The English Songbook

October 17, 2020, 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, 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)