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A Century of English Song, Volume 3

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Gurney, Warlock, Quilter. Sarah Leonard, Jonathan Veira, Malcolm Martineau. This is the third in SOMM’s six-disc series – see SOMMCDs 213 & 214 for Vols. 1 & 2. The series reflects the growing interest in English Song and encapsulates its rich heritage. This CD has a strong and enjoyable mix of songs by Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock and Roger Quilter. The two main artists in this series are soprano Sarah Leonard and pianist Malcolm Martineau, with guest baritone Jonathan Veira providing extra colour and variety with his beguiling, rich baritone.

Ivor Gurney – Snow, I shall be ever maiden, I will go with my Father a-ploughing, On the Downs, etc
Peter Warlock – Roister Doister, Consider, Autumn Twighlight, etc
Peter WarlockLillygay: The Distracted Maid, Johnnie wi’the tye, The Shoemaker, etc
Roger Quilter – Dream Valley, Amaryllis at the Fountain, A Land of Silence, O, the month of May ,etc.

On This Recording

  1. A Third Volume of 10 Songs: A Third Volume of 10 Songs: No. 7. Snow
  2. 7 Sappho Songs: 7 Sappho Songs: No. 2. I Shall Be Ever Maiden
  3. I will go with my father a-ploughing
  4. 20 Songs, Vol. 1: 20 Songs, Vol. 1: No. 10. When Death to either shall come
  5. A Fourth Volume of 10 Songs: No. 6. On the Downs
  6. A Fourth Volume of 10 Songs: No. 8. Cradle Song
  7. A Third Volume of 10 Songs: A Third Volume of 10 Songs: No. 5. Ploughman Singing
  8. Sowing
  9. Peterisms: Peterisms, Set II: Roister Doister
  10. Consider
  11. Autumn Twilight
  12. Take, O take those lips away
  13. Captain Stratton’s Fancy
  14. Lillygay: No. 1. The Distracted Maid
  15. Lillygay: No. 2. Johnny wi’ the Tye
  16. Lillygay: No. 3. The Shoemaker
  17. Lillygay: No. 4. Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane
  18. Lillygay: No. 5. Rantum Tantum
  19. 3 Songs of William Blake: 3 Songs of William Blake, Op. 20: No. 1. Dream Valley
  20. 3 Songs: 3 Songs, Op. 15: No. 2. Amaryllis at the fountain
  21. Songs of Sorrow: Songs of Sorrow, Op. 10: No. 3. A land of silence
  22. 5 English Love Lyrics: 5 English Love Lyrics, Op. 24: No. 4. O, the month of May
  23. 6 Songs: No. 3. An Old Carol
  24. 6 Songs: No. 4. Arab Love Song
  25. 4 Songs: 4 Songs, Op. 14: No. 1. Autumn Evening
  26. 3 Songs: No. 2. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
  27. 3 Songs: No. 1. Love’s Philosophy