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>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
>Elgar, Edward : Op. 16
>     The Shepherd's Song
>Fauré, Gabriel : Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2
>Schubert, Franz : An Sylvia
>Arne, Thomas A. : Where the Bee sucks, there lurk I, song
>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
>Schubert, Franz : Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63
>     Junge Liebe I, Op. 63/5
>Lehmann, Liza : Ah, moon of my delight, for voice & piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Notre amour, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/2
>Berlioz, Hector : Villanelle, for voice & piano or orchestra (Les Nuits d'ete), H. 82 (Op. 7/1)
>Barber, Samuel : The Monk and His Cat, song for voice & piano (Hermit Songs), Op. 29/8
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Love's Philosophy, for voice & piano, Op. 3/1
>Wood, Haydn : A Brown Bird Singing for voice & piano
>Traditional, Irish : The lark in the clear air
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Sleep, for voice & piano
>Porter, Cole : The tale of the oyster (or The song of the oyster), song (from "Fifty Million Frenchmen")
>Bernstein, Leonard : Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue")
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
>Elgar, Edward : Op. 16
>Fauré, Gabriel : Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2
>Schubert, Franz : An Sylvia
>Arne, Thomas A. : Where the Bee sucks, there lurk I, song
>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
>Schubert, Franz : Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
>Fauré, Gabriel : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63
>Lehmann, Liza : Ah, moon of my delight, for voice & piano
>Fauré, Gabriel : Notre amour, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/2
>Berlioz, Hector : Villanelle, for voice & piano or orchestra (Les Nuits d'ete), H. 82 (Op. 7/1)
>Barber, Samuel : The Monk and His Cat, song for voice & piano (Hermit Songs), Op. 29/8
>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Love's Philosophy, for voice & piano, Op. 3/1
>Wood, Haydn : A Brown Bird Singing for voice & piano
>Traditional, Irish : The lark in the clear air
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Sleep, for voice & piano
>Porter, Cole : The tale of the oyster (or The song of the oyster), song (from "Fifty Million Frenchmen")
>Bernstein, Leonard : Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue")
>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you
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Notes & Reviews:

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".

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000).



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>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Elgar, Edward : Op. 16 :: The Shepherd's Song
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1894

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2
  • Performers: Felicity Lott; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Schubert, Franz : An Sylvia
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Arne, Thomas A. : Where the Bee sucks, there lurk I, song
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1746

>Berlioz, Hector : Les nuits d'été, Op. 7, song cycle
  • Performers: Felicity Lott; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1841

>Schubert, Franz : Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Soir, Op. 83 no 2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/17/1894

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 63 :: Junge Liebe I, Op. 63/5
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Lehmann, Liza : Ah, moon of my delight, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Notre amour, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Berlioz, Hector : Villanelle, for voice & piano or orchestra (Les Nuits d'été), H. 82 (Op. 7/1)
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1841

>Barber, Samuel : The Monk and His Cat, song for voice & piano (Hermit Songs), Op. 29/8
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952-1953

>Bridge, Frank [Composer] : Go Not, Happy Day, for voice & piano, H. 34
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903

>Delius, Frederick : To Daffodils, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Orpheus with his lute
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1901

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The trellis, for voice & piano (from "Songs (2) (1920)")
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Love's Philosophy, for voice & piano, Op. 3/1
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Wood, Haydn : A Brown Bird Singing for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1922

>Traditional, Irish : The lark in the clear air
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Sleep, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Porter, Cole : The tale of the oyster (or The song of the oyster), song (from "Fifty Million Frenchmen")
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bernstein, Leonard : Take Care of This House, for voice & orchestra or piano (from "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue")
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Head, Michael : The Little Road to Bethlehem
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Fraser-Simson, Harold : Vespers ("Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers"), for voice (or chorus) & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (04/06/2000-04/09/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981