British SongsJAMES LYNAM MOLLOY (1837-1909): Love's old sweet song, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Pleading, In Moonlight, Speak Music!, ROGER QUILTER (1877-1953): 7 Elizabethan Lyrics, Op. 12, Love's Philosophy, FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941): Thy hand in mine, Where she lies asleep, Love went a-riding, HAYDN WOOD (1882-1959): Roses of Picardy, Brown bird singing, ERIC COATES (1886-1957): Bird songs at eventide, I heard you singing, WILLIAM DENIS BROWNE (1888-1915): To Gratiana dancing & singing, ALAN MURRAY (1890-1952): I'll walk beside you, IVOR GURNEY (1890-1937): Severn Meadows, By a bier side, IVOR NOVELLO (1893-1951): We'll gather lilacs, My life belongs to you, BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Last rose of summer.
Catalogue Number: 03Q083
Label: Champs Hill
Description: This 78-minute recital is based on Victorian and Edwardian songs notable for their old-fashioned sentimentality, whether or not they were written by composers in or affected by the Great War. Excellent notes add to the purely musical enjoyment. Texts included. Kathryn Rudge (soprano), James Ballieu (piano).