034571170442

Parry: Songs

Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67044

Release Date:  01 November 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571170442

Genres:  Classical  Vocal  

  • Description

    Parry's star seems at last to be in the ascendant. And not before time. Although respectably prolific, his style began to appear rather old-fashioned upon the appearance of Elgar early in the century, and this assessment has persisted until comparatively recently. Consequently a shamefully small proportion of his music has so far been recorded. But things are changing and Parry is being seen as more than just the composer of Jerusalem and I was glad. Last month saw our issue of the first recording of his oratorio Job. This month we present a CD's-worth of Parry's songs (30 of them), largely drawn from his 12 sets of English Lyrics written between about 1885 and 1920. The vast majority of them have never been recorded before. Stephen Varcoe's ardent championship of them here should do much to encourage other singers to add them to their repertoire.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Poet's Song - Three Songs Op 12 No. 1
      • 2. More fond that Cushat Dove - Three Songs Op 12 No. 2
      • 3. Music - Three Songs Op 12 No. 3
      • 4. Take, O take those lips away - English Lyric Set 2 No. 2
      • 5. No longer mourn for me - English Lyric Set 2 No. 3
      • 6. To Lucasta, on going to the wars - English Lyric Set 3 No. 1
      • 7. If thou would'st ease thine heart - English Lyric Set 3 No. 2
      • 8. To Althea, from prison - English Lyric Set 3 No. 3
      • 9. Why so pale and wan? - English Lyric Set 3 No. 4
      • 10. Through the Ivory Gate - English Lyric Set 3 No. 5
      • 11. Thine eyes still shined for me - English Lyric Set 4 No. 1
      • 12. Weep you no more, sad fountains - English Lyric Set 4 No. 4
      • 13. Proud Maise - English Lyric Set 5 No. 2
      • 14. Lay a garland on my hearse - English Lyric Set 5 No. 4
      • 15. When comes my Gwen - English Lyric Set 6 No. 1
      • 16. Love is a bable - English Lyric Set 6 No. 3
      • 17. And yet I love her till I die - English Lyric Set 6 No. 2
      • 18. Under the greenwood tree - English Lyric Set 6 No. 6
      • 19. On a time the amorous Silvy - English Lyric Set 7 No. 1
      • 20. O never say that I was false of heart - English Lyric Set 7 No. 4
      • 21. Ye little birds that sit and sing - English Lyric Set 7 No. 3
      • 22. Sleep - English Lyric Set 7 No. 6
      • 23. Julia - English Lyric Set 7 No. 5
      • 24. Nightfall in winter - English Lyric Set 8 No. 2
      • 25. Dirge in woods - English Lyric Set 8 No. 4
      • 26. The spirit of the Spring - English Lyric Set 9 No. 3
      • 27. What past of dread eternity - English Lyric Set 9 No. 2
      • 28. Tha Blackbird - English Lyric Set 9 No. 4
      • 29. She is my love beyond all thought - English Lyric Set 9 No. 8
      • 30. The Faithful Lover - English Lyric Set 9 No. 5