The English Poetry and Song Society presentsIVOR GURNEY (1890-1937): 7 Sappho Settings, WILLIAM CARNELL (b.1938): A Country Lover, MICHAEL WATTS (b.1937): Gypsy Girl, DENNIS WICKENS (b.1926): This Life (previous three are song-cycles), SIMON WILLINK (1929-2015): Sea and Sky, DAVID CROCKER (b.1943): A Great Time, My Whole World, SULYEN CARADON (b.1942): Silver, BRIAN DAUBNEY (b.1929): Bredon Hill, Boot and Saddle, Because I could not stop for death, The Dream-City, Waiting Both, GRAHAM GARTON (b.1929): Leisure, The Eagle, The Song of the Secret, The Shade-Catchers, FRANK HARVEY (b.1939): Dawn, The Convergence of the Twain, I so liked spring, Remember, ROBERT HUGILL (b.1955): Voyages III, Gitanjali XIII, Gitanjali II, The Pillar, JANET OATES (b.1970): Bee: Dance, Money, The King of China’s Daughter, The Cupboard.
Catalogue Number: 02T045
Label: Divine Art
Reference: dda 21230
Description: Back in September we offered four releases of recordings from this same society made by the defunct Dunelm label for private use. Now Divine Art releases a newly recorded set from 2015 and 2016 with 12 composers and 52 songs, some in cycles and some stand-alone items, making this a feast of new and fascinating work for the song lover; the Sappho settings by Gurney were recently discovered, edited and published by Richard Carder. 2 CDs. Texts included. Sarah Leonard (soprano), Johnny Herford (baritone), Nigel Foster (piano).