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Finzi Singers
Moeran / Warlock

Song NameComposer
Songs of Springtime:E.J. Moeran
Under the Greenwood TreeE.J. Moeran
The River-God's SongE.J. Moeran
Sping, the Sweet SpringE.J. Moeran
Love is a SicknessE.J. Moeran
Sigh no more, LadiesE.J. Moeran
Good WineE.J. Moeran
To DaffodilsE.J. Moeran
Phyllida and Corydon:E.J. Moeran
Madrigal - Phyllida and CorydonE.J. Moeran
Madrigal - Beauty sat bathing by a springE.J. Moeran
Pastoral - On a hill there grows a flowerE.J. Moeran
Air - Phyllis inamorataE.J. Moeran
Ballet - Said I that AmaryllisE.J. Moeran
Canzonet - The treasure of my heartE.J. Moeran
Air - While she lies sleepingE.J. Moeran
Pastoral - Corydon, ariseE.J. Moeran
Madrigal - To meadowsE.J. Moeran
A Cornish CarolPeter Warlock
I saw a fair maidenPeter Warlock
Benadicamus DominoPeter Warlock
The Full HeartPeter Warlock
The Rich CavalcadePeter Warlock
Corpus ChristiPeter Warlock
All the Flowers of the SpringPeter Warlock
As Dew in ApryllePeter Warlock
Bethlehem DownPeter Warlock
A Cornish Christmal CarolPeter Warlock

Directed by Paul Spicer

Given performances as openly sincere and sensitive as these, few could remain unmoved. Bethlehem Down with its haunting, desolate air is the best-known work here but it only hints at the emotional intensity of such wonderful carols as The full heart with its exotic harmonies and complex part-writing and the ravishingly beautiful Corpus Christi. The relationship between Warlock and Moeran can be overworked: musically the connections seem largely superficial. Not for Moeran the pained utterances of a twisted soul, but in these two matchless madrigal suites there is an indefinable Englishness-the result of a deep awareness of tradition and love of the countryside. Again the innate musicality of the Finzi Singers pays handsome dividends; these warm-toned, richly expressive voices (not least Andrea Gray and Andrew Carwood, magnificent soloists in Warlock's Corpus Christi) seem to capture the very essence of this uniquely lovely music.

Item code: 6873C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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