Warlock: Pretty Ring Time

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Shakespeare Songs

Shakespeare Songs


anon.:

When that I Was but a Little Tiny Boy

Britten:

Fancie

Byrd:

Callino casturame

Finzi:

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18

Gurney:

Under the greenwood tree

Haydn:

She Never Told Her Love, Hob. XXVIa:34

Johnson, R:

Where the bee sucks

Full fathom five

Korngold:

Desdemona' Song (No. 1 from Four Shakespeare Songs Op. 31)

Adieu, good Man Devil (No. 2 from Songs of the Clown Op. 29)

Morley:

It was a lover and his lass

O mistress mine

It was a lover and his lass

Poulenc:

Fancy

Quilter:

Come away, death

Schubert:

An Sylvia, D891

Stravinsky:

Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Tippett:

Songs for Ariel

Warlock:

Pretty Ring Time

Sweet and twenty

Wilson, John:

Take, O take those lips away


Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky. Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano, together with four outstanding chamber musicians, delve into the rich Shakespeare legacy for this brand new recording, marking the playwright’s quarter-centenary with a delectable programme of works written for Jacobean productions, Restoration revivals and the modern concert hall. As guests Ian has invited his friends the lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, and for Stravinsky’s Three Songs flautist Adam Walker, violist Lawrence Power and clarinetist Michael Collins.

“Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive inflection of Shakespeare’s verse…Pappano’s accompanying [is] as vigorous as Bostridge’s rhythmic definition. I particularly enjoyed their partnership and Bostridge’s nicely understated ‘Desdemona’s Song’ from Korngold’s still undersung setting” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016

“As anniversary tributes go, this is a good one...Bostridge’s sensitivity to text and ability to spin a line right through even the densest of consonant clusters makes for a compelling collection that is strongest in contemporary repertoire.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2016

“he is one of the rare singers who really relish their own language...His range is immense: he is at his best in settings with lute accompaniment...Nothing is lovelier, or more touching, than When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy, which he closes with an exquisite diminuendo.” Sunday Times, 24th September 2016

“This is worth having for the first track alone: an impeccable account of Finzi’s Come Away, Death, with Ian Bostridge blending melancholy and nonchalance, Antonio Pappano accompanying with tender reticence...[Bostridge] squeezes every nuance of meaning from these Shakespeare settings.” The Guardian, 28th August 2016 ****

“The music is never less than rich, and is often pleasingly strange...Bostridge is beautifully accompanied by the lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, and the two reach a peak of intensity in the Johnson’s Full Fathom Five.” The Times, 9th September 2016 ***

Presto Discs of 2016

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GGramophone Magazine

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Warner Classics - 9029594473

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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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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

“Singer and song are ideally matched, pianist and piano part likewise, and the shade of Philip Heseltine should gain contentment” Gramophone Magazine

“Enthusiastically recommended” Fanfare

“Whether you collect tenors, English music or simply good singing, don’t be without this” BBC Music Magazine

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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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The Very Best of Janet Baker

The Very Best of Janet Baker


Bach, J S:

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Bereite dich, Zion

Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Brahms:

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op. 91 No. 2

Cecil Aronowitz (viola), André Previn

Britten:

Corpus Christi Carol

Gerald Moore (piano)

Duparc:

L'Invitation au voyage

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Duruflé:

Requiem, Op. 9: Pie Jesu

Choir of King's College Cambridge, Sir Philip Ledger

Elgar:

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul 'Angel's Farewell' (from The Dream of Gerontius)

Sir John Barbirolli

Fauré:

Two Songs, Op. 83

Gerald Moore (piano)

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Gerald Moore (piano)

Handel:

Messiah: He was despised

English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Mahler:

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Mendelssohn:

Elijah: O rest in the Lord

New Philharmonia, Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Gerald Moore (piano)

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Gerald Moore (piano)

Wiegenlied, D498

Gerald Moore (piano)

Die Forelle, D550

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

An die Musik D547

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

An Sylvia, D891

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Nacht und Träume, D827

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Heidenröslein, D257

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Schumann:

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Du Ring an meinem Finger (No. 4 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Strauss, R:

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Gerald Moore (piano)

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Gerald Moore (piano)

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

Gerald Moore (piano)

Warlock:

Pretty Ring Time

Gerald Moore (piano)


Janet Baker (mezzo)

Compelling for her intensity and integrity as much as for her unmistakeable voice, Dame Janet Baker struck a distinctive path as a performer, primarily on the concert and recital stage. Among her most celebrated recordings are her interpretations of Elgar with Sir John Barbirolli, here complemented by songs and oratorio arias by composers such as Bach, Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, Strauss, Fauré, Vaughan Williams and Britten.

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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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Re-issue of the Month - January 2010

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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 *****

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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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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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Janet Baker - Song Recital

Janet Baker - Song Recital


Britten:

Corpus Christi Carol

Busch, W:

Rest

Fauré:

Automne, Op. 18 No. 3

Prison, Op. 83 No. 1

Soir Op. 83 No. 2

Fleur jetée, Op. 39 No. 2

En sourdine, Op. 58 No. 2 (Verlaine)

Notre amour Op. 23 No. 2

Mai Op. 1 No. 2

La chanson du pecheur, Op. 4, No. 2

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Gurney:

The Fields are Full

Ireland:

The Salley Gardens

Parry:

Proud Maisie (Scott) English Lyrics Set V No. 2

O Mistress Mine

Quilter:

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

Schubert:

Am Grabe Anselmos D504

Abendstern, D806

Die Vogel D691

Die Gotter Griechenlands D677 (Schiller)

Gondelfahrer, D808

Auflösung, D807

Stanford:

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

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Vaughan Williams:

Linden Lea

Warlock:

Pretty Ring Time


Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

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