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

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
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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