Shakespeare in Song

  Shakespeare in Song  
   
 MATTHEW HARRIS (b. 1956)
  premiere recordings*  
 From 'Shakespeare Songs' 14:15  
1 Hark! hark! the lark. Adagio (Book I No. 1) 1:22
2 Tell me where is fancy bred. Allegretto (Book II No. 2) 1:43
3 I shall no more to sea. Largo (Book V No. 1)* 1:19
4 When that I was and a little tiny boy. Moderato (Book V No. 4)* 2:33
5 It was a lover and his lass. Gently (Book III No. 1) 2:17
6 O mistress mine! Adagietto (Book III No. 4) 2:22
  Robert Comeaux tenor solo  
7 When daffodils begin to peer. Lilting, with a beat (Book IV No. 3)* 2:16
  Caroline Markham alto solo  
   
 FRANK MARTIN (1890-1974)
 Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' 11:24  
8 I Come unto these yellow sands (Ariel's Song). Molto tranquillo 1:32
  Carol Platt - Laura Inman - Cassandra Ewer soprano solo  
9 II Full fathom five. Très calme 3:25
  Jacob W. Herbert baritone solo  
10 III Before you can say, 'Come,' and 'Go'. Allegro molto 0:56
11 IV You are three men of sin. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro 4:06
  Janet Carlsen Campbell alto solo  
12 V Where the bee sucks, there suck I. Allegretto grazioso 1:09
   
 STEVEN SAMETZ (b. 1954)
premiere recording
13  When he shall die 4:03
  In memoriam Louis Botto  
  Slowly, with expression - Meno mosso - Poco meno mosso  
   
 JAAKKO MANTYJARVY (b. 1963)
 Four Shakespeare Songs 11:19  
14 1 Come away, come away, death. Andante moderato 3:25
15 2 Lullaby. Andante con moto 2:45
16 3 Double, double toil and trouble. Allegro non troppo ma feroce - Meno mosso - 2:43
17 4 Full fathom five. Grave 2:14
   
 NILS LINDBERG (b. 1933)
18  Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 2:26
  from O, Mistress mine: A Garland of Elizabethan Poetry  
  Slowly  
   
 DOMINICK ARGENTO (b. 1927)
premiere recording
19  Sonnet No. LXIV 3:20
  In memoriam 9/11/01  
  Molto lento ed elegiaco  
   
 ALAN MURRAY (1890-1952)
premiere recording
20  O mistress mine! 1:23
  Tranquillo  
   
 RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)
 Three Shakespeare Songs 6:44  
21 1 Full fathom five. Andante misterioso 3:09
22 2 The cloud-capp'd towers. Lento 2:31
23 3 Over hill, over dale. Allegro vivace 0:54
   
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5031
 Charles Bruffy