JAMES LYNAM MOLLOY (1837-1909): Love's old sweet song, MAUD WHITE (1855-1937): So we'll go no more a-roving, The Devout Lover, The Spring has come, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Speak, music, Op. 41/2, Pleading, Op. 48/1, LIZA LEHMANN (1862-1918): Ah, moon of my delight, Love, if you knew the light, Pa's Bank, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Silent noon from The House of Life, GRAHAM PEEL (1877-1937): Almond, wild almond, The early morning from The Country Lover, ROGER QUILTER (1877-1953): There be none of Beauty's daughters, Op. 24/1, Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op. 3/2, Love's Philosophy, Op. 3/1, PERCY GRAINGER (1882-1961): The power of love, CECIL ARMSTRONG GIBBS (1889-1960): Hypochondriacus, A Song of Shadows, Op. 15/3, PETER WARLOCK (1894-1930): Take, O take those lips away, The night, Queen Anne, E.J. MOERAN (1894-1950): In youth is pleasure, IVOR GURNEY (1879-1937): Goodnight to the meadow, The boat is chafing, GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934): Journey's End, Op. 48/9, Betelgeuse, Op. 48/15.
Catalogue Number: 02N090
Reference: CDA 67888
Description: Avoiding the most famous composers but including some fairly well-known songs among mostly rather unknown ones, mezzo Coote and pianist Johnson planned a chronological English songbook, dating from the beginning of the 1880s and ending at the end of the 1920s. The title of the disc is its theme - "The Power of Love" - but love of music and of nature as well as romantic love. Texts included. Alice Coote (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano).