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From a City Window: Songs by Hubert Parry / Ailish Tynan, soprano; Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano; William Dazeley, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano

Audio Samples

>Parry, Charles H. : Good Night
>Parry, Charles H. : To Lucasta on Going to the Wars, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
>Parry, Charles H. : Sleep, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Where shall the Lover Rest, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : What Part of Dread Eternity, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Julia, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : From a City Window
>Parry, Charles H. : My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird
>Parry, Charles H. : Looking Backward, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Proud Maisie, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : The Faithful Lover, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Bright Star, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Crabbed Age & Youth
>Parry, Charles H. : Nightfall in Winter, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Grapes, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : O Never Say that I was False of Heart, for voice & piano (Sonnet 109)
>Parry, Charles H. : Dirge in Woods, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : A Girl to her Glass, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : There, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano (from English Lyrics, Set 2)
>Parry, Charles H. : Whence, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Willow, Willow for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : And Yet I Love Her Till I Die, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Lay a Garland on my Hearse, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 5)
>Parry, Charles H. : Armida's Garden, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : If Thou would'st Ease thine Heart, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
>Parry, Charles H. : A Welsh lullaby

Album Summary

>Parry, Charles H. : Good Night
>Parry, Charles H. : To Lucasta on Going to the Wars, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
>Parry, Charles H. : Sleep, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Where shall the Lover Rest, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : What Part of Dread Eternity, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Julia, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : From a City Window
>Parry, Charles H. : My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird
>Parry, Charles H. : Looking Backward, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Proud Maisie, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : The Faithful Lover, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Bright Star, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Crabbed Age & Youth
>Parry, Charles H. : Nightfall in Winter, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Grapes, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : O Never Say that I was False of Heart, for voice & piano (Sonnet 109)
>Parry, Charles H. : Dirge in Woods, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : A Girl to her Glass, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : There, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano (from English Lyrics, Set 2)
>Parry, Charles H. : Whence, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Willow, Willow for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : And Yet I Love Her Till I Die, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : Lay a Garland on my Hearse, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 5)
>Parry, Charles H. : Armida's Garden, for voice & piano
>Parry, Charles H. : If Thou would'st Ease thine Heart, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
>Parry, Charles H. : A Welsh lullaby
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded in the music room of Parry's boyhood home, Highnam Court in Gloucestershire, this disc sheds light on an area of the repertoire that has rarely graced the concert hall in recent times. As English song came into full flower at the turn of the 20th century, Parry's substantial contribution to the genre became somewhat buried. Now, Iain Burnside and his singers rediscover what has been forgotten by historical accident. Combining an innately English sensibility with a technical fastidiousness that owes much to the lieder of Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf, every one of these songs demonstrates Parry's fundamental concern for sincerity and proper declamation of the words. Hubert Parry is undergoing something of a revival, and these performances return his songs to the heart of his output, where the composer always felt they belonged.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012).



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Works Details

>Parry, Charles H. : Good Night
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : To Lucasta on Going to the Wars, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Sleep, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Where shall the Lover Rest, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : What Part of Dread Eternity, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Julia, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : From a City Window
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Looking Backward, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Proud Maisie, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : The Faithful Lover, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Bright Star, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Crabbed Age & Youth
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Nightfall in Winter, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Grapes, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); William Dazeley (Baritone)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : O Never Say that I was False of Heart, for voice & piano (Sonnet 109)
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Dirge in Woods, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : A Girl to her Glass, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : There, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano (from English Lyrics, Set 2)
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Whence, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Willow, Willow for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : And Yet I Love Her Till I Die, for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Lay a Garland on my Hearse, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 5)
  • Performers: Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Armida's Garden, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : If Thou would'st Ease thine Heart, for voice & piano (English Lyrics, Vol. 3)
  • Performers: William Dazeley (Baritone); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : A Welsh lullaby
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, England (05/22/2012-05/24/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic