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A Century Of English Song, Volume 2

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This CD is devoted to Parry, Somervell, and Stanford, three of the greatest songwriters of the Late-Victorian Renaissance. Parry is considered to be a very fine composer indeed, and this collection includes some of the best of his songs. The Stanford songs are, perhaps, better known, and Somervell’s setting of the Shropshire Lad cycle is more than just a minor masterpiece. A rare treat!

Sarah Leonard – Soprano
Paul Leonard – Baritone
Malcolm Martineau – Piano

On This Recording

  1. English Lyrics, Set 10: English Lyrics, Set 10: No. 1. My heart is like a singing bird
  2. English Lyrics: English Lyrics, Set 10: No. 5. From a city window
  3. English Lyrics: No. 6. The Maiden
  4. English Lyrics: No. 5. Armida’s garden
  5. English Lyrics, Set 1: English Lyrics, Set 1: No. 1. My True Love Hath my Heart
  6. English Lyrics, Set 1: English Lyrics, Set 1: No. 2. Good-night
  7. English Lyrics: English Lyrics, Set 5: No. 3. Crabbed age and youth
  8. The Shropshire Lad: No. 1. Loveliest of trees
  9. The Shropshire Lad: No. 2. When I was one-and-twenty
  10. The Shropshire Lad: No. 3. There pass the careless people
  11. The Shropshire Lad: No. 4. In summer-time on Bredon
  12. The Shropshire Lad: No. 5. The street sounds to a soldier’s tread
  13. The Shropshire Lad: No. 6. On the idle hill of summer
  14. The Shropshire Lad: No. 7. White in the moon the long road lies
  15. The Shropshire Lad: No. 8. Think no more lad, laugh, be jolly
  16. The Shropshire Lad: No. 9. Into my heart an air that kills
  17. The Shropshire Lad: No. 10. The lads in their hundreds
  18. Love in Springtime: Love in Springtime: Young Love Lies Sleeping
  19. Shepherd’s cradle song
  20. Come to me in my dreams
  21. A Fire of Turf: A Fire of Turf, Op. 139: No. 6. The Fair
  22. Songs of Faith: Songs of Faith, Op. 97: No. 4. To the Soul
  23. The Calico Dress
  24. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 1. Corrymeela
  25. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 2. The Fairy Lough
  26. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 3. Cuttin’ Rushes
  27. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 4. Johneen
  28. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 5. A Broken Song
  29. An Irish Idyll in 6 Miniatures: No. 6. Back to Ireland