Warlock: Sleep

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English Song Cycles

English Song Cycles


Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Warlock:

The Curlew

The Water Lily

Mourn no moe

Chopcherry

My gostly fader

Nursery Jingles (5)

The Birds

Sleep

The Fairest May


James Griffett, Beryl Ball (piano), Mary Murdock (cor anglais), Mary Ryan (flute)

Haffner String Quartet

Regis - RRC1316

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Songs of the British Isles

Songs of the British Isles


Bridge:

Go Not, Happy Day

Parry:

Love is a bable, Op. 152 No. 3

Quilter:

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

The fair house of joy

To Daisies, Op. 8 No. 3

Over the mountains

Stanford:

The Fairy Lough Op. 77 No. 2, from An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures (1901)

A soft day

trad.:

Ma bonny lad

The Keel Row

Blow the wind southerly

I have a bonnet trimmed with blue

I will walk with my love

The stuttering lovers

Down by the Salley Gardens

The lover's curse

Kitty my love

My boy Willie

I know where I'm going

The fidgety bairn

Ca' the yowes

O Waly, Waly ('The Water is Wide')

Come you not from Newcastle

Willow, willow

Have you seen but the whyte lillie grow

Ye banks and braes

Drink to me only with thine eyes

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

Warlock:

Sleep

Pretty Ring Time


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr / John Newmark / Frederick Stone (piano)

Recorded 1949-1952

Naxos Historical Great Singers - 8111081

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The Salley Gardens

The Salley Gardens

A Treasury of English Song


Bax:

Rann of Exile

Bridge:

Come to Me in my Dreams

Love went a-riding

Britten:

Down by the Salley Gardens

How Sweet the Answer

O Waly, Waly

I Will Give my Love an Apple

The Ash Grove

The Minstrel Boy

Delius:

Twilight Fancies

Young Venevil

Elgar:

Like to the Damask Rose

Gurney:

Sleep

Holst:

The heart worships

Quilter:

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

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

Scott, Lady J:

Annie Laurie

Tate, P:

The lark in the clear air

trad.:

She moved through the fair

(arr. Herbert Hughes, 1882-1937)

Believe me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms

(arr. Quilter)

Barbara Allen

(arr. Quilter)

I know where I'm going

(arr. Herbert Hughes)

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

Silent Noon

Warlock:

Sleep


Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Caroline Almonte (piano)

ABC Classics - ABC4761581

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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

Helios - CDH55442

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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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Britten, Quilter, Warlock: Songs from an Island

Britten, Quilter, Warlock: Songs from an Island


Britten:

Come ye not from Newcastle?

O Waly, Waly

Oliver Cromwell

On this Island, Op. 11

Sally in Our Alley

The Ash Grove

The Brisk Young Widow

The Plough Boy

The Trees They Grow So High

Quilter:

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

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

O mistress mine

Take, O take those lips away

Warlock:

Jillian of Berry

Late Summer

Pretty Ring Time

Rest, sweet nymphs

Robin Goodfellow

Sleep

The Birds

The First Mercy


Simon Edwards (tenor), Simon Lebens (piano) & Alain Fleischer (photography)

This CD-book brings songs by Benjamin Britten, Peter Warlock and Roger Quilter, sung by tenor Simon Edwards, accompanied by pianist Simon Lebens. While the CD gives pride of place to Britten, it would be wrong to forget the other two composers: Roger Quilter, 1877-1953, who wrote over a hundred songs; and Peter Warlock, who died in 1930 at the age of 36, also well known for his songs and influenced by Quilter but also by Bartok and Delius, his two contemporaries. The melodies interpreted here are illustrated by texts and photographs by Alain Fleischer, made specifically for this production. By a subtle shift, music and photographs merge in a creative alchemy composed of colours, shapes, contrasts and sounds. British music, British performers, aural and visual pleasure guaranteed.

