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Percy GRAINGER (1882–1961)
The Grainger Edition - Sixty Years: 1961-2021
rec. 1992-2015
CHANDOS CHAN20196(21) [21 CDs: c. 25 hrs]

Chandos keep faith with the music of Percy Grainger and do it in generous measure; generous in quantity; generous in nobility.

This is not the first time they have issued a Grainger box. A first version of this one appeared boxed but in different livery in 2011 (review). The present set marks sixty years since Grainger’s death and no other encompasses as much or does so as handsomely.

Differences from the 2011 set? The visual design differs. Also, this new box is a swing-top cap box while the earlier one is a wallet container. The new one feels more rugged than the “Brilliant-style” original. Its praiseworthy that the two boxes accommodate the number of CDs and booklet snuggly rather than needing the sort of polystyrene fillers that mark out quite a few issues from Universal and Warner. These also imply that there are more discs inside than are actually on offer and clutters shelf space; a small debit. The new box - about two jewel cases thicker than the 2011 box - encases a bumper booklet and 21 dapper card sleeves.

A substantive advantage, and one that most importantly marks out this set, is that it adds two Grainger CDs (20 and 21) that have been issued since the 2011 edition came out.

One wonders how various ebay and Amazon vendors will handle the two sets: this one and its 2011 predecessor. There is already some scope for tripping up between two Monteux boxes issued by Decca, one of which is his complete Decca output and the other, which is handsomely done, lays no claim to completeness and offers nothing approaching a complete survey. The other notable example of ‘fog’ is the Universal DG set called ‘The New Stravinsky Complete Edition’ which is said to be “the most complete survey of the composer’s works and marks the 50th anniversary of his death.” It can be distinguished - although box design is similar - from DG’s “The Stravinsky Complete Edition” issued in 2015. They’re both 30 CD boxes and the boxes look very similar. The new one bears the words “The New” on the front of the box. Strangely the New Edition is, for now, cheaper on Amazon than the old - about £9 less expensive.

Back to Grainger: For Chandos’s latest Grainger Edition the new CD sleeves come in a standard dark-coloured design while the original varied the photograph for each musical genre. The new package scores in at least one respect because each card disc-sleeve had pretty comprehensive track details on the reverse. The 2011 original numbered each CD on the sleeve but there were no track details on the sleeves. The new one is much more user-friendly in finding your way about the set. The 2011 original was also issued on a USB memory stick as Chandos CHUSB 0017; an option that, as far as I know, is not offered for the new 21-disc set.

Documentation is very good indeed. Barry Peter Ould of the Grainger Society has again provided the plentiful background notes. Full tracklists and all sung words are included in the booklet which runs to 208 pp as against the 2011 one at 179 pp. If you have the 2011 box then you could keep it and buy the two additional CDs individually: CHSA5121 Works for Large Chorus and Orchestra and CHAN10455 Transcriptions for Wind Orchestra.

There’s far too much here to address the music which, if played all the way through, would entail more than a full day and night’s listening. Its excellence and ground-breaking status is signalled by its first disc rating a place in Chandos’s Thirty Years box.

For those wanting to delve into the music then, do trawl Ian Lace’s reviews of many of the individual discs on this site reviewed as they were issued as individual discs. There is also a review of the 2011 set which you can top up with perusal of the last two discs: CHSA5121 and CHAN10455. The only small thing to mention is that it might have been tidier if CD 21 had been renumbered and placed after CD10 and if CD20 had been placed as CD 8 but this would have involved much finicky re-numbering of the other discs, sleeves and booklet.

If you need to explore further or differently then I would just mention the Naxos trio of wind band CDs his complete piano music on Nimbus (and earlier still, on Pearl) and Decca Eloquence’s 2 CD Salute to Percy Grainger. There are many other approaches as a search of this site will reveal. I also rather hope that one day the wide-ranging series of eight programmes on Grainger on Radio 3 (early 1970s) might be issued wholesale. I also still have the happiest memories of the wanton zest and almost anarchic delight engendered by Ashley Lawrence directing the augmented BBC Concert Orchestra in Grainger’s Strathspey and Reel; Britten (Decca) and Hickox (Chandos) notwithstanding.

As I said in the conclusion to the review of the first version of this set: “Grainger emerges as far more than pretty, cosy or genteel (Country Gardens); more a case of romantic, folksy, dangerous, exultant, tumultuous and, yes, sentimental. Glorious. A uniquely cornucopiac offering.” This still holds good.

