Warlock: Passing By

This page lists all recordings of Passing By, by Peter Warlock (1894-1930) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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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

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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.

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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, C:

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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British Music Collection - Peter Warlock

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Warlock:

After two years

The droll lover

Ha'nacker Mill

As ever I saw

There is a lady sweet and kind

Whenas the rye

Sigh no more, ladies

Sleep

Pretty Ring Time

Jillian of Berry

The bayley berith the bell away

Passing by

The Frostbound Wood

Robin Goodfellow

Twelve Oxen

Yarmouth Fair

Romance

To the Memory of a Great Singer

My Own Country

The Birds

The Fox

Fair and True

Roister Doister

The Cricketers of Hambledon

Eloré Lo

Capriol Suite

Lullaby my Jesus

Serenade for Strings

Youth


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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, C:

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.

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