War's Embers

Album Summary

>Finzi, Gerald : Requiem Da Camera
>Gurney, Ivor : The Twa Corbies, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : Black Stichel for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : Blaweary, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : The Fiddler of Dooney
>Gurney, Ivor : Goodnight to the Meadow, for voice & piano
>Farrar, Ernest Bristow : Vagabond Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 10
>Gurney, Ivor : The Ship
>Browne, W. Denis : Arabia, for voice & piano
>Browne, W. Denis : Diaphenia, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : The boat is chafing
>Gurney, Ivor : Cathleen Ni Houlihan
>Gurney, Ivor : Edward, Edward, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : The Night of Trafalgar, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : Thou didst delight my eyes
>Farrar, Ernest Bristow : Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 21
>Kelly, Frederick : Shall I Compare Thee?, for voice & piano, Op. 1/1
>Gurney, Ivor : To Violets, for voice & piano
>Gurney, Ivor : Last Hours
>Browne, W. Denis : Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy, for voice & piano
>Butterworth, George : Requiescat, for voice & piano
>Browne, W. Denis : To Gratiana Dancing and Singing, for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

'If you enjoy English song, this set is a must ... The singers are Britain's best, and their excellence is matched by the accompaniments of Clifford Benson' (BBC Music Magazine)

'An indispensable collection for those who know the repertoire; a revelation to those who do not' (Gramophone)

'Lovely performances; beautiful sound. If you missed out first time round, don't hesitate now' (Hi Fi News)



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Works Details

>Finzi, Gerald : Requiem Da Camera :: Only a man harrowing clods
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1924

>Gurney, Ivor : The Twa Corbies, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Gurney, Ivor : Black Stichel for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Gurney, Ivor : Blaweary, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : The Fiddler of Dooney
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Gurney, Ivor : Goodnight to the Meadow, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Farrar, Ernest Bristow : Vagabond Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 10
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 8 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : The Ship
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Browne, W. Denis : Arabia, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Martyn Hill
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Browne, W. Denis : Diaphenia, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Martyn Hill
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gurney, Ivor : The boat is chafing
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : Cathleen Ni Houlihan
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : Edward, Edward, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : The Night of Trafalgar, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : Thou didst delight my eyes
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Farrar, Ernest Bristow : Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 21
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kelly, Frederick : Shall I Compare Thee?, for voice & piano, Op. 1/1
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gurney, Ivor : To Violets, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gurney, Ivor : Last Hours
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Michael George (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Browne, W. Denis : Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Martyn Hill
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Butterworth, George : Requiescat, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Stephen Varcoe
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Browne, W. Denis : To Gratiana Dancing and Singing, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Clifford Benson (Piano); Martyn Hill
  • Notes: 04/21/1987-04/23/1987
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic