Warlock: My Own Country

This page lists all recordings of My Own Country, 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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Heimat

Heimat


Brahms:

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Mondnacht, WoO 21

Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (No. 25 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Britten:

Greensleeves

Grieg:

Til Norge (To Norway), Op. 58 No. 2

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Ireland:

If there were Dreams to Sell

Poulenc:

Hyde Park

Reger:

Des Kindes Gebet, Op. 76 No. 22

Schubert:

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Der Einsame, D800

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Drang in die Ferne, D770

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl)

Das Heimweh, D456 (Winkler)

Der Wanderer, D489

Strauss, A:

Ich weiß bestimmt, ich werd Dich wiedersehn

Strauss, R:

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

Warlock:

My Own Country

The Bachelor

Wolf, H:

Verschwiegene Liebe (No. 3 from Eichendorff-Lieder)


Benjamin Appl (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)

Benjamin Appl won Gramophone “Young Artist of the Year 2016”

He is a former chorister of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen, Appl is now one of the most interesting artists of the new generation, with a great voice, charming personality and great stage presence.

“HEIMAT” his debut album with Sony Classical presents songs from different countries related to the actual topic “HEIMAT” (homeland).

The booklet of the limited first edition contains an additional essay by Neil McGregor, former director of the British Museum (famous for their exhibition about GERMANY) and upcoming director of the Berlin Humboldtforum.

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. He is member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2014 until 2016 and was an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Paris and Cologne and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He has won the Gramophone ’Young Artist of the Year’ award in 2016 and Wigmore Hall London has named him a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist (2015/16). The young baritone became an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist in May 2016.

“The voice has a burnished, oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness (well captured in Sony’s natural engineering), while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence, an instinct for unforced but direct communication and what feels like a real love for the repertoire.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2017

“His Schubert, Brahms and Wolf are impressive, thanks partly to James Baillieu’s finely judged piano playing...Appl was mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and while it’s a bit early to be naming him as successor to that great singer, as some are doing, this disc shows great potential.” The Guardian, 9th March 2017 ****

“Appl is a serious and diligent artist whose best virtue, apart from his brooding publicity snaps, is his mellow timbre and precise German diction.” The Times, 10th March 2017 ***

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This Other Eden: A Landscape of English Poetry and Song

This Other Eden: A Landscape of English Poetry and Song


Barber:

Dover Beach, Op. 3

Britten:

Holiday Diary, Op. 5: Early Morning Bathe

Gurney:

The Fields are Full

Down by the Salley Gardens

Head, M:

The Estuary

A green cornfield

Horovitz:

Lady Macbeth scena of her three main speeches

Howells:

King David

Ireland:

Earth’s Call

Spring Will Not Wait

MacMillan:

The Children

Quilter:

I will go with my father a-ploughing

I wish and I wish

Stanford:

La Belle Dame sans merci (John Keats) (1877)

trad.:

Ma bonny lad

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

We'll to the woods no more

Warlock:

My Own Country


Kitty Whately (mezzo), Joseph Middleton (piano), with Kevin Whatley, Madelaine Newton, Magnus Johnston, Brian O'Kane

Navarra Quartet

“Whately's choice is eclectic…[and] she sings them with attractive brightness and fervour. Her tone is not yet as distinctive as Janet Baker or Sarah Connolly, say, but there's a plangent shading in her lower register which reinforces the prevailing nostalgic atmosphere” BBC Music Magazine, June 2015 ****

“a very personal project - exactly the kind of quirky, quality product we've come to expect from young label Champs Hill...Whately is a captivating live performer, and, denied any of her usual armoury of expressive gestures, seems to compensate here with greater vocal drama...[her] light, flexible mezzo makes for attractive companion for an hour's listening” Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

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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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My Own Country: An English song collection

My Own Country: An English song collection


Bax:

The White Peace (Fiona Macleod)

Bridge:

Strew No More Red Roses

Go Not, Happy Day

Elgar:

Canto Popolare (In Moonlight)

Speak, Music, Op. 41, No. 2

Pleading, Op. 48 No. 1

Twilight, Op. 59 No. 6

The Blue-eyes Fairy

Fraser-Simson:

Halfway Down

Lines written by a Bear of Very Little Brain

Politeness

Missing

Holst:

Ushas

Ireland:

The Trellis

I Have Twelve Oxen

When I am Dead, My Dearest

Lehmann, L:

Mockturtle soup

Henry King

Parry:

O Mistress Mine

My Heart is like a Singing Bird

Under the greenwood tree (Shakespeare) English Lyrics Set VI No. 6

Good Night

Quilter:

Music, when soft voices die, Op. 25 No. 5 (Shelley)

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

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

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

Warlock:

Ha'nacker Mill

My Own Country

The Night

Sleep


Felicity Lott (soprano) & Graham Johnson (piano)

Felicity Lott brings her delicacy and rich understanding to a collection of English song inspired by the idyllic Sussex countryside.

“A lovingly planned programme by Graham Johnson, beautifully sung by Dame Felicity” Gramophone

The Englishness typified here is not derived from one unique musical style; rather from each composerʼs response to the texts. Graham Johnson groups together songs under headings Country Courtship. . . To Music. . . . Loveʼs Philosophy. . . . Country Scenes. . . . Night & Dawn. . . .Childrenʼs Cornerʼ. . . and Envoys on this charming - and occasionally surprising - disc.

It includes songs by Quilter, Elgar, Parry, Ireland, Bax and Holst. The Elgar songs Speak Music and In Moonlight (included under the heading ʻTo Musicʼ) remind us that the paradigm of Englishness Elgar cultivated was more to do with his association with ʻPomp and Circumstanceʼ than necessarily musical matters. As part of ʻCountry Scenesʼ, Bridgeʼs jolly Go Not, Happy Day gives nothing away about its year of publication, 1916, and the scars which led to later music of a more sombre tone.

Also included are a selection of Harold Fraser-Simpsonʼs songs based on verses from A.A. Milneʼs The Hums of Pooh, and settings by Liza Lehmann - the Edwardian English operatic soprano - including Matilda from ʻFour Cautionary Talesʼ by Hillaire Belloc, a duet with both parts taken by Felicity Lott. The CD takes its title from Peter Warlockʼs setting of another Belloc text - My Own Country.

Dame Felicity Lott lives in Sussex and was the very first artist to perform in the Music Room at Champs Hill. In 2005 she and Graham Johnson returned there to mark the 30th anniversary of her Wigmore debut with this programme (previously release on the ASV label). Champs Hill Records will also be releasing new recordings of further Elgar songs with Dame Felicity in October 2011.

“The singing and accompaniment are generally superb - with musical intelligence, understanding and good communication, but I did feel that there were some works - especially those by Quilter - in which Lott regrettably doesn’t quite capture the beauty and simplicity of these gorgeous works.” MusicWeb International, 1st October 2013

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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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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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The Curlew

The Curlew

Songs by Peter Warlock


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

Sleep

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

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My Own Country

My Own Country

A recital of English Song


Britten:

Tom Bowling

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

Dyson:

Poet's hymn

Song of the Cyclops

Gibbs, C A:

The stranger

Five eyes

Gurney:

Down by the Salley Gardens

Snow

Head, M:

Tewkesbury Road

Lavender Pond

Howells:

O my deir hert (Cradle Song)

King David

Parry:

Weep you no more

Willow, willow

Quilter:

Over the mountains

Drink to me only

Sullivan, A:

Orpheus with his Lute

Edward Gray

Warlock:

My own country

Rest, sweet nymphs


Harry Sever (boy treble) & Robert Bottone (piano)

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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, 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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