BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
   
 Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo 17:44  
1 Sonetto XVI 2:04
2 Sonetto XXXI 1:41
3 Sonetto XXX 4:07
4 Sonetto LV 1:57
5 Sonetto XXXVIII 1:50
6 Sonetto XXXII 1:22
7 Sonetto XXIV 4:39
8  The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex 4:31
9  Chamber Music (V) 1:19
 Allan Clayton tenor
   
 A Charm of Lullabies 11:57  
10 A cradle song 2:16
11 The Highland Balou 2:01
12 Sephestia's Lullaby 1:55
13 A Charm 1:37
14 The Nurse's Song 4:06
15  The Birds 1:52
 Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
   
 Two Songs by Thomas Hardy 5:44  
16 If it's ever spring again 2:39
17 The Children and Sir Nameless 3:05
 Robin Tritschler tenor
   
 Three Soutar Settings 3:34  
18 Dawtie's Devotion 1:26
19 The Gully 1:04
20 Tradition 1:03
21  Of a' the airts the wind can blaw 1:06
 Who are these Children? 19:36  
22 Q Riddle (the earth) 1:15
23 A Laddie's Song 0:57
24 Nightmare 2:31
25 Black Day 0:37
26 Bed-time 1:07
27 Slaughter 1:34
28 Riddle (the child you were) 0:45
29 The Larky Lad 0:34
30 Who are these Children? 2:31
31 Supper 1:34
32 The Children 4:20
33 The Auld Aik 1:45
 Nicky Spence tenor
   
 The Red Cockatoo and other songs 14:48  
34 A Poison Tree 2:42
35 When you're feeling 0:49
36 Not even summer yet 1:47
37 The red cockatoo 0:42
38 Wild with passion 2:27
39 If thou wilt ease thine heart 1:50
40 Cradle Song 3:05
41 Birthday Song for Ewan 1:23
  from 'Fish in the unruffled lakes' 4:22      
42 The sun shines down 2:11
43 What's in your mind? 2:10
 Benjamin Hulett tenor
   
44  Song 1:00
 from 'Fish in the unfruffled lakes' 4:34  
45 Fish in the unruffled lakes 2:48
46 Underneath the abject willow 1:45
 Robin Tritschler tenor
   
47  O why did e'er my thoughts aspire 1:34
 Songs and Proverbs of William Blake 25:31  
48 Proverb I 1:09
49 London 2:31
50 Proverb II 0:32
51 The Chimney-sweeper 2:17
52 Proverb III 0:44
53 A Poison Tree 4:33
54 Proverb IV 0:47
55 The Tyger 1:53
56 Proverb V 0:54
57 The Fly 1:52
58 Proverb VI 1:27
59 Ah, Sun-flower 3:06
60 Proverb VII 0:59
61 Every Night and every Morn 2:40
 Benedict Nelson baritone
   
62  Dans les bois 1:46
 On this Island 14:01  
63 Let the florid music praise! 3:38
64 Now the leaves are falling fast 2:01
65 Seascape 2:25
66 Nocturne 4:11
67 As it is, plenty 1:42
 Elizabeth Atherton soprano
   
 Malcolm Martineau piano
  14-17 January and 30-31 October 2010