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My Spirit Sang All Day / King's Singers


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 49765   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edward BairstowFrank BridgeGerald FinziPercy Aldridge Grainger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This record contains 25 English part-songs or folk-song arrangements and is a good selection, with several items that will be new to all but the most comprehensively knowledgeable devotee. For instance, there is Stanley Wilson's setting of Frances Cornford's best-knownpoem, To a lady seen from the train, with its ostinato based on the once-familiar steam-train rhythm (how unevocative the diesels are). He also set Mary Coleridge's oddly named Gibberish, which turns out to be a gently sentimental piece...
Included among the better-known fare are Holst's setting of the West Country Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, comfortably reassuring in its bare harmonies almost with an oriental touch, and Vaughan Williams's of The seeds of love,
Read more almost the fount and origin of the folk-song tradition in twentieth-century British music and a marvellous tune for all except those constitutionally antipathetic to the whole idiom. This latter is particularly beautifully sung, with (presumably) Anthony Holt's pleasant baritone free from any patronizing suggestions of the art-singer slumming it among the plebs. Elgar's Deep in my soul is here, too, also Moeran's To daffodils, three fine examples by Bridge, Parry's superb setting of Herbert's Sweet day and Vaughan Williams's early Rossetti part-song Rest, very much in the Parry tradition. Also there is Grainger's Brigg Fair setting, historic in its own right."

The GRAMOPHONE (06/1988)
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Works on This Recording

1. Music, when soft voices die by Edward Bairstow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2. The Bee, H 110 by Frank Bridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
3. Hilli-ho, hilly-ho, H 91 by Frank Bridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; England 
4. Partsongs (7), Op. 17: no 2, I have loved flowers that fade by Gerald Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1937; England 
5. Partsongs (7), Op. 17: no 3, My spirit sang all day by Gerald Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1937; England 
6. O weary hearts! O slumbering eyes!, H 92 by Frank Bridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
7. Brigg Fair by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906/1911; England 
8. Bring us in good ale, Op. 34 no 4/H 131 by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
9. Choral Folk Songs (6), Op. 36b/H 136: no 3, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John by Gustav Holst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
10. Songs of Springtime: Spring, the Sweet Spring by Ernest John Moeran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
11. Songs of Springtime: To Daffodils by Ernest John Moeran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
12. Sweet Day by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
13. Madrigals (5), Op. 51: no 3, Beauty is but a painted hell by Edmund Rubbra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
14. My Tocher's the Jewel by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: Rubbra 
15. Partsongs (4), Op. 106: no 1, Autumn Leaves by Charles Villiers Stanford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
16. Rest by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
17. The seeds of love by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: Vaughan Williams 
18. Quick, we have but a second by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: Stanford 
19. Blow away the morning dew by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: R.O. Morris 
20. The Little Green Lane by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Notes: Arranged: S.E. Lovatt 
21. To a Lady seen from the Train by Stanley Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
22. Gibberish by Stanley Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
23. There Comes a New Morn by Charles Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
24. When winds that move not by Charles Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1913; England 

Featured Sound Samples

Partsongs, op 17 (Finzi): No 3: My Spirit Sang All Day
Rest (Vaughan Williams)
Sweet Day (Parry)

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