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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

Champs Hill Records - CHRCD024

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Summertime

Summertime


Arne:

Where the Bee Sucks

Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

The Monk and His Cat (No. 8 from Hermit Songs)

Berlioz:

L'Île inconnue (from Les Nuits d'été)

Villanelle (from Les nuits d'été, Op. 7)

Bernstein:

My House (from Peter Pan)

Brahms:

Meine Liebe ist grün, Op. 63 No. 5

Bridge:

Go Not, Happy Day

Delius:

To Daffodils

Elgar:

The Shepherd's Song

Fauré:

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Soir Op. 83 No. 2

Notre amour Op. 23 No. 2

Fraser-Simson:

Vespers

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Head, M:

The Little Road to Bethlehem

Ireland:

The Trellis

Lehmann, L:

Ah, moon of my delight

Porter, C:

The Tale of the Oyster

Quilter:

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

Who is Sylvia

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

Rutter:

The Lord bless you and keep you

Schubert:

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Schumann:

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

trad.:

The Lark in the Clear Air

Vaughan Williams:

Orpheus With His Lute

Warlock:

Sleep

Wood, Haydn:

A brown bird singing


Felicity Lott (soprano) & Graham Johnson (piano)

Dame Felicity Lott, revered British soprano, says of this CD:

“ Summertime also has many of my favourite songs in English, French and German. We made the CD at a friend`s house, and the sessions were so relaxed, with no London traffic to cause endless retakes! It`s a real mix of beautiful songs of all kinds, on a summer theme. I chose songs I loved, from Gershwin to Christopher Robin….

Three centuries of song are represented here, and, as BBC Music Magazine's Hilary Finch put it “such is the skill of Johnson's programming that the entire recital seems to be a single, sustained exhalation of rapture and reflection”

She went on to say:

The upper reaches of Lott's still gleaming soprano inhabit Barber's 'Shining Night' and Fauré's Clair de lune'. And her robust English version of Schubert's 'Who is Sylvia?' finds an irresistible companion in Arne's 'Where the Bee Sucks', with its veritable midsummer night's dream of an accompaniment from Johnson. The artists' palpable sense of joy and well-being gathers momentum as they visit Berlioz's 'L'île inconnue' and as they sing on the water with Schubert. . . . And Lott and Johnson know well that the only way to face sentiment is to acknowledge its own integrity, as they do when they listen to Haydn Wood's 'Little Brown Bird' and eavesdrop with Fraser-Simson on Christopher Robin saying his prayers.

This CD features songs from a great variety of composers - Gershwin, Barber, Cole Porter, Bernstein, Brahms, Schubert, Arne, Schumann, Berlioz, and many more. A full 29 tracks of summer-themed songs!

Champs Hill Records - CHRCD008

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Measha Brueggergosman - Night and Dreams

Measha Brueggergosman - Night and Dreams


Brahms:

Ständchen, Op. 106 No. 1

Chausson:

Le temps des lilas

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Duparc:

Chanson triste

Phidylé

Falla:

Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Fauré:

Notre amour Op. 23 No. 2

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Hahn, R:

L'heure exquise

Hime, F:

Anoiteceu

Liszt:

O quand je dors (Hugo), S282

Montsalvatge:

Canción negra No. 4, Cancion de cuna para dormir a un negrito

Mozart:

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Schubert:

An den Mond, D193

Strauss, R:

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Warlock:

Sleep

Wolf, H:

In dem Schatten meiner Locken (No. 2 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)


Measha Brueggergosman (soprano) & Justus Zeyen (piano)

Measha Brueggergosman and pianist Justus Zeyen interpret well- and little-known songs of Duparc, de Falla, Hahn, Liszt, Schubert, and others chosen for their soulful depth, variety, and beauty.

Measha Brueggergosman about Night and Dreams: “We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different. Also, it’s repertoire that gives me the chance to really let go.”

She projects drama, passion, comedy, or charm as needed in any of the languages she speaks, essential for a Lieder and chanson singer who must make words come alive with meaning, color, and esprit as well as vocal quality

The fervent response to her “triumphant DG debut recital” (Gramophone) makes this follow-up album a must for fans of this rising star.

“In a programme that moves, as in dreams, from land to land without seeming to notice, this delicately attuned soprano and her ever-wakeful pianist drift wherever Morpheus calls most beguilingly. The lullabies, serenades, evocations of moonlight and invocations to sleep are sweetly voiced and extended to include the tender observations of a lover's repose or (in Fauré's "Notre amour") the lively appreciation of love itself. The "exquisite hour" is not so drowsy as to become merely soporific, and the expressive range is perhaps surprisingly wide.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2010

“This is a recital to treasure, one that I’ve been playing repeatedly...Everything she sings is radiated by an instinctive musicality, breadth of phrasing and generosity of spirit: here is someone evidently singing for love not money and she has the gift of making the music glow.” The Telegraph, 23rd April 2010 *****

DG - 4778101

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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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