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English Song / Langridge, Lott, Keenleyside, et al

> The Grenadier - The Grenadier
> The Young Lover - The Young Lover
> Betty and Johnny - Betty and Johnny
> Rise up and Reach the Stars - Rise up and reach the stars
> 2 Songs, Op. 14 - The Bells
> Crossings, Op. 20 - Ann's Cradle Song
> As I Lay in the Early Sun - As I Lay in the Early Sun
> The Cherry Tree - The Cherry Tree
> Nightfall - Dusk
> Peter Warlock's Fancy - Peter Warlock's Fancy
> The Frostbound Wood - The frostbound wood
> Peterisms, Set I - Chopcherry
> Peterisms, Set I - A Sad Song
> Peterisms, Set I - Rutterkin
> Bethlehem Down - Bethlehem Down
> Wapping Old Stairs - Wapping Old Stairs
> 3 Facade Settings - Long Steel Grass
> 3 Facade Settings - Tango - Pasodoble
> 3 Facade Settings - Popular Song
> Beatriz's Song - Beatriz's Song
> 7 Songs, Op. 14, No. 2 (text by W.H. Auden) - Lay your sleeping head, my love
> Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 5, "British Isles" - Early One Morning
> Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles" - The foggy, foggy dew
> On This Island, Op. 11 - Now the leaves are falling fast
> Johnny - Tell me the truth about love
> Winter Words, Op. 52 - The Choirmaster's Burial
> O dear! what can the matter be? - O dear! what can the matter be?

Album Summary

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : A Soft Day, for voice & piano
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, for voice & piano, no 6, "Irish Skies" Op. 140/6
>Lehmann, Liza : Cherry Ripe (arr. of aria by Chas. Ed. Horn)
>Lehmann, Liza : Mustard and Cress
>Lehmann, Liza : The Lily of a day, for voice & piano
>Lehmann, Liza : Henry King, for voice & piano (from Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral)
>Somervell, Arthur : Fain would I change that note, for voice & piano
>Somervell, Arthur : In Summertime on Bredon
>Somervell, Arthur : The lads in their hundreds
>Somervell, Arthur : James Lee's Wife
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : It Was a Lover and His Lass, partsong for female chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Water Mill
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174
>Holst, Gustav : The Dream-City, for soprano & orchestra, H. 174 (arr. by C. Matthews from "12 Songs")
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 4. H. 14
>Holst, Gustav : The Heart Worships, song for voice & piano, H. 95
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Take, o take those lips away, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/4
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Love calls through the summer night, for 2 voices & piano (from Love at the Inn)
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : I will go with my father a-plowing, Op. 22/1
>Berners, Lord (Tyrwhitt) : Three Songs (Three Sea-Shanties), for voice & piano
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : O dear! What can the matter be?, for voice & piano
>Coates, Eric : The Grenadier
>Coates, Eric : The Young Lover, for voice & piano
>Coates, Eric : Betty and Johnny, for voice & piano
>Coates, Eric : Rise up and reach the stars, for voice & piano
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : The Bells, for voice & piano, Op. 14/2
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Ann's Cradle Song, for voice & piano, Op. 20/1
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : As I Lay in the Early Sun, for voice & piano
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : The Cherry Tree, for voice & piano
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Dusk, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Peter Warlock's Fancy
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Frostbound Wood, for voice & piano
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Chopcherry, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 1)
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : A Sad Song, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 2)
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Rutterkin, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 3)
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, for voice & piano
>Walton, William : A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table, song cycle for soprano & piano or orchestra
>Walton, William : Facade, for reciter & ensemble
>Walton, William : Façade
>Walton, William : Beatriz's Song, for voice and guitar or strings (from radio music for "Christopher Columbus")
>Berkeley, Lennox : Lay your sleeping head my love, for high voice & piano, Op. 14/2b
>Britten, Benjamin : Early one morning, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5)
>Britten, Benjamin : Folksongs (7), Volume 3
>Britten, Benjamin : On this Island, Op. 11
>Britten, Benjamin : Tell me the Truth about Love, for voice & piano (Cabaret Songs)
>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

England boasts a long and distinctive tradition of song, equaled to that of any region in the world. This anthology offers a recent survey ranging from Stanford to Britten via, among others, Vaughan Williams, Holst and Walton.



