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IRELAND: 5 Poems / We'll to the Woods No More / Sea Fever / Santa Chiara (English Song, Vol. 18)


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IRELAND: 5 Poems / We'll to the Woods No More / Sea Fever / Santa Chiara (English Song, Vol. 18)

Although John Ireland is best remembered for his orchestral works, his 91 songs convey a peculiarly English quality of emotion expressed through reserve. The many gems on this recording include the bitter-sweet Sea Fever (1913), with its yearning strophic melody sailing on an accompaniment that is varied with each verse, the dark, fatalistic Three Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy and the heart-rending Her Song, one of Ireland’s most beautiful. Ireland’s failure to find love is perhaps best expressed in the bleak cycle Two Poems of A.E. Housman.

Ireland, John
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Great Things
1.   Great Things 00:02:20
  3 Songs
2.   No. 1. Summer Schemes 00:02:07
3.   No. 2. Her Song 00:02:17
4.   No. 3. Weathers 00:02:07

Ireland, John
Masefield, John, lyricist(s)

  Sea Fever
5.   Sea Fever 00:02:35
  The Bells of San Marie
6.   The Bells of San Marie 00:02:21
  The Vagabond
7.   The Vagabond 00:02:03

Ireland, John
Symons, Arthur, lyricist(s)

  Santa Chiara
8.   Santa Chiara 00:02:25

Ireland, John
Symons, Arthur / Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, lyricist(s)

  2 Songs
9.   No. 1. Tryst (In Fountain Court) 00:04:05
10.   No. 2. During Music 00:02:16

Ireland, John
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel / Dowson, Ernest, lyricist(s)

11.   I. Youth's Spring - Tribute 00:03:54
12.   II. Penumbra 00:04:10
13.   III. Spleen 00:03:03

Ireland, John

  I Have Twelve Oxen
14.   I Have Twelve Oxen 00:02:01

Ireland, John
Housman, A.E., lyricist(s)

  We'll to the Woods No More
15.   I. We'll to the Woods No More 00:02:44
16.   II. In Boyhood 00:01:31
17.   III. Spring will not wait 00:03:11

Ireland, John
Hardy, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  5 Poems
18.   No. 1. Beckon to me to come 00:01:44
19.   No. 2. In my sage moments 00:02:48
20.   No. 3. It was what you bore with you, Woman 00:01:18
21.   No. 4. The tragedy of that moment 00:01:54
22.   No. 5. Dear, think not that they will forget you 00:02:16

Ireland, John
Cooper, Eric Thirkell, lyricist(s)

  2 Songs: No. 2. The Cost
23.   2 Songs: No. 2. The Cost 00:01:47

Ireland, John
Rossetti, Christina, lyricist(s)

  When I am Dead, my Dearest
24.   When I am Dead, my Dearest 00:01:50

Ireland, John
Meynell, Alice / Warner, Sylvia Townsend / Yeats, William Butler, lyricist(s)

  Songs Sacred and Profane: No. 4. The Salley Gardens
25.   Songs Sacred and Profane: No. 4. The Salley Gardens 00:02:10

Ireland, John
Joyce, James, lyricist(s)

  Tutto e sciolto
26.   Tutto e sciolto 00:01:53

Ireland, John
Bye, Frederick, arranger(s)

  If There Were Dreams to Sell
27.   If There Were Dreams to Sell 00:02:33

Total Playing Time: 01:05:23

Ireland, John

Cooper, Eric Thirkell; Dowson, Ernest; Hardy, Thomas; Housman, A.E.; Joyce, James; Masefield, John; Meynell, Alice; Rossetti, Christina; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Symons, Arthur; Warner, Sylvia Townsend; Yeats, William Butler

Bye, Frederick

Burnside, Iain; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570467

Barcode: 0747313046775

Physical Release: 05/2008

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