Warlock: The Frostbound Wood

This page lists all recordings of The Frostbound Wood, 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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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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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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English Song

English Song


Bax:

Oh dear, what can the matter be?

Berkeley, L:

Lay your sleeping head, my love

Britten:

Early one Morning

The foggy, foggy dew

Now the leaves are falling fast (from On This Island)

Tell me the truth about love (from Cabaret Songs)

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

Coates, E:

The Grenadier

The Young Lover

Betty and Johnny

Rise up and reach the stars

Gibbs, C A:

The Bells

Ann's Cradle Song

As I Lay in the Early Sun

The Cherry Tree

Dusk

Holst:

Now in these fairylands

The dream-city

Margrete's Cradle Song

The Heart Worships

Lehmann, L:

Cherry Ripe

Mustard and Cress

The Lily of a Day

Henry King

Quilter:

Take, O take those lips away

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

Love calls through the summer night

I will go with my father a-ploughing

Somervell:

Fain would I change that note

In summer-time on

The lads in their hundreds

Among the rocks

Stanford:

A Soft Day

Irish Skies

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

The Rio Grande (Capstan Shanty)

Theodore, or the Pirate King

A Long Time Ago (Hilliard's Shanty)

Vaughan Williams:

It was a lover and his lass

The Water Mill

On Wenlock Edge

The Call (No. 4 from Five Mystical Songs)

Silent Noon

Walton:

Wapping Old

Long Steel Grass

Tango - Pasodoble

Popular Song from 'Façade'

Beatriz's Song

Warlock:

Peter Warlock's Fancy

The Frostbound Wood

Chopcherry

A Sad Song

Rutterkin

Bethlehem Down


Naxos - 8557559-60

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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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A Peter Warlock Christmas

A Peter Warlock Christmas


Warlock:

Benedicamus Domino

A Cornish Carol

I saw a fair maiden

As dew in Aprylle

My Little Sweet Darling

Born is the Babe

What Cheer? Good Cheer!,

The Frostbound Wood

Balulalow

The Sycamore Tree


Margaret Cable (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Morley (organ), Rosemary Barnes (piano)

Allegri Singers, Rosamunde String Quartet, Louis Halsey

Somm Céleste - SOMM011

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British Music Collection - Peter Warlock

British Music Collection - Peter Warlock


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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Decca British Music Collection - 4701992

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