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BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 2 (English Song, Vol. 13)


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BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 2 (English Song, Vol. 13)

Benjamin Britten was throughout his life drawn to folk-song, possessing a special gift for wordsetting and vocal writing. This second disc of the complete folk song arrangements focuses on the orchestral versions and the volumes for guitar and harp. This release and its companion (Naxos 8.557220-21), both previously available on Collins Classics, present all the known folksongs and include ten world première recordings of arrangements published as recently as 2001.

Britten, Benjamin
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  8 Folk Song Arrangements
1.   Lord! I married me a wife 00:01:16
2.   She's like the swallow 00:02:43
3.   Lemady 00:01:26
4.   Bonny at morn 00:03:16
5.   Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 00:02:20
6.   Dafydd y Garreg Wen 00:03:04
7.   The False Knight upon the Road 00:03:40
8.   Bird Scarer's Song 00:00:56
  The Holly and the Ivy
9.   The Holly and the Ivy 00:03:18
  King Herod and the Cock
10.   King Herod and the Cock 00:02:05

Britten, Benjamin

  The Twelve Apostles
11.   The Twelve Apostles 00:06:10

Britten, Benjamin
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  The Bitter Withy
12.   The Bitter Withy 00:05:08
  Le roi s’en va-t’en chasses
13.   Le roi s’en va - t’en chasses 00:02:13
14.   Fileuse 00:01:38
15.   Eho! Eho! 00:01:49
16.   La belle est un jardin d’amour 00:02:29
17.   Quand j’etais chez mon pere 00:01:52
  The Salley Gardens (for orchestra and voice)
18.   The Salley Gardens (for orchestra and voice) 00:02:49
19.   Little Sir William 00:02:52
  The Bonny Earl o’ Moray
20.   The Bonny Earl o’ Moray 00:02:38
21.   O can ye sew cushions 00:02:14
22.   Oliver Cromwell 00:00:40
  The Plough Boy
23.   The Plough Boy 00:01:58
24.   O Waly, Waly 00:03:22
25.   Come you not from Newcastle 00:01:11
  The Salley Gardens (for strings, bassoon and voice)
26.   The Salley Gardens (for strings, bassoon and voice) 00:02:43

Total Playing Time: 01:05:50

Britten, Benjamin


Barnett, Christopher; Bedford, Steuart; Joly, Simon

Northern Sinfonia

BBC Singers; Wenhaston Boys Choir

Allen, Thomas; Ellis, Osian; Feaviour, Margaret; Harris, Judith; Kirk, Vernon; Langridge, Philip; Norris, David Owen; Titus, Graham

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557222

Barcode: 747313222223

Physical Release: 07/2005

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