034571169385

Curlew/capriol/serenade

P. Warlock

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Cat No: CDA66938

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Release Date:  01 October 1997

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169385

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    Peter Warlock's posthumous reputation rests largely on his work as a prolific writer of songs. Here we have John Mark Ainsley singing not only nine songs for tenor and string quartet but also The Curlew, Warlock's wonderful cycle setting poems by W B Yeats with accompaniment from a small orchestra. The work opens with a plaintive cry of the curlew from the cor anglais, and birdsong remains a feature throughout. Two of the composer's three orchestral works are also recorded: the famous Capriol (here in its second version, that for string orchestra) and the less well known Serenade. The former is essentially a collection of sixteenth-century dance tunes but these are often highly embellished and dressed up in twentieth-century orchestration. (The name 'Capriol' comes from a treatise on dance written in 1588 by a canon at the cathedral of Langres.) The Serenade is a beautiful miniature; it is dedicated to Delius and shows many influences from the older composer while adhering to Warlock's own desire for organization and close-knit cohesion.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Basse Danse
      • 2. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Pavane
      • 3. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Tordion
      • 4. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Bransle
      • 5. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Pieds-en-l-air
      • 6. Capriol Suite for string orchestra: Mattachins
      • 7. Songs for tenor and string quartet: Sleep
      • 8. Songs for tenor and string quartet: A Sad Song
      • 9. Songs for tenor and string quartet: The Fairest May
      • 10. Songs for tenor and string quartet: My Lady is a pretty one
      • 11. Songs for tenor and string quartet: My little sweet darling
      • 12. Songs for tenor and string quartet: Mourn no moe
      • 13. Songs for tenor and string quartet: Take
      • 14. O take those lips away
      • 15. Songs for tenor and string quartet: My gostly fader
      • 16. Songs for tenor and string quartet: Chopcherry
      • 17. Serenade
      • 18. The Curlew
      • 19. The Curlew: Pale Brows
      • 20. still hands
      • 21. The Curlew: I cried when the moon
      • . The Curlew: Interlude