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Roderick Williams: Song

Baritone and composer Roderick Williams with the first of two personal selections of song-themed music. This first programme is devoted to English song and music inspired by it, by composers including Purcell, Butterworth and Britten.

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26 minutes

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Sumer Is Icumen In

    Choir: Chorus Of The Children'S Opera Group.
    • Trunk Records : JBH048CD.
    • Trunk Records.
    • 76.
  • George Butterworth

    A Shropshire Lad - Rhapsody

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca : 42139412.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen - Excerpts

    Singer: Jennifer Vyvyan. Singer: James Bowman. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Orchestra: Aldeburgh Festival Strings. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Conductor: Steuart Bedford.
    • Decca : 42139412.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Canticle I - My Beloved Is Mine

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: John Mark Ainsley.
    • Signum : SIGCD066.
    • Signum.
    • 12.
  • John Dowland

    Come Again Sweet Love Doth Now Invite

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
    • Hyperion : CDA68007.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.
  • William Cornysh

    Trolly Lolly Loly Lo

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Ensemble: Forbury Consort. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Cantoris/Griffin : CRCD 2365.
    • Cantoris/Griffin.
    • 7.
  • William Cornysh

    Ah Robyn, Gentle Robyn

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Choir: SDASA Chorale. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • Erato : 0630188372.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Peter Grimes - Act I Scene II - Extract

    Singer: Peter Pears. Choir: Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca : 4145772.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • John Talbot

    Mrs Dyer, The Baby Farmer

    • Chandos : CHAN105962.
    • Chandos.
    • 17.
  • The Goons

    I'm walking backwards for Christmas

    • The World Of The Goons.
    • Eclipse.
    • 10.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Clarinet Concerto in C Minor - 2nd Mvt.

    Performer: Emma Johnson. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • ASV : CDDCA787.
    • ASV.
    • 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Willow Wood

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • NAXOS : 8557798.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • John Cage

    The Wonderful widow of 18 springs for voice and closed piano

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • Signum SIGCD239.
    • Signum.
    • 9.
  • Gerald Barry

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    • NMC : NMC-D150.
    • NMC.
    • 4.
  • Jeremy Nicholas

    Usherette's Blues

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Sarah Walker.
    • Hyperion : CDA66289.
    • Hyperion.
    • 16.
  • Frederick Delius

    Cynara

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.

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