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NA 7115

WARLOCK: Curlew (The) / Lillygay / Peterisms / Saudades (English Song, Vol. 4)

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2008


Artists:

Christopher Maltman

baritone

Christine Pendrill

cor anglais

Philippa Davies

flute

John Constable

piano

Adrian Thompson

tenor

Producer:

Mark Brown



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 70:29
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PETER WARLOCK

 

The Curlew

 
1 O Curlew, cry no more in the air 7:13
 Adrian Thompson tenor
 Philippa Davies flute
 Christine Pendrill cor anglais
     
2 Pale brows, still hands and dim hair 1:25
 Adrian Thompson tenor
 Philippa Davies flute
 Christine Pendrill cor anglais
     
3 I cried when the moon was murmuring to the birds 9:27
 Adrian Thompson tenor
 Philippa Davies flute
 Christine Pendrill cor anglais
     
4 Interlude 2:24
 Adrian Thompson tenor
 Philippa Davies flute
 Christine Pendrill cor anglais
     
5 I wander by the edge of this desolate lake 1:43
 Adrian Thompson tenor
 Philippa Davies flute
 Christine Pendrill cor anglais
     
 

Lillygay

 
6 The Distracted Maid 3:16
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
7 Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane 2:30
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
8 Rantum Tantum 1:06
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
9 

Peter Warlock's Fancy

2:10
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
 

Peterisms, Set I

 
10 Chopcherry 1:00
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
11 A Sad Song 2:09
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
12 Rutterkin 1:11
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
13 

My gostly fader

2:02
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
14 

Bright is the ring of words

1:42
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
 

Saudades

 
15 Along the stream 2:43
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
16 Take, O take those lips away 1:49
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
17 Heraclitus 2:51
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
18 

The Cloths of Heaven

2:10
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
19 

The Frostbound Wood

3:03
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
20 

Bethlehem Down

4:33
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
21 

Sweet and twenty

2:00
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
22 

And wilt thou leave me thus?

2:03
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
23 

Mr. Belloc's Fancy

1:33
 Christopher Maltman baritone
     
 

Peterisms, Set II

 
24 Roister Doister 1:22
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
25 Spring 1:14
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
26 Lusty Juventus 1:19
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
27 

The Bachelor

0:50
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
28 

Away to Twiver

1:54
 Adrian Thompson tenor
     
 

JOHN MASEFIELD / PETER WARLOCK

29 

Captain Stratton's Fancy

1:47
 Christopher Maltman baritone
 John Constable piano


The programme of this release, previously available on the Collins Classics label, reflects the wide variety of vocal styles and moods of Warlock’s music. The centrepiece is Warlock’s heartfelt and atmospheric setting of W. B. Yeats’s The Curlew. Set beside this are Warlock’s boisterous drinking songs, as well as a number of more sober individual songs. This programme is an excellent introduction to one of the most interesting English composers of the first half of the last century.
 
"First issued on the Collins Classical label, this Naxos issue offers a well-chosen selection, characterfully performed to bring out the contrasting flavours, vigorous on the one hand, evocative on the other. It is good to have his masterpiece, The Curlew, an extended setting of Yeats, as the main item, even if Adrian Thompson has moments of roughness, which are exaggerated by close recorded balance. Although the instrumental accompaniment is beautifully played, there too, the closeness prevents the full atmospheric beauty of the writing from being appreciated. Thompson is more successful in songs that require less sustained lines, and similar reservations have to be made about the singing of Christopher Maltman in the baritone songs, though he is rousingly convincing in such characteristic items as Fancy, Mr Belloc’s fancy and (best known of all Captain Stratton’s fancy." **
 
Penguin Guide - January 2009



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