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The Complete John Ireland Songbook, Vol. 1 / Mark Stone, baritone; Sholto Kynoch, piano

> Sea Fever - Sea Fever
> The Bells of San Marie - The Bells of San Marie
> The Vagabond - The Vagabond
> Hope the Hornblower - Hope the Hornblower
> The East Riding - The East Riding
> In Praise of Neptune (version for voice and piano) - In Praise of Neptune (version for voice and piano)
> Here's to the ships! - Here's to the ships!
> Song from o'er the hill - Song from o'er the hill
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 1. The lent lily
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 2. Ladslove
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 3. Goal and wicket
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 4. The vain desire
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 5. The encounter
> The Land of Lost Content - No. 6. Epilogue
> The Heart's Desire - The Heart's Desire
> We'll to the Woods No More (text by A.E. Housman) - No. 1. We'll to the Woods No More
> We'll to the Woods No More (text by A.E. Housman) - No. 2. In Boyhood
> We'll to the Woods No More (text by A.E. Housman) - No. 3. Spring will not wait
> Hawthorn Time - Hawthorn Time
> Spring Sorrow - Spring Sorrow
> 2 Songs to Poems by Rupert Brooke - No. 1. The soldier
> 2 Songs to Poems by Rupert Brooke - No. 2. Blow out, you bugles
> 2 Songs (1917-18) - No. 1. Blind
> 2 Songs (1917-18) - No. 2. The Cost
> A Garrison Churchyard - A Garrison Churchyard
> Love's Window - Love's Window
> Billee Bowline - Billee Bowline
> When I grow old - When I grow old
> Hillo, My Bonny - Hillo, My Bonny
> Porto Rico - Porto Rico

Album Summary

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Sea fever, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The bells of San Marie, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The vagabond, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hope the Hornblower, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The East Riding, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : In praise of Neptune, for unison voices & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Here's to the ships!, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Song from o'er the hill, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Heart's Desire (The boys are up the woods with day), for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : We'll to the woods no more, songs (3) for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hawthorn Time ('Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town), for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Spring Sorrow, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs (2), for voice & piano (1917-1918)
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs of a Great War, songs (2) for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : A garrison churchyard, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Love's window, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Billee Bowline, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : When I grow old, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hillo, my bonny, for voice & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Porto Rico, for voice & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This is the first CD in a four-disc series that will comprise the first complete recording of the songs of John Ireland (1879 - 1962) for voice and piano. There are a considerable number of omissions in the Ireland discography, and this complete survey will rectify that, presenting every song with the full texts and detailed notes that have become the trademark of Stone Records' releases. This first volume includes five premiere recordings: the excellent ballads that Ireland composed under the pseudonym Turlay Royce. These rarities are presented alongside some of his most famous settings of Masefield (Sea fever), Housman (The heart's desire), and Brooke (Spring sorrow). Ireland's songs are well loved by singers and listeners alike; hauntingly poignant and beautifully melodious, they are the epitome of English song.

Classic FM
Baritone Mark Stone has it all: a terrific technique, theatrical presence, and a voice guaranteed to tingle bits of your spine never tingled before.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012).



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>Ireland, John [Composer] : Sea fever, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The bells of San Marie, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The vagabond, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hope the Hornblower, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The East Riding, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Ireland, John [Composer] : In praise of Neptune, for unison voices & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Here's to the ships!, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Song from o'er the hill, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Land of Lost Content, cycle of 6 songs for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Heart's Desire (The boys are up the woods with day), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Ireland, John [Composer] : We'll to the woods no more, songs (3) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hawthorn Time ('Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Spring Sorrow, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs (2), for voice & piano (1917-1918)
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917-1918

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Songs of a Great War, songs (2) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ireland, John [Composer] : A garrison churchyard, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Love's window, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Billee Bowline, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : When I grow old, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Mark Stone; Sholto Kynoch (Piano)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Hillo, my bonny, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Porto Rico, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sholto Kynoch (Piano); Mark Stone
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, U.K. (03/01/2012-03/03/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913