The English Songbook

October 20, 2018, 4:30 pm

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A survey of songs by Vaughan Williams, Delius, and Purcell among others; sung by Bryn Terfel, Kathleen Ferrier, Ian Bostridge, Alice Coote, David Daniels, Felicity Lott, Simon Keenlyside, Anne Murray, and more.


“Lost is my quiet forever” by Henry Purcell
Felicity Lott, soprano; Anne Murray, vocalist; Graham Johnson, piano
(London 1991. EMI CDC 7 54411 2)

“It was a lover and his lass” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Simon Keenlyside with Graham Johnson, piano
(London 1996. NAXOS 8.557114)

“Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes” by Ben Jonson and “I have a bonnet trimmed with blue” Traditional
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto; Phyllis Spur, piano
(London 1951. DECCA 478 3601)

“Twilight Fancies” by Frederick Delius
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Julius Drake, piano
(London 1999. EMI 7243 5 56830 2 1)

“Now sleeps the crimson petal” by Roger Quilter
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano; Graham Johnson, piano
(London 2010. HYPERION CDA67888)

“Silent noon” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “A Shropshire Lad: When I was One-and-Twenty” by Arthur Somervell
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Malcolm Martineau, piano
(London 2003. DGG B0004216‐02)

“Linden Lea” by Ralph Vaughan Williams
David Daniels, countertenor; Martin Katz, piano
(London 1999. VIRGIN CLASSICS 7243 5 454002 8)