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Gossiana - 1920s Anthology Of Song / Goss Male Quartet


Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25048   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John DanyelAnonymousTraditional
Performer:  Giles DaviesSteven Devine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Goss was one of the best loved of all British singers of his time, a lyrical baritone with an exceptionally wide repertoire. He was a much admired early broadcaster and died in 1953 at the age of 62.

This fascinating CD from Divine Art attempts, with conspicuous success, to recreate his art between the wars in accordance with the style brought to them, quite often accompanied, as here, by a male voice quartet. I do not wish to appear superior, but I enjoyed this CD much more that I thought I would: here are some lovely songs by 20th-century British composers, many of whom write with Goss specifically in mind, notably by Peter Warlock and E J Moeran, alongside traditional ballads and sea songs, French and Elizabethan
Read more songs, and lieder by Mozart, Schubert and Franz.

Throughout, Giles Davies sings impeccably, with a fine sense of style, and is admirably accompanied by Steven Devine. The recording quality is also excellent, and performance notes and texts are included. This is a really delightful CD, which is wholeheartedly recommended.

-- Robert Matthew-Walker (Musical Opinion)

Tracklist:

ANONYMOUS
Agincourt Song [1:44]
The Three Ravens [4:15]
Here's a Health to His Majesty [1:37]
French Ballad
ANONYMOUS
L'amour de moi [3:28]
Elizabethan Songs
John DANYEL (1564-c.1626)
I die whenas I do not see her (Danyel)
William CAVENDISH
Down in a Valley [1:30]
Philip ROSSETER (1567-1623)
What then is love but mourning [2:19]
Traditional Ballads and Sea Songs
ANONYMOUS
Barbara Allen [1:46]
Billy Boy [1:13]
Shenandoah [3:37]
Blow ye Winds, Heigh-Ho [2:55]
Hullaballoo Ballay [1:13]
Lieder
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Abendempfindung [5:46]
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Totengräbers Heimweh [6:54]
Der Jüngling an der Quelle [1:45]
Fischerweise [3:13]
Robert FRANZ (1815-1892)
Aus meinen grossen Schmerzen [1:42]
English Song
Peter WARLOCK (1894-1930)
As ever I saw [1:26]
Take o take those lips away [2:24]
Milkmaids [2:00]
The Distracted Maid [5:07]
O Mistress Mine [1:29]
Captain Stratton's Fancy [1:44]
Oh good Ale [1:30]
Ernest John MOERAN (1894-1950) Sheep Shearing [3:06]
Dream of Death [3:05]
Bernard van DIEREN (1884-1936)
Der Asra [3:02]
Rebecca CLARKE (1886-1979)
June Twilight [3:06]

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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice: I die whenas I do not see by John Danyel
Performer:  Giles Davies (Baritone), Steven Devine (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; England 
2.
Agincourt Hymn by Anonymous
Performer:  Steven Devine (Piano), Giles Davies (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
The three ravens by Traditional
Performer:  Steven Devine (Piano), Giles Davies (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
4.
Here's a health unto Her Majesty by Traditional
Performer:  Giles Davies (Baritone), Steven Devine (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Written: England 
5.
L'amour de moi by Traditional
Performer:  Giles Davies (Baritone), Steven Devine (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Written: France 
6.
Down in the valley by Traditional
Performer:  Steven Devine (Piano), Giles Davies (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goss Male Quartet
Written: USA 

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