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Heritage Vocal

English Song

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, Julian Bream

HTGCD224 – 5013993888598

Peter Pears’ voice was undoubtedly one of the finest and most distinctive of the twentieth century and here he collaborates with Julian Bream and Benjamin Britten in performances of English song. Repertoire includes works by Ford, Morley, Rosseter, Dowland, Pilkington, Campian, Bridge, Butterworth, Ireland, Moeran, Warlock, Holst, Berkeley, Oldham and Britten.

79 minutes

Track Listing
  1. Ford – Fair, sweet, cruel
  2. Rosseter – When Laura Smiles
  3. Dowland – I saw my lady weep
  4. Morley – It was a lover and his lass
  5. Dowland – Awake, sweet love
  6. Rosseter – What then is love but mourning
  7. Morley – Mistress mine, well may you fare
  8. Dowland – Fine knacks for ladies
  9. Rosseter – Sweet come again
  10. Morley – Thyrsis and Milla
  11. Dowland – Sorrow stay
  12. Ford – Come Phyllis come
  13. Morley – I saw my lady weeping
  14. Pilkington – Rest, sweet nymphs
  15. Morley – What if my mistress now
  16. Campian – Come let us sound with melody
  17. Anon. – Misere, my maker
  18. Rosseter – What is a day?
  19. Campian – Fair if you expect admiring
  20. Campian – Shall I come sweet love?
  21. Dowland – If my complaints
  22. Dowland – What if I never speed
  23.  
    Julian Bream (lute)
     

  24. Bridge – Go not, happy day (Tennyson)
  25. Butterworth – Is my team ploughing? (Housman)
  26. Ireland – I have twelve oxon (anon.)
  27. Moeran – In youth is pleasure (Wever)
  28. Warlock – Yarmouth Fair (anon.)
  29. Holst – Persephone (Humbert Wolfe)
  30. Berkeley – How love came in (Herrick)
  31. Britten – Let the florid music praise! (Auden)
  32.  
    Oldham – Three Chinese lyrics
     

  33. Herd Boy’s Song
  34. Fishing
  35. Pedlar of Spells
  36.  

  37. Bridge – Love went a-riding (Mary Coleridge)

 
Benjamin Britten (piano)
 
Tracks 1-7 first published in 1956
Tracks 8-22 first published in 1960
Tracks 23-34 first published in 1956