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Vocal Collection, page 34

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Remember Your Lovers - Songs by Tippett, Britten, Purcell & Pelham Humfrey

Remember Your Lovers  - Songs by Tippett, Britten, Purcell & Pelham Humfrey
ID: SIGCD066
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Sir Michael Tippett's great masterpieces - Boyhood's End and The Heart's Assurance - are coupled here with some of his editions of songs by Henry Purcell, and Benjamin Britten's companion piece to Boyhood's End - Canticle 1. Superbly performed by John Mark Ainsley and Iain Burnside, an added treat is the performance of Tippett and Bergman's edition of Pelham Humfrey's setting of John Donne's A Hymn to God the Father.

John Mark Ainsley is one of the world's leading tenors. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, and has appeared with the San Fransisco Opera, and as Der Daemon in the world premiere of Henze's L'Upupa.

Iain Burnside has performed with artists including Dame Margaret Price and Susan Chilcott. As a broadcaster he has recently won a Sony Radio Award.
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One Star - Carols for a new Millennium - The BBC Singers, dir. by S. Cleobury

One Star - Carols for a new Millennium - The BBC Singers, dir. by S. Cleobury
ID: SIGCD067
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

When an ensemble like the BBC Singers, renowned for its commitment to the music of our own time, sets out to record a Christmas CD you can be sure that the repertoire will include material rather different from the usual run of popular standards and arrangements!
One star at last includes eight new carols (six of them specially-commissioned by BBC Radio 3), several premiere recordings, and a selection of music - serious and light-hearted, contemplative and joyful - by some of the leading British, European and North American choral composers of the day.

Eleanor Bron - spoken vocals
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THE EXQUISITI HOUR - SARAH CONNOLLY

THE EXQUISITI HOUR - SARAH CONNOLLY
ID: SIGCD072
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Following Sarah Connolly's series of title roles at English National Opera, Glyndebourne and New York's Metropolitan Opera in 2005, this live recital was recorded at St. John's, Smith Square, London, having been premiered at Carnegie Hall earlier in the year.
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Moonstruck - Songs of FG Scott

Moonstruck - Songs of FG Scott
ID: SIGCD096
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Francis George Scott is a key figure in Scotland's musical history. Often referred to as Scotland's Hugo Wolf, his poetic settings draw on material from such writers as Robert Burns and Hugh McDiarmid to convey an extraordinary range of emotions and themes.
This new recording featuring masterful performances by Lisa Milne, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside helps to shed light on an often overlooked composer, whose work stems from both the spirit of his national identity and the tradition of the great European song composers.
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Songs From The Pleasure Gardens.

Songs From The Pleasure Gardens.
ID: SIGCD101
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

Philip Langridge is joined by a fine cast of musicians for this recording of songs from the Georgian era, centred around the rural paradises in and around London, the Pleasure Gardens.

Featuring works by some of the foremost composers of the day, this is a hugely entertaining and dramatic collection of songs where love, lust and lament are the main players. : William Boyce, William Jackson, William Croft, John Blow, John Eccles, Daniel Purcell, George Munro, Maurice Green, James Hook, Thomas Arne, Thomas Linley, Stephen Storace

Philip Langridge is one of the world’s most distinguished singers, whose musical and dramatic qualities ensure that he is in constant demand throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. In recognition of these qualities, he was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1994.
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Songs in Time of War - Alec Roth, Vikram Seth

Songs in Time of War - Alec Roth, Vikram Seth
ID: SIGCD124
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

The Chinese poet, Du Fu (712-770), received no recognition in his lifetime but is now regarded as one of China’s finest poets. His poems appear in Roth’s work, Songs in Time of War, a stunning compilation of songs from Du Fu’s experiences in civil war China, beautifully arranged for tenor, violin, harp and guitar.

Inspired by a visit to Vancouver’s Chinese garden (in authentic Ming Dynasty style), Roth sketched musical ideas for the four songs, Chinese Gardens. The original version has since been revised for Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski who perform for the first time on this recording.
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Britten Abroad - A collection of songs by Benjamin Britten set in Italian, Russian, French & German

Britten Abroad - A collection of songs by Benjamin Britten set in Italian, Russian, French & German
ID: SIGCD122
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Susan Gritton and Mark Padmore perform these songs with vigour, marvellously accompanied by Iain Burnside and do great justice to songs which many would regard as being the most distinctive and very finest examples of Britten’s art.

