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Choral Music - VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. / FINZI, G. / GURNEY, I. (Flowers of the Field) (City of London Choir, London Mozart Players, Wetton)

    




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Choral Music - VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. / FINZI, G. / GURNEY, I. (Flowers of the Field) (City of London Choir, London Mozart Players, Wetton)

These composers were all affected by the carnage of World War I, and their elegiac music expresses regret and lost innocence, love won and lost, sacrifice and death. George Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad, conceived as an epilogue to his Housman song cycles, encapsulates the poet’s sense of life’s transience. Ivor Gurney was both shot and gassed in 1917, and The Trumpet pleads with mankind to set aside the folly of war. Heard here in a new completion, Gerald Finzi’s Requiem da Camera mourns the death of his mentor Ernest Farrar and those of other fallen artists, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s An Oxford Elegy recalls lost friends with an intense and magical nostalgia.


Butterworth, George

  A Shropshire Lad
1.   A Shropshire Lad 00:10:22

Finzi, Gerald
Masefield, John / Hardy, Thomas / Gibson, Wilfred, lyricist(s)
Alexander, Christian, arranger(s)

  Requiem da Camera (completed and edited by C. Alexander)
2.   I. Prelude 00:05:20
3.   II. How still this quiet cornfield is to - night 00:09:14
4.   III. Only a man harrowing clods 00:03:37
5.   IV. We who are left 00:04:18

Gurney, Ivor
Thomas, Edward, lyricist(s)
Lancaster, Philip, arranger(s)

  The Trumpet (edited and orchestrated by P. Lancaster)
6.   The Trumpet (edited and orchestrated by P. Lancaster) 00:05:45

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Arnold, Matthew, lyricist(s)

  An Oxford Elegy
7.   An Oxford Elegy 00:22:01

Total Playing Time: 01:00:37






Composer(s):
Butterworth, George; Finzi, Gerald; Gurney, Ivor; Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Lyricist(s):
Arnold, Matthew; Gibson, Wilfred; Hardy, Thomas; Masefield, John; Thomas, Edward

Arranger(s):
Alexander, Christian; Lancaster, Philip

Conductor(s):
Wetton, Hilary Davan

Orchestra(s):
London Mozart Players

Choir(s):
City of London Choir

Artist(s):
Bagnall, David; Harbinson, Natasha; Irons, Jeremy; Tidbury, Emily; Williams, Roderick

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573426

Barcode: 747313342679

Physical Release: 11/2014

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