JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Heraclitus, Weep you no more, sad fountains, Fain would I change that note, When May is in his prime, New Prince, New Pomp, Adam lay ybounden, The Holy Boy, A New Year Carol, Twilight Night, The Peaceful Western Wind, Laughing Song, Spring, the sweet spring, Cupid, A Cradle Song, Immortality, The Hills, FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934): Durch den Wald, Sonnenscheinlied, Frühlingsabruch, Her ute skal, An den Sonnenschein, Ave Maria, On Craig Ddu, 2 songs to be sung of a summer night on the water, The splendour falls on castle walls, Midsummer Song, Wanderer's Song.
Catalogue Number: 03O062
Reference: CD 0119
Description: To his better-known and later English-language settings, this recording adds six early part-songs by Delius in German, still under the influence of Mendelssohn and Grieg. Ireland's date from as early as 1896 to 1956, some sacred, most secular (the last two of which, The Hills and Immortality, are notable for their sheer tonal beauty), some showing the interest of many of his generation in the Elizabethans as a source of 20th century musical renewal. German, Danish-English texts. Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir; Paul Spicer.