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English Song Series 6 - Holst: Vedic Hymns, Songs, etc

> 4 Songs, Op. 35 - Jesu sweet
> 4 Songs, Op. 35 - My soul has nought but fire and ice
> 4 Songs, Op. 35 - I sing of a maiden
> 4 Songs, Op. 35 - My Leman is so true
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - Calm is the morn
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - My true love hath my heart
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - Weep you no more
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - Lovely kind and kindly loving
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - Cradle Song
> 6 Songs, Op. 16 - Peace
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Ushas (Dawn)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Varuna I (Sky)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Maruts (Storm Clouds)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Indra (God of Storm and Battle)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Varuna II (The Waters)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Song of the Frogs
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Vac (Speech)
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Creation
> Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 24 - Faith
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Persephone
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Things lovelier
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Now in these fairylands
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - A little music
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - The thought
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - The floral bandit
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Envoi
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - The dream-city
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Journey's end
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - In the street of lost time
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Rhyme
> 12 Songs, Op. 48 - Betelgeuse
> 4 Songs, Op. 4 - Margrete's Cradle Song, Op. 4, No. 2
> The heart worships - The Heart Worships

Album Summary

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (4) for soprano (or tenor) & violin, Op. 35, H. 132
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (6) for soprano & piano, Op. 16, H. 69
>Holst, Gustav : Hymns from the Rig Veda, for voice & piano, Op. 24, H. 90
>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174
>Holst, Gustav : O lady, leave that silken thread, for voice & piano, H. 4/2
>Holst, Gustav : The Heart Worships, song for voice & piano, H. 95
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Many of these songs show Holst's unique, strangely rarified imagination working at full power. Not only does he write with such lucid sensitivity for both voice and piano, but there are times when these miniatures approach the visionary intensity and originality of the 'Hymn of Jesus' or 'Egdon Heath'. The performances are outstanding and everything is exquisitely recorded. Strongly Recommended" ***** - Stephen Johnson, BBC



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>Holst, Gustav : Songs (4) for soprano (or tenor) & violin, Op. 35, H. 132
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Susan Gritton (Soprano); Louisa Fuller (Violin)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (6) for soprano & piano, Op. 16, H. 69
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Susan Gritton (Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Holst, Gustav : Hymns from the Rig Veda, for voice & piano, Op. 24, H. 90
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1907-1908

>Holst, Gustav : Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 48, H. 174
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Holst, Gustav : O lady, leave that silken thread, for voice & piano, H. 4/2
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Susan Gritton (Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1897

>Holst, Gustav : The Heart Worships, song for voice & piano, H. 95
  • Performers: Steuart Bedford (Piano); Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, St. Silas Place, Chalk Farm, London, England (05/05/1998-05/07/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907