Delight (The Omnibus)

The Wart Hog

trad.:

The Foggy, Foggy Dew

Greensleeves

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

The Lamb

The Shepherd

Silent Noon

Walton:

Popular Song from 'Façade'

Warlock:

Yarmouth Fair

My Own Country

Passing By

Pretty Ring Time

Balulalow

Woodforde-Finden:

Kashmiri Song


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Very Best of English Song

Very Best of English Song


anon.:

Willow song

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Balfe:

Come into the garden, Maud

Robert Tear (tenor), André Previn (piano)

Bishop, H R:

Home, Sweet Home

Robert Tear (tenor), André Previn (piano)

Brahe:

Bless this house

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Sir Philip Ledger (piano)

Britten:

The foggy, foggy dew

Robert Tear (tenor), André Previn (piano)

The Plough Boy

Robert Tear (tenor), André Previn (piano)

Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31

Robert Tear (tenor), Alan Civil (horn)

Northern Sinfonia, Sir Neville Marriner

Les illuminations, Op. 18

John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Pauline Lowbury (violin)

Britten Sinfonia, Nicholas Cleobury

Butterworth, G:

Loveliest of Trees

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Love Blows As The Wind Blows

Robert Tear (tenor)

Vernon Handley

Byrd:

Lullaby, my sweet little baby

Michael Chance (countertenor)

Fretwork

Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis

Michael Chance (countertenor), Christopher Wilson (lute)

Carter, S:

Down Below

Ian Wallace (bass-baritone), Donald Swann (piano)

Delius:

Sea Drift

John Noble (baritone)

Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves

Dibdin:

Tom Bowling

Robert Tear (tenor), André Previn (piano)

Dowland:

Sorrow, stay

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

Can she excuse my wrongs? (First Booke of Songes, 1597)

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

Awake, sweet love

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

Woeful heart

Dame Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

Shall I sue?

Charles Daniels (tenor), David Miller (lute)

Me, me, and none but me

Charles Daniels (tenor), David Miller (lute)

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Charles Daniels (tenor), David Miller (lute)

Elgar:

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Two Songs Op. 60 (The Torch; The River)

Robert Tear (tenor)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Finzi:

Since we loved

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

Rollicum-rorum

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Dies natalis, Op. 8

Wilfred Brown (tenor)

English Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Finzi

Gurney:

Down by the Salley Gardens

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Black Stitchel

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Ireland:

The Salley Gardens

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)

Sea Fever

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Johnson, R:

Where the bee sucks

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Full fathom five

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Keel:

Trade Winds (No. 2 from Three Salt-Water Ballads)

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Morley:

It was a lover and his lass

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

O mistress mine

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Mortimer:

The Smuggler's Song

Owen Brannigan (bass), Gerald Moore (piano)

Parry:

O Mistress Mine

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)

Peel:

Bredon Hill

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

In Summertime on Bredon

orchestral version

Frederick Harvey (baritone)

George Weldon

Purcell:

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Nancy Argenta (soprano), Nigel North (lute)

Music for a while, Z583

Nancy Argenta (soprano), John Toll (harpsichord)

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

Nancy Argenta (soprano), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

If music be the food of love, Z379

Nancy Argenta (soprano), Richard Boothby (lute), John Toll (harpsichord)

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Nancy Argenta (soprano), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

Quilter:

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

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)

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

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Come away, death

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

Sanderson, W:

Devonshire Cream and Cider

orchestral version

Frederick Harvey (baritone)

Philharmonia Orchestra, George Weldon

Stanford:

Drake's Drum

Robert Lloyd (bass), Nina Walker (piano)

The Old Superb

Robert Lloyd (bass), Nina Walker (piano)

Songs of the Sea, Op. 91

Benjamin Luxon (bass-baritone)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Norman Del Mar

Swann, D:

A Transport of Delight (The Omnibus)

Ian Wallace (bass-baritone), Donald Swann (piano)

The Wart Hog

Ian Wallace (bass-baritone), Donald Swann (piano)

The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, mud, glorious mud)

Michael Flanders & Donald Swann

trad.:

Greensleeves

Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)

The Lamb

Ian Partridge (tenor), Janet Craxton (piano)

The Shepherd

Ian Partridge (tenor)

Silent Noon

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

Songs of Travel

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)

Sir Simon Rattle

Five Mystical Songs

John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)

Choir of King's College Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks

On Wenlock Edge

orchestral version

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Walton:

Popular Song from 'Façade'

Fenella Fielding, Michael Flanders

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Warlock:

My Own Country

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Passing By

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Pretty Ring Time

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano)

Balulalow

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Sir Philip Ledger (piano)

Yarmouth Fair

Owen Brannigan (bass), Ernest Lush (piano)

Woodforde-Finden:

Kashmiri Song

Frederick Harvey (baritone), Jack Byfield (piano)


Ranging from Shakespeare’s contemporaries to the Victorian school and beyond, this fine box set calls on some of the greatest artists—including a wealth of British talent—to celebrate the diversity and longevity of English song. From simple melodic expression to the textural sophistication of orchestral settings, with the sea and landscape assuming a prominent role throughout, the songs included here comprise a fitting tribute, simultaneously revealing the rich cultural legacy of English poetry.

Warner Classics British Composers - 6805132

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