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An Anthology Of English Song

Burrows,Stuart / Masterson,Valerie / Allen,Thomas
Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Dal Segno   Catalog #: 55   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry David LeslieAmy Woodeforde-FindenCarrie Jacobs-BondEric Coates,   ... 
Performer:  Stuart BurrowsValerie MastersonThomas AllenSarah Walker,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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AN ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH SONG Stuart Burrows (ten 1 ); Valerie Masterson (mez 2 ); Thomas Allen (bar 3 ); Sarah Walker (mez 4 ); Peter Jeffes (ten 5 ); Raimund Herincx (bar 6 ); Patricia White (sop 7 ); Jonathan Rees (vn Read more class="SUPER12">7 ) DAL SEGNO DSPRC055 (63:14)


Songs by 1 LESLEY, 1 FINDEN, 1 W. S. G. WILLIAMS, 2 BOND, 2 QUILTER, 2,4 ANON, 3 ,6VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, 3 HANDEL, 4 PURCELL, 4 PARRY, 5 M. V. WHITE, 5 GIBB, 5 ELGAR, 6 IRELAND, 6 HAGEMAN, 7 R. CLARKE


This anthology of familiar and lesser-known English songs was recorded at Henry Wood Hall on March 11, 1989. It is presumably a studio recording, as there is no audience noise or other indication of a live production. The very brief booklet notes (two pages) provide only the contents and timings, and a sentence or two regarding some of the composers represented here. No texts are given. For a full-price CD, such scanty documentation is rather shameful. However, the contents are very worthwhile. Each singer is allotted three songs, except for soprano Patricia White, who along with violinist Jonathan Rees, performs five songs by violist Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979). All of the interpretations are deeply felt, and the unidentified piano accompanist (an inexplicable omission from the credits) performs ably. Among the singers, the particular standouts are Thomas Allen and Peter Jeffes, both in magnificent voice. With the exception of Raimund Herincx, who as always has a wobbly and diffuse emission, the others are quite good, though Burrows has an incipient beat to his voice and Walker has a slight spread and touch of shrillness in a couple of high notes. The sound quality is fine. There are, of course, many other fine anthologies of English songs, but if you have the money to spring for this issue it will provide much pleasure, despite the annoying shortcomings in the supporting documentation.


FANFARE: James A. Altena
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Works on This Recording

1.
Annabelle Lee by Henry David Leslie
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Kashmiri Song "Pale Hands I Loved" by Amy Woodeforde-Finden
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1902; United Kingdom 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
A Perfect Day by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Bird Songs at Eventide by Eric Coates
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
Silent Worship ("Did You Not Hear My Lady"), for voice & piano by Arthur Somervell
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7.
House of life: no 2, Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Voice)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Blow the Wind Southerly (Northumbrian Folk Song) by Traditional
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Voice)
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
To Mary by Maude Valérie White
Performer:  Peter Jeffes (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
The cherry tree by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
Performer:  Peter Jeffes (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12.
Is she not Passing Fair? by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Jeffes (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
13.
Songs of travel: no 1, The vagabond by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Raimund Herincx (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1904; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14.
Do not go, my love by Richard Hageman
Performer:  Raimund Herincx (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
My little Welsh Home, song by W.S. Gwynn Williams
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: Wales 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
16.
Phillis on the new made hay, for voice & violin (from English Songs (3)) by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Patricia White (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17.
The Tailor and his mouse, for voice & violin (from English Songs (3)) by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Patricia White (Voice), Jonathan Rees (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18.
I know my love, for voice & violin (from Irish Country Songs (3)) by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Patricia White (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
19.
I know where I'm going, for voice & violin (from Irish Country Songs (3)) by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Patricia White (Voice), Jonathan Rees (Violin)
Period: Modern 
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
20.
As I was goin' to Ballynure, for voice & violin (from Irish Country Songs (3)) by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Patricia White (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
21.
O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano (from English Lyrics, Set 2) by Charles H. Parry
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Voice)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22.
Sea fever, for voice & piano by John Ireland
Performer:  Raimund Herincx (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1913; United Kingdom 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
23.
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, for voice & piano, Op. 3/2 by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Valerie Masterson (Voice)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1989 
Venue:  The Henry Wood Hall 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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