Warlock: Captain Stratton's Fancy

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Oscar Natzka - Great Recordings 1939-50

Oscar Natzka - Great Recordings 1939-50


Bantock:

Captain Harry Morgan

Coward, L:

Wandering The King's Highway

German:

The Yeomen of England (from Merrie England)

Four Jolly Sailormen

Hahn, R:

Invictus

Handel:

Messiah: The trumpet shall sound

Hewitt, T:

Out Where The Big Ships Go

Kern:

Ol' Man River (from Showboat)

Moss, K:

The Floral Dance

Mozart:

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

When A Maiden Takes Your Fancy from Il Seraglioi

O Isis und Osiris, welche Wonne! (from Die Zauberflöte)

Within These Temple Walls from The Magic Flute

Mussorgsky:

Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea

Nicolai, C O:

Drinking Song from The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Petrie, H:

Asleep In The Deepen

trad.:

Drinking (In Cellar Cool)

Shenandoah

A'rovin'

Warlock:

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Weiss, W H:

The Village Blacksmith


Oscar Natzka (bass)

Atoll - ACD801

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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

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Re-issue of the Month - February 2015

Heritage - HTGCD283-4

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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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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

Divine Art Historic Sound - DDH27811

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Vaughan Williams & Warlock

Vaughan Williams & Warlock


Vaughan Williams:

Four Hymns

Merciless Beauty

The Water Mill

The New Ghost

Ten Blake Songs

On Wenlock Edge

Warlock:

Capriol Suite

Neville Dilkes

Serenade

The Curlew

Bethlehem Down

I saw a fair maiden

Balulalow

Where riches is everlastingly

The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi

The Lady's Birthday

Pretty Ring Time

Autumn Twilight

Captain Stratton's Fancy


“Classic 1970s recordings by the Partridge siblings, and such luminaries as Janet Craxton. On Wenlock Edge - chamber version - still sounds excellent, while the Warlock disc is distinctly special.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2010 *****

Warner Classics British Composers - 9689392

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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

Divine Art - DDA25048

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Christopher Maltman & Julius Drake

Christopher Maltman & Julius Drake

Songs by Warlock, Debussy, Duparc, Schubert and Wolf


Debussy:

Romance: L'âme évaporée et souffrante

Les cloches (Paul Bourget)

Mandoline (Verlaine)

Duparc:

L'Invitation au voyage

La Vague et la Cloche

Phidylé

Schubert:

Der Wanderer, D493

Wandrers Nachtlied I 'Der du von dem Himmel bist', D224

Rastlose Liebe, D138

Wandrers Nachtlied II 'Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh', D768

Swann, D:

Misalliance

Encore by Flanders & Swann

Warlock:

The Fox

The Singer

Captain Stratton's Fancy

Wolf, H:

Der Feuerreiter (No. 44 from Mörike-Lieder)

Der Gärtner (No. 17 from Mörike-Lieder)

An die Geliebte (No. 32 from Mörike-Lieder)

Fussreise (No. 10 from Mörike-Lieder)

Der Rattenfänger (No. 11 from Goethe-Lieder)


Christopher Maltman (baritone) & Julius Drake (piano)

“It's Maltman's superb breath control which gives shape and sensuous beauty to Debussy and Dupare. And, thanks to Drake's restraining pace, Warlock's Captain Stratton's Fancy' has real swagger. Flanders and Swann's little masterpiece… about the Honeysuckle and the Bindweed, ends the recital in raptuous applause.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2008 ****

“Christopher Maltman… is remarkably skilful in the management of his voice, dealing wonderfully well with Debussy's high tessitura and still plumbing the depths with ease as he does at the end of "Der Wanderer" and "La vague et la cloche". Julius Drake is his perfect counterpart...” Gramophone Magazine, Janurary 2008

Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0020

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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

Landor Records - LAN279

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Silent Noon

Silent Noon


Britten:

Down by the Salley Gardens

Oliver Cromwell

Elwyn-Edwards:

The Cloths of Heaven

Gurney:

Sleep

Head, M:

Money O!

Ireland:

When lights go rolling around the sky

Parry:

Love is a bable, Op. 152 No. 3

Quilter:

Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6

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

Ye Banks and Braes

Weep ye no more, sad fountains

Somervell:

A Shropshire Lad

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

Silent Noon

Warlock:

Captain Stratton's Fancy


GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - December 2004

DG - 4775336

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The English Song Series Volume 4 - Warlock

The English Song Series Volume 4 - Warlock


Warlock:

The Curlew

Lillygay

Peter Warlock's Fancy

Peterisms, first set

My gostly fader

Bright is the ring of words

Saudades

The Cloths of Heaven

The Frostbound Wood

Bethlehem Down

Sweet and twenty

And wilt thou leave me thus?

Mr Belloc's Fancy

Peterisms, second set

The Bachelor

Away to Twiver

Captain Stratton's Fancy


Adian Thompson (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone), John Constable (piano)

The Duke Quartet

Naxos English Song Series - 8557115

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