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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.   Play with flash player No. 1. Birthday Song 00:02:04
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. My Early Walk 00:04:55
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. Wee Willie Gray 00:00:56
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. My Hoggie 00:02:15
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. Afton Water 00:03:28
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. The Winter 00:03:14
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. Leezie Lindsay 00:02:36

Britten, Benjamin
Soutar, William, lyricist(s)

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

Britten, Benjamin
MacNeice, Louis, lyricist(s)

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

Britten, Benjamin
Soutar, William, lyricist(s)

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

Britten, Benjamin
Burns, Robert, lyricist(s)
Matthews, Colin, arranger(s)

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

Release Date: 08/2011

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