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Celebrating English Song / Williams, Allan


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 177  
Composer:  George ButterworthJohn IrelandIan VenablesRalph Vaughan Williams,   ... 
Performer:  Roderick WilliamsSusie Allan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This wonderful Celebration of English Song was recorded especially for SOMM by baritone Roderick Williams deliciously partnered here by Susie Allan in a collection to gladden the hearts of all lovers of English music. This splendidly wide-ranging collection features two well-loved song cycles, Butterworth's Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad and Finzi's Let us Garlands bring. It also includes some of the best- known English songs of the periods before and after World War II - Ireland's world- famous Sea Feverand Great Things and The Kiss and Flying Crooked, from Ian Venables - now widely regarded as the finest living English composer of art songs and a true successor to Benjamin Britten, represented here by two irresistible settings of English Read more folk-songs, The Salley Gardens and The Ploughboy. Also included are songs by Quilter, Gurney, Warlock and E.J. Moeran. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (6) from A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
2.
Great things by John Ireland
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Sea fever by John Ireland
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
4.
In Boyhood by John Ireland
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
5.
Marigold: Youth's Spring-Tribute by John Ireland
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
A Kiss, Op. 15 by Ian Venables
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
7.
House of life: no 2, Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 
8.
Black Stichel by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; England 
9.
Lights Out by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
Captain Stratton's Fancy by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
11.
Songs of travel: no 1, The vagabond by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1904; England 
12.
Elizabethan Lyrics (7), Op. 12: no 1, Weep you no more by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
13.
Jillian of Berry by Peter Warlock
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
14.
Poems (7) of James Joyce: No. 4, The Pleasant Valley by Ernest John Moeran
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
15.
Songs (2), Op. 28: no 1, Flying Crooked by Ian Venables
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
16.
Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 1, Salley Gardens by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
17.
Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 1, The plough boy by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
18.
Let us garlands bring, Op. 18 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
Elizabethan Songs (5) for voice & piano: No. 4, Sleep by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Roderick Williams (Baritone), Susie Allan (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 

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