CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)
   
 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117* 26:04  
  for Baritone Solo, Chorus and Orchestra  
1 I Sailing at Dawn. Andante molto tranquillo 4:20
2 II The Song of the Sou'Wester. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco 3:12
3 III The Middle-Watch. Andante molto tranquillo 7:42
4 IV The Little Admiral. Allegro vivace - Poco meno mosso - 3:41
5 V Fare Well. Quasi adagio - Poco più mosso - 6:09
   
 The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24 25:17  
  for Chorus and Orchestra  
6 I At Flores in the Azores. Allegro giusto e pesante - 4:10
  Then spake Sir Richard Grenville -  
  So Lord Howard pass'd away. Un poco più lento -  
7 IV He had only a hundred seamen: Andante sostenuto - 1:35
  'Shall we fight or shall we fly?. . .' Poco più mosso -  
  And Sir Richard said again. Tempo I (Allegro giusto) -  
8 V Sir Richard spoke and he laugh'd. Allegretto con moto - 6:05
  Thousands of their soldiers look'd down -  
  And while now the great San Philip. Adagio molto -  
  And the battle-thunder broke. Allegro con fuoco -  
  But anon the great Sn Philip -  
  And the sun went down -  
  Ship after ship, the whole night long.  
  Allegro con fuoco -  
  For he said: 'Fight on! fight on! Con fuoco -  
9 XI And the night went down. 4:47
  Allegro tranquillo ma con moto -  
  And we had not fought them in vain. Più mosso -  
  But Sir Richard cried in his English pride.  
  Allegro giusto -  
  And the gunner said: 'Ay, ay'. Andante sostenuto -  
  And the lion there lay dying. Adagio molto -  
10 XIII And the stately Spanish men. Allegretto maestoso - 4:43
  But he rose upon their decks. Allegro giusto -  
  'I have fought for Queen and Faith. . .' Molto maestoso -  
  '. . .With a joyful spirit I Sir Richard Grenville die!'  
  Più lento -  
  And they stared at the dead -  
11 But they sank his body with honour down. 3:56
  Allegretto maestoso -  
  When a wind from the lands. Allegro moderato -  
  Till it smote on their hulls. Più allegro e con fuoco -  
  And the little Revenge herself went down.  
  Molto moderato e tranquillo  
   
 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91* 18:00  
  for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra  
12 1 Drake's Drum. Tempo di marcia moderato - 3:12
13 2 Outward bound. Andante espressivo 3:14
14 3 Devon, O Devon, in wind and rain. Allegro molto 1:44
15 4 Homeward bound. Andante tranquillo - Più lento 6:41
16 5 The Old Superb. Allegro molto - Presto 3:06
   
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5043
 Gerald Finley baritone*
 Richard Hickox