War's Embers: a legacy of songs by composers who perished or suffered in World War 1

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War's Embers: a legacy of songs by composers who perished or suffered in World War 1
Michael George (bass) Martyn Hill (tenor) Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Clifford Benson (piano)

[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 September 2009

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'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)


Requiem da camera Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
1 Movement 3: Only a man harrowing clods [4'08]
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
2 The twa corbies 'As I was walking all alane' [4'52] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
3 Black Stitchel 'As I was lying on Black Stitchel' [2'19] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
4 Blaweary 'As I came by Blaweary' [1'30] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
5 The fiddler of Dooney 'When I play on my fiddle in Dooney' [1'57] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
6 Goodnight to the meadow [1'21] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
Vagabond Songs, Op 10 Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
7 No 1: The wanderer's song 'I have had enough of women, and enough of love' [2'56]
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
8 No 2: Silent Noon 'Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass' [3'51]
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
9 No 3: The Roadside Fire 'I will make you brooches and toys for your delight' [1'57]
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
10 The ship 'There was no song nor shout of joy' [2'26] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
11 Arabia 'Far are the shades of Arabia' [5'24] William Denis Browne (1888-1915)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
12 Diaphenia [2'05] William Denis Browne (1888-1915)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
13 The boat is chafing [1'19] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
14 Cathleen ni Houlihan 'The old brown thorn-trees break in two' [2'54] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
15 Edward, Edward 'Why does your brand sae drop wi' blude' [6'01] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
16 The night of Trafalgar 'In the wild October night-time' [2'18] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
17 Thou didst delight my eyes [3'23] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
18 Brittany, Op 21 No 1 'In Brittany the churches all day are open wide' [1'47] Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
19 Come you, Mary, Op 21 No 2 [0'58] Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
20 Who would shepherds pipe, Op 21 No 3 [1'45] Ernest Farrar (1885-1918)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
21 Shall I compare thee?, Op 1 No 1 [3'27] Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
22 To violets 'Welcome, maids-of-honour!' [1'05] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
23 Last hours 'A gray day and quiet' [4'52] Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
24 Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy 'Weep with me all ye that read' [4'41] William Denis Browne (1888-1915)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
25 Requiescat 'Tread lightly, she is near' [2'42] George Butterworth (1885-1916)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
26 To Gratiana dancing and singing 'See! with what constant motion' [4'17] William Denis Browne (1888-1915)
Martyn Hill (tenor)