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English composers of the 20th century have made some of finest contributions to the song literature. Our English Song Series is an ongoing survey of the best of these works performed by the leading interpreters of our day. The newest addition to the series features songs by William Alwyn, including world premieres of two songs: “Nocturnes” and “Slum Songs.”

ALWYN: Seascapes: Invocations
BRITTEN: 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo / Holy Sonnets of J. Donne / Winter Words (English Song, Vol. 7)
BRITTEN: Canticles Nos. 1-5 / The Heart of the Matter (English Song, Vol. 9)
BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements (English Song, Vol. 10)
BRITTEN: Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 2 (English Song, Vol. 13)
FINZI: Earth and Air and Rain / To a Poet / By Footpath and Stile (English Song, Vol. 15)
FINZI: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer (English Song, Vol. 12)
FINZI: Young Man's Exhortation (A) / Till Earth Outwears / Oh Fair to See (English Song, Vol. 16)
HOLST: Vedic Hymns / Four Songs, Op. 35 / Humbert Wolfe Settings (English Song, Vol. 6)

LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)
QUILTER: Folk-Song Arrangements / Part-Songs for Women's Voices (Complete) (English Song, Vol. 11)
QUILTER: Songs (English Song, Vol. 5)
SOMERVELL: Shropshire Lad (The) / James Lee's Wife / Songs of Innocence (English Song, Vol. 2)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: On Wenlock Edge / Five Mystical Songs (English Song, Vol. 3)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel / The House of Life (English Song, Vol. 14)
WALTON: Anon in Love / Facade Settings / A Song for the Lord (English Song, Vol. 1)
WARLOCK: Curlew (The) / Lillygay / Peterisms / Saudades (English Song, Vol. 4)


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