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BRITTEN, B.: Scottish Songs (Complete) - A Birthday Hansel / Who are these Children? / 4 Burns Songs (Wilde, Wakeford, Norris)

    

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BRITTEN, B.: Scottish Songs (Complete) - A Birthday Hansel / Who are these Children? / 4 Burns Songs (Wilde, Wakeford, Norris)

Steeped in an atmosphere of ancient Scottish musical tradition, Benjamin Britten’s setting of texts by Robert Burns in A Birthday Hansel was his final song-cycle. Who are these children? is another late cycle to poems by William Soutar, combining darkly dramatic musical depictions of wartime life with protest songs which hark back to the composer’s youth. Acclaimed Scottish tenor Mark Wilde’s sensitivities embrace both the vibrantly dramatic and “gently mellifluous” (Manchester Evening News) qualities in this deeply expressive repertoire.


Britten, Benjamin
Burns, Robert, lyricist(s)

  A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92
1.   No. 1. Birthday Song 00:02:04
2.   No. 2. My Early Walk 00:04:55
3.   No. 3. Wee Willie Gray 00:00:56
4.   No. 4. My Hoggie 00:02:15
5.   No. 5. Afton Water 00:03:28
6.   No. 6. The Winter 00:03:14
7.   No. 7. Leezie Lindsay 00:02:36

Britten, Benjamin
Soutar, William, lyricist(s)

  Who are these Children, Op. 84
8.   No. 1. A Riddle (The Earth) 00:01:09
9.   No. 2. A Laddie's Sang 00:00:59
10.   No. 3. Nightmare 00:02:26
11.   No. 4. Black Day 00:00:46
12.   No. 5. Bed - time 00:01:17
13.   No. 6. Slaughter 00:01:33
14.   No. 7. A Riddle (The Child You Were) 00:01:07
15.   No. 8. The Lark Lad 00:00:34
16.   No. 9. Who are these Children 00:02:21
17.   No. 10. Supper 00:01:42
18.   No. 11. The Children 00:04:44
19.   No. 12. The Auld Aik 00:02:15

Britten, Benjamin
MacNeice, Louis, lyricist(s)

  Cradle Song, "Sleep, my darling, sleep"
20.   Cradle Song, "Sleep, my darling, sleep" 00:03:16

Britten, Benjamin
Burns, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Beware!: No. 2. O that I had ne'er been married
21.   Beware!: No. 2. O that I had ne'er been married 00:01:27

Britten, Benjamin
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 5, "British Isles": No. 5. Ca' the yowes
22.   Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 5, "British Isles": No. 5. Ca' the yowes 00:05:02
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles" (excerpts)
23.   No. 2. There's none to soothe 00:01:49
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles" (excerpts)
24.   No. 4. O can ye sew cushions 00:02:21
25.   No. 3. The Bonny Earl o' Moray 00:03:14
  8 Folk Song Arrangements: No. 4. Bonny at morn
26.   8 Folk Song Arrangements: No. 4. Bonny at morn 00:04:03
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles" (excerpts)
27.   No. 7. Come you not from Newcastle 00:01:19

Britten, Benjamin
Soutar, William, lyricist(s)

  Dawtie's Devotion
28.   Dawtie's Devotion 00:01:12
  The Gully
29.   The Gully 00:00:56
  Tradition
30.   Tradition 00:00:52

Britten, Benjamin
Matthews, Colin, arranger(s)

  4 Burns Songs (arr. C. Matthews for voice and piano)
31.   No. 1. Afton Water 00:03:02
32.   No. 2. Wee Willie 00:00:58
33.   No. 3. The Winter 00:02:55
34.   No. 4. My Hoggie 00:01:55

Total Playing Time: 01:14:42






Composer(s):
Britten, Benjamin

Lyricist(s):
Burns, Robert; MacNeice, Louis; Soutar, William; Traditional

Arranger(s):
Matthews, Colin

Artist(s):
Norris, David Owen; Wakeford, Lucy; Wilde, Mark

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572706

Barcode: 747313270675

Physical Release: 08/2011

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