English Song Collection

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English Song Collection
Various Artists including Philip Langridge, Frank Lloyd, Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Ivan McCready, Thomas Allen, etc

[ Naxos / 25 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 21 May 2021

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The acclaimed English Song Series celebrates the richness and diversity of British composers, performed by leading interpreters of the repertoire. Growing out of an ancient tradition that still echoes in the folk song arrangements of Benjamin Britten, the British art song draws its inspiration from the English poetic language, the nation's unique land and seascapes, and the suffering and joy of human emotions. From the delightfully light-hearted songs of Liza Lehmann to the abundance of invention and imagery from today's composers, this collection is a repository of the essence of British musical craftsmanship at its finest.

"The liquid velvet tones of Anthony Rolfe Johnson's On Wenlock Edge with the Duke Quartet is a highlight of the set as are Roderick Williams's six solo albums devoted to VW, Finzi (two CDs), Ireland and Britten...Top class pianists - Graham Johnson, John Constable, Steuart Bedford - too." The Sunday Times

"Keenly priced, this set will surely provide many hours of listening pleasure." Gramophone


William WALTON (1902-1983): Anon in Love • Façade Settings • A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table

Arthur SOMERVELL (1863-1937): A Shropshire Lad • James Lee's Wife • Songs of Innocence

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): On Wenlock Edge • 5 Mystical Songs

Peter WARLOCK (1894-1930): The Curlew • Lillygay • Peterisms, Sets I and II • Saudades

Roger QUILTER (1877-1953): O Mistress Mine • To Daisies • Julia's Hair • Go, Lovely Rose

Gustav HOLST (1874-1934): 4 Songs for Voice and Violin • 6 Songs • Vedic Hymns • 12 Humbert Wolfe Settings

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): The Holy Sonnets of John Donne • 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo • Winter Words

Liza LEHMANN (1862-1918): The Daisy Chain • Bird Songs • 4 Cautionary Tales and a Moral

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Canticles I-V • The Heart of the Matter

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Folk Song Arrangements • I

Roger QUILTER (1877-1953): Complete Folk Song Arrangements • Complete Part Songs for Women's Voices

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956): I Said to Love, Op. 19b • Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 • Before and After Summer, Op. 16

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Folk Song Arrangements • II

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Songs of Travel • The House of Life • 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956): Earth and Air and Rain • To a Poet • By Footpath and Stile

Gerald FINZI (1901-1956): A Young Man's Exhortation • Till Earth Outwears • Oh Fair to See

William ALWYN (1905-1985): Mirages • Nocturnes • Slum Song • Seascapes • Invocations

John IRELAND (1879-1962): 5 Poems by Thomas Hardy • We'll to the Woods • Sea Fever • Santa Chiara • Great Things • Youth's Spring-Tribute

Ivor GURNEY (1890-1937): All Night Under the Moon • By a Bierside • On the Downs • Lights Out • 5 Elizabethan Songs

George BUTTERWORTH (1885-1916): 6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad • Folk Songs from Sussex

Ian VENABLES (b. 1955): On the Wings of Love, Op. 38 • Venetian Songs - Love's Voice, Op. 22

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Songs and Proverbs of William Blake • Tit for Tat • Folk songs

Jonathan DOVE (b. 1959): All You Who Sleep Tonight: Song Cycles

Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Britten in Scotland: The Complete Scottish Settings

The Naxos 'English Song Collection' (25-Disc Boxed Set)