Benjamin & Bainton: Songs / Bickley, Gillett, Hiscocks

Release Date: 11/10/2017
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8571377
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This British Music Society recording features several world premiere recordings by two composers whose vocal music is a relative rarity on disc. Benjamin’s is imbued with a sense of refinement and impeccable craftsmanship, as well as the rhythmic vitality and color expected from a virtuoso pianist. Bainton’s hallmarks also include sensitive and harmonically imaginative piano writing, his devotion to poetry resulting in settings with an outstanding artistic instinct for beauty. The English mezzo-soprano, Susan Bickley, studied music at the City University, London and at the Guildhall School where she won the Gold Medal for singers.
Works on This Recording
1. The Piper by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
2. Man and Woman by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
3. To Phyllis, Milking Her Flock by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
4. Diaphenia by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
5. Hey Nonny No! by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
6. Greek Poems (3) by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
7. Impressions (3) by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
8. The Mouse by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
9. The Moon by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
10. Wind's Work by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
11. Shepherd's Holiday by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
12. Before Dawn by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
13. The Song of the Banana Carriers by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
14. Jan, a Creole Melody by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
15. Linstead Market by Arthur Benjamin
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
16. Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
17. The Joyous Wanderer by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
18. Gifts by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
19. The Little Waves of Breffny by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
20. Shooting Star by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
21. Strings in the Earth by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
22. Songs of the Night and Morning, Op. 31: No. 4, Dawn by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
23. Laughing Rose by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
24. Roseen-Dhu by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
25. A Nosegay by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
26. Young Love Lies Dreaming by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
27. To the Children by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
28. Lullaby by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
29. Frolic by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
30. A Christmas Carol by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
31. Love On My Heart From Heaven Fell by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
32. Songs of Night and Morning, Op. 31: No. 1, Sanctuaries by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
33. A Cradle Song by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
34. They Went Forth by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
35. Twilight by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
36. A Casualty by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Christopher Gillett (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
37. The Triumph of Maeve by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
38. The Twilight People by Edgar Bainton
Performer: Wendy Hiscocks (Piano), Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
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