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On The Idle Hill Of Summer - Sir Thomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons


Release Date: 05/01/2001 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 67428   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsGraham PeelGeorge ButterworthRoger Quilter
Performer:  Thomas AllenGeoffrey Parsons
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Allen’s singing in Butterworth’s ‘Is my team ploughing?’ is exquisite, and beautifully recorded. This isn’t ‘interpretation’ – the song simply comes to life..." -- Stephen Johnson, BBC Music Magazine

"Peel’s evocative ‘Bredon Hill’ is marvellously delivered by Thomas Allen" -- John Quinn, MusicWeb International

"Allen’s singing in Butterworth’s ‘Is my team ploughing?’ is exquisite, and beautifully recorded. This isn’t ‘interpretation’ – the song simply comes to life..." -- Stephen Johnson, BBC Music Magazine

"Peel’s evocative ‘Bredon Hill’ is marvellously delivered by Thomas Allen" -- John Quinn, MusicWeb International

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Works on This Recording

1.
Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
House of life by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 29 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
In Summertime on Bredon by Graham Peel
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1922 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: On the idle hill of summer by George Butterworth
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Songs (6) from A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 13 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Songs (3), Op. 3: no 2, Now sleeps the crimson petal by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Elizabethan Lyrics (7), Op. 12 by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 15 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 

Featured Sound Samples

Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams)
In Summertime on Bredon (Peel)
Seven Elizabethan Lyrics (Quilter): No 2: My Life's Delight

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