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"Sing Willow: Shakespeare Songs" - Works by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Vaughan Williams, Kenneth Leighton, et at / Fionnuala Ward, piano; Andrew Nunn, Les Sirènes

Audio Samples

  1. Sing Willow — 3 Shakespeare Songs (Arr. D. Guest for Female Choir): No. 3, Over Hill, over Dale $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Sing Willow — 3 Elizabethan Songs: No. 2, The Willow Song (Arr. W. Pasfield for Female Choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Sing Willow — Dirge for Fidele $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Sing Willow — Sonnet $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Sing Willow — 6 Elizabethan Lyrics: No. 1, Canon $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Sing Willow — 5 Shakespeare Songs: No. 1, Who Is Silvia? $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Sing Willow — 5 Shakespeare Songs: No. 2, Under the Greenwood Tree $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Sing Willow — 5 Shakespeare Songs: No. 3, Full Fathom Five $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Sing Willow — 5 Shakespeare Songs: No. 5, It Was a Lover and His Lass $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 1, And Will He Not Come Again? $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 2, Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 3, Come unto These Yellow Sands $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 4, Hark, Hark, the Lark $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 5, Our Revels Now Are Ended $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 6, Over Hill, over Dale $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 7, When Icicles Hang by the Wall $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Sing Willow — Hark, Hark, the Lark: No. 8, You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Sing Willow — Full Fathom Five (Arr. M. Neaum for Female Choir) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Sing Willow — Come Away, Come Away, Death $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Sing Willow — Music to Hear $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Sing Willow — Birthday Madrigals: No. 1, It Was a Lover and His Lass $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Sing Willow — Birthday Madrigals: No. 5, When Daisies Pied $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Over Hill, over Dale, song for chorus (Shakespeare Songs no 3)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Cloud Capp'd Towers, song for chorus (Shakespeare Songs no 2)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Willow Song, partsong for chorus (Elizabethan Songs no 2)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Dirge for Fidele, song for 2 mezzo-sopranos & piano
>MacMillan, Ernest : Sonnet, for voice & piano
>Leighton, Kenneth : Canon for female chorus
>Willcocks, David, Sir : Shakespeare Songs (5), for female chorus, optional narrator & piano (or strings & piano)
>Jarman, Paul [Composer] : And Will He Not Come Again?, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
>Quartel, Sarah : Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
>Chilcott, Robert : Come unto these Yellow Sands, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
>Bullard, Alan : Hark, Hark, the Lark, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cycle)
>Chilcott, Robert : Our Revels now are Ended, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cyc
>Ramsay, Andrea : Over Hill, Over Dale, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cycle)
>Hatfield, Stephen : When Icicles Hang by the Wall, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark
>Chydenius, Jussi : You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark
>Neaum, Michael : Full Fathom Five, for female chorus
>Delp, Christopher : Come Away, Come Away, Death, for female chorus
>Chilcott, Robert : Music to Hear, for female chorus & piano
>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, no 1, "It was a lover and his lass" for a cappella chorus
>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, no 5, "When daisies pied" for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Every track on this new album presented by Albion Records is a world premiere recording. Les Sirenes is a Glasgow-based female chamber choir, consisting of thirty vocalists, all students and graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They are lead by Musical Director Andrew Nunn. Sing Willow features new and old songs such as Four Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Two Songs by John Rutter and Five Shakespeare Songs by David Willcocks.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recovery Room Studio, Sherbrooke St. Gilbert's Church,.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Over Hill, over Dale, song for chorus (Shakespeare Songs no 3)
  • Performers: Elisabeth Beard; Charlotte Heslop; Kayla McGregor; Ellen Smith
  • Conductor: Andrew Nunn
  • Ensemble: Les Sirènes
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Cloud Capp'd Towers, song for chorus (Shakespeare Songs no 2)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Willow Song, partsong for chorus (Elizabethan Songs no 2)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1891

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Dirge for Fidele, song for 2 mezzo-sopranos & piano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>MacMillan, Ernest : Sonnet, for voice & piano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Leighton, Kenneth : Canon for female chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Willcocks, David, Sir : Shakespeare Songs (5), for female chorus, optional narrator & piano (or strings & piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jarman, Paul [Composer] : And Will He Not Come Again?, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Quartel, Sarah : Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chilcott, Robert : Come unto these Yellow Sands, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark"
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bullard, Alan : Hark, Hark, the Lark, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cycle)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chilcott, Robert : Our Revels now are Ended, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cyc
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ramsay, Andrea : Over Hill, Over Dale, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark" cycle)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hatfield, Stephen : When Icicles Hang by the Wall, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark the Lark
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chydenius, Jussi : You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue, for female chorus & piano (part of collaborative "Hark, Hark
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Neaum, Michael : Full Fathom Five, for female chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Delp, Christopher : Come Away, Come Away, Death, for female chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chilcott, Robert : Music to Hear, for female chorus & piano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, no 1, "It was a lover and his lass" for a cappella chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1995

>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, no 5, "When daisies pied" for chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1995