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>Stanford, Charles Villiers : A Soft Day, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Hugh Tinney (Piano); Bernadette Greevy (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster, for voice & piano, no 6, "Irish Skies" Op. 140/6
  • Performers: Hugh Tinney (Piano); Bernadette Greevy (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Lehmann, Liza : Cherry Ripe (arr. of aria by Chas. Ed. Horn)
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Janice Watson (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lehmann, Liza : Mustard and Cress
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Neal Davies (Bass-Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lehmann, Liza : The Lily of a day, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Janice Watson (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Lehmann, Liza : Henry King, for voice & piano (from Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral)
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Neal Davies (Bass-Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Somervell, Arthur : Fain would I change that note, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Patricia Rozario
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Somervell, Arthur : In Summertime on Bredon
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Somervell, Arthur : The lads in their hundreds
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Somervell, Arthur : James Lee's Wife :: Among the rocks
  • Performers: Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Alto); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Duke Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : It Was a Lover and His Lass, partsong for female chorus
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Water Mill
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1922

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : The Call ("Come, my way"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : House of life
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174 :: Now in these fairylands
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Holst, Gustav : The Dream-City, for soprano & orchestra, H. 174 (arr. by C. Matthews from "12 Songs")
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1984

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 4. H. 14 :: Margrete's Cradle Song
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Susan Gritton (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896-1898

>Holst, Gustav : The Heart Worships, song for voice & piano, H. 95
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Take, o take those lips away, song for voice & piano, Op. 23/4
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Love calls through the summer night, for 2 voices & piano (from Love at the Inn)
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : I will go with my father a-plowing, Op. 22/1
  • Performers: Ivan McCready (Cello); Graham Johnson (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Berners, Lord (Tyrwhitt) : Three Songs (Three Sea-Shanties), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Len Vorster (Piano); Ian Partridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : O dear! What can the matter be?, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Hugh Tinney (Piano); Bernadette Greevy (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Coates, Eric : The Grenadier
  • Performers: Richard Edgar-Wilson (Tenor); Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Coates, Eric : The Young Lover, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Edgar-Wilson (Tenor); Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Coates, Eric : Betty and Johnny, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Edgar-Wilson (Tenor); Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Coates, Eric : Rise up and reach the stars, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Edgar-Wilson (Tenor); Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : The Bells, for voice & piano, Op. 14/2
  • Performers: Nik Hancock-Child (Baritone); Rosemary Hancock-Child (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Ann's Cradle Song, for voice & piano, Op. 20/1
  • Performers: Nik Hancock-Child (Baritone); Rosemary Hancock-Child (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : As I Lay in the Early Sun, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Nik Hancock-Child (Baritone); Rosemary Hancock-Child (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : The Cherry Tree, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Nik Hancock-Child (Baritone); Rosemary Hancock-Child (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Dusk, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Nik Hancock-Child (Baritone); Rosemary Hancock-Child (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Peter Warlock's Fancy
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Frostbound Wood, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Chopcherry, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 1)
  • Performers: Adrian Thompson (Tenor); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : A Sad Song, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 2)
  • Performers: Adrian Thompson (Tenor); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Rutterkin, for voice & piano (Peterisms, Set 1, no 3)
  • Performers: Adrian Thompson (Tenor); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); John Constable (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Walton, William : A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table, song cycle for soprano & piano or orchestra :: Wapping Old Stairs
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Walton, William : Façade, for reciter & ensemble :: Long Steel Grass
  • Performers: Martyn Hill; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade, for reciter & ensemble :: Tango - Pasodoble
  • Performers: Martyn Hill; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1927

>Walton, William : Façade
  • Performers: Martyn Hill; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Walton, William : Beatriz's Song, for voice and guitar or strings (from radio music for "Christopher Columbus")
  • Performers: Martyn Hill; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Berkeley, Lennox : Lay your sleeping head my love, for high voice & piano, Op. 14/2b
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Early one morning, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 5)
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1961

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksongs (7), Volume 3
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : On this Island, Op. 11 :: Now the leaves are falling fast
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Tell me the Truth about Love, for voice & piano (Cabaret Songs)
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52 :: The Choirmaster's Burial
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953