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BRITTEN, B.: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake / Tit for Tat / Folk Song Arrangements (English Song, Vol. 22) (R. Williams, Burnside)

    
      

 






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BRITTEN, B.: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake / Tit for Tat / Folk Song Arrangements (English Song, Vol. 22) (R. Williams, Burnside)

Britten wrote his Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op 74 for the German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in 1965. The singer admired the ‘concentration and enigmatic smile’ of the settings, and Britten constructed, through alternation of proverbs with songs, and an intense contemplation on the human and the eternal, one of his greatest song cycles. By contrast Tit for Tat sees Britten revisiting youthful, light-spirited settings of the poet Walter de la Mare. The folk-song arrangements are amongst his most famous, and beloved.


Britten, Benjamin
Blake, William, lyricist(s)

  Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Op. 74
1.   Play with flash player I. Proverb I: The pride of the peacock 00:01:19
2.   Play with flash player II. London 00:02:22
3.   Play with flash player III. Proverb II: Prisons are built 00:00:38
4.   Play with flash player IV. The Chimney - Sweeper 00:02:18
5.   Play with flash player V. Proverb III: The bird a nest 00:00:49
6.   Play with flash player VI. A Poison Tree 00:04:34
7.   Play with flash player VII. Proverb IV: Think in the morning 00:00:45
8.   Play with flash player VIII. The Tyger 00:01:55
9.   Play with flash player IX. Proverb V: The tygers of wrath 00:00:50
10.   Play with flash player X. The Fly 00:01:55
11.   Play with flash player XI. Proverb VI: The hours of folly 00:01:40
12.   Play with flash player XII. Ah! Sun - flower! 00:03:11
13.   Play with flash player XIII. Proverb VII: To see a World 00:00:48
14.   Play with flash player XIV. Every Night and Every Morn 00:02:57

Britten, Benjamin
De la Mare, Walter, lyricist(s)

  Tit for Tat
15.   Play with flash player No. 1. A Song of enchantment 00:02:32
16.   Play with flash player No. 2. Autumn 00:01:17
17.   Play with flash player No. 3. Silver 00:01:32
18.   Play with flash player No. 4. Vigil 00:01:35
19.   Play with flash player No. 5. Tit for Tat 00:01:39

Britten, Benjamin
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles" (excerpts)
20.   Play with flash player No. 1. The Plough Boy 00:01:43
21.   Play with flash player No. 5. The Foggy, Foggy Dew 00:02:02
  Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements: No. 1. Tom Bowling
22.   Play with flash player Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements: No. 1. Tom Bowling 00:04:27
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles": No. 6. O Waly, Waly
23.   Play with flash player Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles": No. 6. O Waly, Waly 00:03:17
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles" (excerpts)
24.   Play with flash player No. 7. Oliver Cromwell 00:00:43
25.   Play with flash player No. 6. The Ash Grove 00:02:23
26.   Play with flash player No. 1. The Salley Gardens 00:02:28
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles": No. 2. There's none to soothe
27.   Play with flash player Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles": No. 2. There's none to soothe 00:01:39
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles": No. 2. Little Sir William
28.   Play with flash player Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles": No. 2. Little Sir William 00:02:43
  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 5, "British Isles": No. 5. Ca' the yowes
29.   Play with flash player Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 5, "British Isles": No. 5. Ca' the yowes 00:04:10

Total Playing Time: 01:00:11






Composer(s):
Britten, Benjamin

Lyricist(s):
Blake, William; De la Mare, Walter; Traditional

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

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572600

Barcode: 747313260072

Release Date: 05/2012

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