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Thomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons - Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter - On The Idle Hill Of Summer - English Songs By Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter FLAC album


Performer: Thomas Allen
Genre: Classical music
Title: On The Idle Hill Of Summer - English Songs By Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter
Released: 1990
Style: Romantic
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He helped reconstruct the full score of Vaughan Williams' "A London Symphony," the autograph of which had been lost at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. At the beginning of the first world war, Butterworth enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall's Durham Light Infantry (he was known as G. S. Kaye-Butterworth in the army). He was killed at Pozieres, leading a raid during the Battle of the Somme. Thomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons (2) - Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter - On The Idle Hill Of Summer - English Songs By Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter ‎(CD, Album).

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was an English composer, best known for his settings of . Born on 12th July 1885, he studied at Trinity College, Oxford, with fellow composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, going on to become a music critic for The Times while composing and teaching at Radley College, a public school in Oxfordshire. Between 1911 and 1912, he composed two of the most enduring cycles of British song: Bredon Hill and Other Songs and Six Songs from "A Shropshire Lad", both settings of Housman poems.

Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Butterworth; Thomas Allen, Robert Tear, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Vernon Handley. Hector Berlioz; Françoise Pollet, Anne Sofie von Otter, John Aler, Thomas Allen, Cord Garben. On the Idle Hill of Summer. Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Quilter, Graham Peel; Sir Thomas Allen, Geoffrey Parsons. Gaetano Donizetti; Renato Bruson, Eva Mei, Frank Lopardo, Sir Thomas Allen, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Roberto Abbado.

The composers were Ralph Vaughan Williams, Graham Peel, Roger Quilter and George Butterworth. Interested in the English folk song, Vaughan Williams created a Dorset Song - the entirely memorable 'Linden Lea' with the apple tree leaning down low. On tracks 2 - 7 Vaughan Williams creates a wonderful song cycle 'The House of Life'(1903), based on poetry of Dante Gabriel Rosetti. The music aptly fits the poetry. Geoffrey Parsons piano accompaniment is entirely appropriate to the voice of Sir Thomas Allen

CD 1. George Butterworth Composer. Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad', for voice and piano (or orchestra) Work. Iain Burnside Piano, Roderick Williams Baritone. 1. oveliest of Trees. Bredon Hill and Other Songs Work. n the Idle Hill of Summer. Bryn Terfel: Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Finzi and Ireland. The British Music Collection: George Butterworth. Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra. Britten The Performer. Britten: Songs and Proverbs of William Blake; Tit for Tat. Iain Burnside. The Sons of the Morning.

On the idle hill of summer VII. White in the moon the long road lies VIII. The earlier disc is entitled The Vagabond and features songs by Ireland, Vaughan Williams, Butterworth and Finzi (Deutsche Grammophon 445 946-2). The present recital entitled Silent Noon takes its name from the celebrated song of the same name by Vaughan Williams. My particular favourite songs are those of Gurney’s Sleep, Vaughan Williams’ Silent Noon and Linden Lea together with Quilter’s Now sleep the crimson petal. All convey gentle beauty and poignancy with a consummate sensitivity and expressiveness that sent a shiver down my spine. When I was one and twenty - Butterworth and Gurney Songs sung by Benjamin Luxon (baritone) accompanied by David Willison on Chandos CHAN 8831.

Butterworth and Vaughan Williams made several trips into the English countryside to collect folk songs (Butterworth collected over 450 himself, many in Sussex in 1907, and sometimes using a phonograph) and the compositions of both were strongly influenced by what they collected. Butterworth was also an expert folk dancer, being particularly keen in the art of morris dancing. Vaughan Williams and Butterworth became close friends. On the Idle Hill of Summer". With Rue My Heart Is Laden".

Tracklist

1 Linden Lea - A Dorset Song 2:44
2 Love-Sight 5:36
3 Silent Noon 4:48
4 Love's Minstrels 5:32
5 Heart's Haven 4:20
6 Death In Love 4:54
7 Love's LGift 4:59
8 In Summertime On Bredon 3:42
9 On The Idle Hill Of Summer 3:40
10 Loveliest Of Trees 3:09
11 When I Was One-And-Twenty 1:37
12 Look Not In My Eyes 2:25
13 Think No More, Lad 1:18
14 The Lads In Their Hundreds 2:12
15 Is My Team Ploughing? 3:28
16 Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal 2:12
17 Weep You No More 2:48
18 My Life's Delight 1:51
19 Damask Roses 1:15
20 The Faithless Shepherdess 2:00
21 Brown Is My Love 1:33
22 By A Fountainside 3:49
23 Fair House Of Joy 2:24

Credits

  • Composed By – George Butterworth (tracks: 9 to 15), Graham Peel (tracks: 8), Ralph Vaughan Williams (tracks: 1 to 7), Roger Quilter (tracks: 16 to 23)
  • Piano – Geoffrey Parsons
  • Vocals – Thomas Allen

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 77775 95812 6