RONALD CORP (b.1951): Flower of cities, Sleep, The owl and the pussycat, 4 songs from Cornucopia, Break, break, break, Give to my eyes, Lord, The music of Housman, The bath, Toward the unknown region, The music of Whitman.
Catalogue Number: 09N073
Label: Stone Records
Description: n eclectic choice of texts, from Byron and Wordsworth to Whitman and Housman (with The Bath coming from a collection called Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes), with the Whitman settings found to be the most striking by Edward Greenfield in the Feb. 2011 "Gramophone", most of which are in a "conservative idiom [which] suggests music that could have been written in the 1930s". Should appeal to collectors of English song. Texts included. Mark Stone (baritone), Simon Lepper (piano).