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Britten: Folk Songs / A Birthday Hansel / Canticle V / Suite for harp etc
Britten: Folk Songs / A Birthday Hansel / Canticle V / Suite for harp etc (Decca 442 9448)
SKU: 12489
Price:
AU $13.59

  
Label: Decca Cat. No.: 442 9448 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2

While Pears's recording of Britten folk song arrangements with piano is well known, a beautiful recording he made of songs with harp, featuring Osian Ellis, is altogether rarer and exhumed here on CD for the first time. Ellis's Decca recording of the Suite for Harp also makes its first appearance, as does the Wilbye Consort's of Sacred and Profane and other Britten choral works to make up two very well-filled CDs.

A Decca Eloquence CD set.

Artists: Peter Pears (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp), Wilbye Consort.
Composers: Britten.
Tracks:
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)

CD 1

Folk Songs with Harp
(arranged by Benjamin Britten)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22  
The Ash Grove
Little Sir William
Come ye not from Newcastle?
will give my love an apple
The Last Rose of Summe
Early one morning
There's none to soothe
How sweet the answer
The Minstrel Boy
Oft in the stilly night
The Sally Gardens
Sweet Polly Oliver
O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song
The Plough Boy
The Foggy, Foggy Dew
The Sailor-boy
Master Kilby
The Soldier and the Sailor
Il est quelqu'un sur terre
La Belle est au jardin
Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse
Fileuse



23
24

Two Scottish Folk songs
(arranged by Benjamin Britten)
O can ye sew cushions?
Ca the yowes

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)

25

Gloriana
Second lute song (Act I Scene 2)

Sir Peter Pears (tenor)
Osian Ellis (harp)

CD 2

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

1

A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92
(original version)
Birthday Song
My Early Walk
Wee Willie
My Hoggie
Afton Water
The Winter
Leezie Lindsay

2

Canticle V: The Death of St. Narcissus, Op. 89 (T.S. Eliot)

Sir Peter Pears (tenor)
Osian Ellis (harp)

Suite for Harp, Op. 83
3
4
5
6
7
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
Overture
Toccata
Nocturne
Fugue
Hymn

Osian Ellis (harp)

Sacred and Profane - Eight Medieval Lyrics, Op. 91
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII 
St. Godric's Hymn
I Mon Waxe Wod
Lenten is come
The Long Night
Yif lc of Luve Can
Carol
Ye that Pasen By
A Death

16

17

18

19

A Wealden Trio - Christmas Song of the Women

Sweet was the Song

The Sycamore Tree

A Shepherd's Carol

The Wilbye Consort
Sir Peter Pears
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 12489
Label: Decca
Catalog #: 442 9448
Price: AU $13.59   
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