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Settings of A. E. Housman's poetry, sung by Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Sprague (tenor) and Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), accompanied by Iain Burnside (piano), interspersed with readings of AE Housman letters by the actor Philip Franks. Recorded at Ludlow English Song Weekend.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Music Played

  • Arthur Somervell

    A Shropshire Lad: Loveliest of Trees

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Marcus Farnsworth.
  • E.J. Moeran

    Far in a Western Brookland

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Anna Huntley.
  • Benjamin Burrows

    From Far, From Eve and Morning

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Marcus Farnsworth. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm.
  • Jane Hamilton

    Bredon Hill

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Benjamin Burrows

    The Half-Moon Westers Low

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Anna Huntley.
  • E.J. Moeran

    Ludlow Town: Say, Lad, Have You Thing to Do?

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Arthur Somervell

    A Shropshire Lad: The Street Sounds (The Encounter)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Marcus Farnsworth.
  • George Butterworth

    Bredon Hill: On The Idle Hill of Summer

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Marcus Farnsworth.
  • Jane Hamilton

    With Rue My Heart is Laden

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Anna Huntley.
  • John Ireland

    The Land of Lost Content: The Encounter

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Judith Bingham

    The Zodiack

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • John Ireland

    We'll to the woods no more: In Boyhood

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Marcus Farnsworth.
  • Morfydd Llwyn Owen

    When I came last to Ludlow

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • George Butterworth

    6 Songs from 'A Shropshire lad': Is My Team Ploughing?

    Performer: Alexander Sprague. Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Arthur Somervell

    A Shropshire Lad: Into my heart the air that kills

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Performer: Anna Huntley.

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