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ALWYN, W.: Mirages / 6 Nocturnes / Seascapes / Invocations (English Song, Vol. 17)

    
      

 

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ALWYN, W.: Mirages / 6 Nocturnes / Seascapes / Invocations (English Song, Vol. 17)

William Alwyn composed prolifically in virtually all genres, orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental. His major works for the voice were composed during the latter part of his career, between 1965 and 1980, and include four of the song-cycles recorded here. These are settings of poems by the composer himself, the Irish poet Louis MacNeice, and the composer’s good friend, Michael Armstrong, who lived for over 40 years in Jersey where he derived much inspiration from the sea and the surrounding landscape. Seven of the songs here receive their world première recording.


Alwyn, William
Alwyn, William, lyricist(s)

  Mirages
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. Undine 00:05:21
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. Aquarium 00:02:53
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Honeysuckle 00:03:22
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. Metronome 00:04:52
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. Paradise 00:01:33
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. Portrait in a Mirror 00:05:24

Alwyn, William
Armstrong, Michael, lyricist(s)

  6 Nocturnes
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. Everything is Now 00:02:39
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. Summer Rain 00:01:19
9.   Play with flash player No. 3. Visitation 00:03:13
10.   Play with flash player No. 4. Summer Night 00:01:56
11.   Play with flash player No. 5. Circle 00:02:12
12.   Play with flash player No. 6. Response 00:01:55

Alwyn, William
MacNeice, Louis, lyricist(s)

  Slum Song
13.   Play with flash player Slum Song 00:04:10

Alwyn, William
Armstrong, Michael, lyricist(s)

  Seascapes
14.   Play with flash player No. 1. Dawn at Sea 00:02:05
15.   Play with flash player No. 2. Sea - Mist 00:02:07
16.   Play with flash player No. 3. Song of the Drowned Man 00:02:15
17.   Play with flash player No. 4. Black Gulls 00:04:14
  Invocations
18.   Play with flash player No. 1. Through the Centuries 00:03:27
19.   Play with flash player No. 2. Holding the Night 00:02:19
20.   Play with flash player No. 3. Separation 00:03:48
21.   Play with flash player No. 4. Drought 00:03:28
22.   Play with flash player No. 5. Spring Rain 00:01:55
23.   Play with flash player No. 6. Invocation to the Queen of Moonlight 00:03:36
24.   Play with flash player No. 7. Our Magic Horse 00:02:03

Total Playing Time: 01:12:06






Composer(s):
Alwyn, William

Lyricist(s):
Alwyn, William; Armstrong, Michael; MacNeice, Louis

Artist(s):
Burnside, Iain; Thomas, Elin Manahan; Turner, John; Williams, Jeremy Huw

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570201

Barcode: 0747313020171

Release Date: 01/2008

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