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BUTTERWORTH, G.: Songs from A Shropshire Lad / Folk Songs from Sussex (English Song, Vol. 20) (Williams, Burnside)

    
      

 




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BUTTERWORTH, G.: Songs from A Shropshire Lad / Folk Songs from Sussex (English Song, Vol. 20) (Williams, Burnside)

One of England’s most distinctive composers, George Butterworth belonged to the generation of young men decimated in the Great War of 1914–1918. His sensitive and melancholic settings of poems from A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, with their subject matter of the futility and arbitrariness of war, are small-scale masterpieces. Of particular note are the Loveliest of Trees, describing the passing of the seasons, and the ghostly and elegiac Is my team ploughing? The Folk Songs from Sussex and settings of poems by R.L. Stevenson, Shelley and Wilde, whose subject matter revolves around flirtation, love, courtship, marriage and desertion, are no less notable for their attention to detail, linguistic nuance and delicate, economical piano writing.


Butterworth, George
Housman, A.E., lyricist(s)

  6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. Loveliest of trees 00:02:34
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. When I was one - and - twenty 00:01:17
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Look not in my eyes 00:02:01
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. Think no more, lad 00:01:18
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. The lads in their hundreds 00:02:12
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. Is my team ploughing 00:03:21

Butterworth, George
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  11 Folk Songs from Sussex: Nos. 7-11
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. A brisk young sailor courted me 00:01:48
8.   Play with flash player No. 8. Seventeen come Sunday 00:01:40
9.   Play with flash player No. 9. Roving in the dew 00:01:31
10.   Play with flash player No. 10. The true lover's farewell 00:01:50
11.   Play with flash player No. 11. Tarry trousers 00:01:01

Butterworth, George
Housman, A.E., lyricist(s)

  Bredon Hill and Other Songs
12.   Play with flash player No. 1. Bredon Hill 00:04:43
13.   Play with flash player No. 2. O Fair enough are sky and plain 00:02:37
14.   Play with flash player No. 3. When the lad for the longing sighs 00:01:40
15.   Play with flash player No. 4. On the idle hill of summer 00:03:33
16.   Play with flash player No. 5. With rue my heart is laden 00:01:38

Butterworth, George
Stevenson, Robert Louis, lyricist(s)

  I Will Make You Brooches
17.   Play with flash player I Will Make You Brooches 00:02:11

Butterworth, George
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, lyricist(s)

  I Fear Thy Kisses
18.   Play with flash player I Fear Thy Kisses 00:01:50

Butterworth, George
Wilde, Oscar, lyricist(s)

  Requiescat
19.   Play with flash player Requiescat 00:02:52

Butterworth, George
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  11 Folk Songs from Sussex: Nos. 1-6
20.   Play with flash player No. 1. Yonder stands a lovely creature 00:01:23
21.   Play with flash player No. 2. A blacksmith courted me 00:02:06
22.   Play with flash player No. 3. Sowing the seeds of love 00:01:41
23.   Play with flash player No. 4. A lawyer he went out one day 00:01:28
24.   Play with flash player No. 5. Come my own one 00:01:34
25.   Play with flash player No. 6. The cuckoo 00:02:16

Total Playing Time: 00:52:05






Composer(s):
Butterworth, George

Lyricist(s):
Housman, A.E.; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Traditional; Wilde, Oscar

Artist(s):
Burnside, Iain; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572426

Barcode: 747313242672

Release Date: 07/2010

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