ComposerBenjamin Britten/William Walton/Tippett
ArtistSarah Leonard/Malcolm Martineau
LabelSOMM (SOMM CD213)
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Picture of A Century of English Song, Volume 1, performed by Sarah Leonard, soprano, Malcom Martineau, piano
Sarah Leonard Soprano, Malcom Martineau Piano. WALTON - Daphne, Through gilded trellises, Old Sir Faulk BRITTEN - The birds, Fish in the unruffled lakes, On This Island TIPPETT - The Heart's Assurance L. BERKELEY - Five Poems R. RODNEY BENNETT - A Garland for Marjory Fleming.

A Century Of English Song, Volume 1 Walton, Britten, Tippett, and others. Sarah Leonard, Malcolm Martineau. This is closely linked to the next CD in the catalogue, A Century of English Song, Volume 2, and is the first of a major new series of albums devoted to English songs of the last 100 years. The performances are infused with love and genuine artistry, and are recorded very well. Strongly recommended. "O the pleasure of discovering these songs in performances as good as these" - The Gramophone.

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Tracks on this CD

Walton Three Songs
2.Through Glided Trellises
3.Old Sir Faulk
Britten The Birds
4.The birds
Britten Fish in the unruffled lakes
5.Fish in the unruffled lakes
Britten On This Island
6.Let the Florid music praise!
7.Now the leaves are falling fast
10.As it is, plenty
Tippett The Heart's Assurance
12.The Heart's Assurance
14.The Dancer
15.Remember Your Lovers
L. Berkeley Five Poems
17.O lurcher-loving collier
18.What's in your mind
19.Eyes look into the well
20.Carry her over the water
R.R. Bennett A Garland for Marjory Fleming
21.In Isas Bed
22.A Melancholy Lay
23.On Jessy Watsons Elopment
24.Sweet Isabell
25.Sonnet on a Monkey

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