Britten’s extraordinary skill and fluency for setting his own native language has sometimes obscured the brilliance with which he embraced a wide range of foreign poetry throughout his career. In fact Britten left a series of exquisite settings, some of his very finest, in French, Italian, Latin, German, Russian, Scot dialect and Medieval English; and the role-call of poets attests to the diversity and sophistication of his literary tastes, including the work of Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine, Artur Rimbaud, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Friedrich Hölderlin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander Pushkin, Bertolt Brecht and William Soutar. The earliest of these works (written when Britten was just fourteen) was the Quatre chansons françaises, settings of Hugo and Verlaine for high voice and orchestra, written in the summer of 1928 for his parents’ twenty-seventh wedding anniversary. Les Illuminations followed a decade later; Latin settings were a constant throughout his career, for his many liturgical settings and notably in War Requiem and the Cantata misericordium; we find Scots dialect in his Souter settings, Who are these children? and his authentic response to the challenge of early English texts is demonstrated in his mystery-play settings, Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac and Noye’s Fludde, and profoundly so in one of his very last works, the choral setting of eight medieval English lyrics, Sacred and Profane. But Britten’s settings of Italian, Russian, French and German, performed here by Susan Gritton, Mark Padmore and Iain Burnside are certainly amongst the most distinctive and very finest examples of his art, each fashioned specifically for a much-loved and favoured artist.
© Dr John Evans, 05.12.07
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On Wenlock Edge - Andrew Kennedy, tenor - Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano - Dante Quartet

On Wenlock Edge - Andrew Kennedy, tenor - Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano - Dante Quartet
ID: SIGCD112
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Andrew Kennedy performs Vaughan Williams’ great and innovative work, On Wenlock Edge, nearly one hundred years after its premiere performance in 1909. Written for tenor, piano and string quartet Williams explored a chamber combination previously unexplored by other English composers.

Followed by Ludlow & Teme and Songs of Eternity & Sorrow Op.36 by Ivor Gurney & Ian Venables, this disc provides the listener with renditions from three great English composers ranging from the late nineteenth- century to the present day, performed beautifully by Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips & the Dante Quartet.
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SONGS OF INNCENCE - Andrew Swait, treble - James Bowman, counter tenor - Andrew Plant, piano

SONGS OF INNCENCE  - Andrew Swait, treble - James Bowman, counter tenor - Andrew Plant, piano
ID: SIGCD128
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

The initial impetus for Songs of Innocence came from Andrew Swait who was extremely keen to investigate repertoire rarely sung by a treble; indeed, several of the songs featured are world premiere recordings.

After rehearsals with Andrew Plant in the summer of 2007, Andrew Swait’s immense enthusiasm for Britten’s unpublished student works was soon evident and is as evident in this fresh recording a year on. A wonderful collaboration of English and American 20th century song.

A chorister of Cheltenham College and former chorister of the Abbey School Tewkesbury, Andrew Swait (b.1994) has already enjoyed an extremely successful solo career, performing as principal soloist on Light of the World (SIGCD068) in 2005 and appearing as a soloist with choirs around Britain and Europe.
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Vocal Recital: Emilia Dalby - The London Esterhazy Orchestra - Graham Dalby, conductor

Vocal Recital: Emilia Dalby - The London Esterhazy Orchestra - Graham Dalby, conductor
ID: SIGCD141
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Emilia Dalby is one of the most promising new talents of her generation, and in her short career has already performed before illustrious figures such as Princess Anne and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Aged 11 when this disc was recorded, Emilia is one of Signum Record’s youngest artists. Emilia made her debut singing Rule Britannia at The Sail for Gold Ball 2004 when she was just nine. Since then she has completed a full-time chorister post at Salisbury Cathedral, leaving in July 2008 with a music scholarship. During this period she has sung in Venice (San Marco), performing in many of the Great Cathedrals of Tuscany and a tour of Vienna and Salzburg.

The young soprano sings a selection of traditional folk tunes including The Last Rose of Summer and Steal Away, alongside Handel’s Laschia ch’io Pianga and IF by Michael Nyman, who proclaimed Emilia’s technique and sound as being “absolutely gorgeous”.
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