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Ann's Cradle Song (Walter de la Mare)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458 • Naxos 8.557559-60
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]
Glasgow Orpheus Ch • EMI MIRS7175 (?)
St Martin's Chamber Ch/Timothy J. Krueger • Cygnus 001

Araby (Walter de la Mare)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Arrogant Poppies (Clifford Bax)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

As I lay in the early sun
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458 • Naxos 8.557559-60

A ballad maker
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

The Ballad of Semmerwater (Sir William Watson)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The Bells
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458 • Naxos 8.557559-60
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The Birch Tree (Georgina Mase)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

By a Bierside (John Masefield)
Janet Baker, Martin Isepp • Regis RRC1265 [review] • Heritage HTGCD290/1 [review]
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The cherry tree
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458 • Naxos 8.557559-60
Peter Jeffes, unknown pianist • Dal Segno DSPRCD055 [review] [review]
Peter Jeffes, David Woodcock • Symposium 1183

Crossings
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

Danger (Sir Mordaunt Currie)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Devotion
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Ch/Paul Spicer • Regent REGCD274 [review]

Down in yonder meadow
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

Dream song
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

Dusk
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458 • Naxos 8.557559-60

The fields are full of summer still (Edward Shanks)
Georgina Colwell, Nigel Foster • British Music Society
Lesley-Jane Rogers, Christopher Ross • Penchant PCHN2402 [review]
Maggie Teyte, Rita Hancock • Decca 4679162 [review]
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Five Eyes (Walter de la Mare)
Elizabeth Atherton (?), Iain Burnside • Just Accord JUSCD003
Colette Belanger (?), Angela Cavar • Arktos 20045
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]
Harry Sever, Robert Bottone • Herald HAVP311
Sarah Walker, Roger Vignoles • CRD 3473

The Flooded Stream (Margaret Cropper)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Fulfilment
Georgina Colwell, Nigel Foster • British Music Society

How can the heart forget her?
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Ch/Paul Spicer • Regent REGCD274 [review]

Hypochondriacus (Charles Lamb)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

In the Highlands (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Jennie Jones
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

Judge eternal, throned in splendour
Truro Cathedral Ch/Andrew Nethsingha • Priory PRCD710

The listeners
Gentlemen of St. John's College Choir • Etcetera KTC1192

Love is a sickness
Janet Baker, Martin Isepp • RegisRRC1265 [review] • Heritage HTGCD290/1 [review]

Lullaby (Walter de la Mare)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The Mad Prince (Walter de la Mare)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Four Songs For A Mad Sea Captain [Hidden Treasure, Abel Wright, Toll the Bell, The Golden Ray] (Bernard Martin)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Midnight
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

Mistletoe (Walter de la Mare)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Neglected Moon! (Clifford Bax)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Nightfall (Harry Dawson)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

O God of Earth and Altar
Seaford Ch • Conifer 246645

Odysseus (Symphony 2)
Susan Gritton, Mark Stone, London Oriana Ch, BBC Concert O/David Drummond • Dutton CDLX7201

The Oxen (Thomas Hardy)
Graham Trew, Simon Weale • Classical Recording CRC10182
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Proud Maisie
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

The Rejected Lover (Clifford Bax)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Sailing Homeward (Arthur Waley)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

She walks in beauty
Wells Cathedral Ch/Andrew Nethsingha • Griffin GCCD4050 • Abbey CDC4844

Silver (Walter de la Mare)
Joan Busby, John Grundy • Haining Records
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson • Chandos CHAN6653 & CHAN8722
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The Sleeping Beauty (Walter de la Mare)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

A song of shadows
Toronto Children's Ch/Jean Bartle • Carlton Classics 6702799

The splendour falls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

The stranger
Harry Sever, Robert Bottone • Herald HAVP311

Summer Night (Margery Agrell)
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Sweet sounds, begone
Lesley-Jane Rogers, Christopher Ross • Penchant PCHN2402 [review]

Take heed, young heart (Walter de la Mare)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Thee will I love
Durham Cathedral Ch • Abbey 26LPB795

The Tiger-Lily (Dorothy Pleydell-Bouverie)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Three men of Gotham
Peter Edelmann, Paul Armin Edelmann, Philp Moll • Arte Nova 74321 807882

Titania (Sir Mordaunt Currie)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

To one who passed whistling through the night
Geraldine McGreevy, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Tom o' Bedlam
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Tranquility
Wells Cathedral Ch • Abbey CDC4844

The Wanderer (Walter de la Mare)
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

When I was one-and-twenty (A E Housman)
Steven Varcoe, Roger Vignoles • Hyperion CDA67337 [review] [review]

Why do I love?
Georgina Colwell, Nigel Foster • British Music Society
Lesley-Jane Rogers, Christopher Ross • Penchant PCHN2402 [review]

The witch
Nik Hancock-Child, Rosemary Hancock-Child • Marco Polo 8.223458

 

 

 



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