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Moeran: Folksong Arrangements / Thompson, Farnsworth, Talbot

Moeran / Thompson / Members Of The Weybridge Male
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571359  
Composer:  Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Marcus FarnsworthJohn TalbotAdrian Thompson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ernest John Moeran was born in London but grew up in Norfolk and had strong ties with Ireland. While still a student at the Royal College of Music he was inspired by a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody that seemed “to breathe the very spirit of the English countryside”, and was soon collecting folksongs for himself. Moeran’s transcriptions were taken from English and Irish traditional singers with both rural and seafaring backgrounds, rescuing music and words both entertainingly earthy and sublimely beautiful which would otherwise have died with the artists who performed them. Ernest John Moeran was born in London but grew up in Norfolk and had strong ties with Ireland. While still a student at the Royal College of Music he was inspired by a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody that seemed “to breathe the very spirit of the English countryside”, and was soon collecting folksongs for himself. Moeran’s transcriptions were taken from English and Irish traditional singers with both rural and seafaring backgrounds, rescuing music and words both entertainingly earthy and sublimely beautiful which would otherwise have died with the artists who performed them. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The sailor and young Nancy by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone), John Talbot (Piano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
2.
Folksongs (6) from Norfolk by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  John Talbot (Piano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923 
3.
Suffolk Folksongs (6) by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone), John Talbot (Piano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932 
4.
The North Sea Ground by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  John Talbot (Piano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
5.
High Germany by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  John Talbot (Piano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
6.
The Little Milkmaid by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  John Talbot (Piano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
7.
The Jolly Carter by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone), John Talbot (Piano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor)
8.
Parson and Clerk by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  John Talbot (Piano), Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone)
9.
Gaol Song by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Marcus Farnsworth (Baritone), John Talbot (Piano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor)
10.
Songs from County Kerry by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Adrian Thompson (Tenor), John Talbot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950 

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