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Sunlight on the Garden: The Songs of Stephen Wilkinson


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 516  
Composer:  Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna MarklandJames GilchristIan BuckleMhairi Lawson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the UK's leading choral directors for over 50 years, stephen Wilkinson, MBE has led both professional and amateur choirs across Europe, and is particularly renowned for his work with the BBC Northern Singers and the William Byrd Singerse of Manchester. Only retiring from conducting in 2009 at the age of 90, Stephen Wilkinson's songs span the breadth of his long career as a conductor and musician, and are best described by his daugher, Clare - an acclaimed mezzo-soprano herself who also performs on this recording - as being ''a unique voice, yet deeply rooted in the English song tradition of Finzi, Gurney and Quilter.'' Performed by British singers Mhairi Lawson, Clare Wilkinson, James Gilchrist and Matthew Brook, they draw on texts Read more by a wealth of sources including Auden, Yates, Coleridge, Shakespeare and many more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Grantchester by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Proud Songsters by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Ian Buckle (Piano), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
At the Manger by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Joly Jankyn by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
Eternal Summer by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Matthew Brook (Baritone), Anna Markland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
6.
Winter Snow by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Ian Buckle (Piano), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
7.
Chapels by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
8.
Heaven by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
9.
The Hour-Glass by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Ian Buckle (Piano), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
Come Away, Death by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
11.
Crabbed Age and Youth by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
12.
To a Young Girl by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Matthew Brook (Baritone), Anna Markland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
13.
O Do Not Love too Long by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Matthew Brook (Baritone), Anna Markland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
14.
Maude Gonne Takes Down a Book by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
15.
Politics by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
16.
Spring and Fall by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Ian Buckle (Piano), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
17.
The Garden by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
18.
The Sunlight on the Garden by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
The Gate in the Wall by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
20.
Running to Paradise by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Matthew Brook (Baritone), Anna Markland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
21.
Birdspeak by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Ian Buckle (Piano), Mhairi Lawson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
22.
The Owl and the Pussycat by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Clare Wilkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Ian Buckle (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
23.
The Wind and the Moon by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Anna Markland (Piano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
24.
Kiss by Stephen Wilkinson
Performer:  Matthew Brook (Baritone), Anna Markland (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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