Rob Barnett


Contents

CD 1
Orchestral Works I
1 ‘The Duke of Marlborough’ Fanfare (BFMS No. 36) 2:27
2 Colonial Song (S No. 1) 5:23
3 English Dance 8:56
4 Shepherd’s Hey (BFMS No. 16) 1:59
5 There Were Three Friends 1:54
6 Fisher’s Boarding-house 6:36
7 We Were Dreamers 3:49
8 Harvest Hymn 3:16
9 Blithe Bells 4:08
10 Walking Tune (RMTB No. 3) 3:55
Symphonic wind band version
In a Nutshell Suite 20:20
11 I Arrival Platform Humlet 2:36
12 II Gay but wistful 3:15
13 III Pastoral 10:16
14 IV The ‘Gum-suckers’ March 3:56
15 Green Bushes (BFMS No. 12) 8:27
Stephen Bryant leader
BBC Philharmonic/Richard Hickox


CD 2
Orchestral Works II
Youthful Suite 25:36
1 I Northern March 6:36
2 II Rustic March 3:32
3 III Norse Dirge 8:56
4 IV Eastern Intermezzo 1:51
5 V English Waltz 4:23
premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
6 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 1a) 4:06 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
7 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 15a) 3:41 Edited by Dana Paul Perna premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
8 Shepherd’s Hey! (BFMS No. 16a) 1:56 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
9 Country Gardens (BFMS Unnum.) 2:17 Version A Edited by Dana Paul Perna
premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
10 Early One Morning (BFMS Unnum.) 3:32 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
11 Handel in the Strand (RMTB No. 2a) 3:59 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
premiere recording of complete version for Stokowski
12 Mock Morris (RMTB No. 1a) 3:19 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
premiere recording in this version
13 Dreamery 6:32 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
premiere recording of the revised and edited version
14 The Warriors 18:47 Edited by Alessandro Servadei Paul Janes • Catherine Edwards • Steven Osborne piano
Andrew Orton leader
BBC Philharmonic/Richard Hickox; Paul Hindmarsh


CD 3
Orchestral Works III
premiere recording in this version
1 Green Bushes (BFMS No. 12) 7:19 Passacaglia on an English folk-tune (1905–06 version) Edited by Barry Peter Ould
2 Hill-Song No. 2 4:52
3 The Merry King (BFMS No. 39) 4:08 Paul Janes piano
4 Eastern Intermezzo 1:57 for percussion ensemble premiere recording in this version
5 Colonial Song (S No. 1) 5:54 (1919 version)
6 Spoon River (AFMS No. 2) 4:15 premiere recording in this version
7 Lord Maxwell’s Goodnight (BFMS No. 14) 3:19 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
8 The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart 14:17
9 The Immovable Do 4:42 (The Cyphering C)
10 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 29) 5:52 (County Derry Air)
11 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 31) 2:35 premiere recording in this version
12 English Dance No 1 10:00 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
Jonathan Scott harmonium
BBC Philharmonic/Richard Hickox


CD 4
Works for Chorus and Orchestra I
1 Shallow Brown (SCS No. 3)†§¶ 6:07 premiere recording
2 Marching Tune (BFMS No. 9)§¶ 4:11
3 I’m Seventeen Come Sunday (BFMS No. 8)§¶ 2:56
Two Sea Chanties (SCS Unnum.)†§ 3:07
4 I Shenandoah 1:44
5 II Stormy 1:19
6 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 1)¶ 4:00
7 Brigg Fair (BFMS No. 7) *§ 3:09 premiere recording
8 Early One Morning (BFMS Unnum.)†¶ 2:55 Andrew Watkinson violin David Archer trumpet9 premiere recording
9 After-word§¶ 3:51
10 There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig (BFMS No. 18)§ 1:57
11 The Lonely Desert-man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes (RMTB No. 9) *§¶ 2:32 premiere recording
12 Thou Gracious Power§ 2:52 Text by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
premiere recording in this version
13 County Derry Air (BFMS No. 29)§¶ 7:07
14 Handel in the Strand (RMTB No. 2)ঠ4:08
15 Six Dukes Went Afishin’ (BFMS Unnum.)§ 4:00 Duke Dobing flute premiere recording
16 Anchor Song (KS No. 6)†§ 3:34 Text by Rudyard Kipling (1865 –1930) Leslie Pearson piano 10 premier recording in this version
17 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 30/31) §¶ 2:55
Mark Padmore tenor * Stephen Varcoe baritone† Penelope Thwaites piano‡
Joyful Company of Singers§
Peter Broadbent chorus master
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox


CD 5
Works for Chorus and Orchestra II
premiere recording
1 The Widow’s Party (KS No. 7)§ 3:59 Text by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1930) premiere recording
2 The Sea-wife (KS No. 22)§ 4:58 Text by Rudyard Kipling 11 premiere recording
3 The Running of Shindand (KS No. 9) 1:39 Kipling Setting for cello quintet
premiere recording
4 We Have Fed Our Sea for a Thousand Years (KS No. 2)§ 3:14 Text by Rudyard Kipling premiere recording
5 Tiger-Tiger (KS No. 4) 1:29 Kipling Setting for cello quintet premiere recording
6 The Love Song of Har Dyal (KS No. 11)§ 2:54 Text by Rudyard Kipling
premiere recording in this version
7 Country Gardens (BFMS Unnum.)‡ 2:20 Realised by Barry Peter Ould
8 The Immovable Do 4:58
9 Mock Morris (RMTB No. 1) 3:14
10 Colleen Dhas (BFMS Unnum.) 3:31
11 Scotch Strathspey and Reel (BFMS No. 28)§ 7:08 12 premiere recording
12 Dreamery 2:24
13 Colonial Song (S No. 1) * 5:31
14 My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone (OEPM No. 2) 4:53 premiere recording in this version
15 Harvest Hymn§ 3:07 premiere recording in this version
16 Handel in the Strand (RMTB No. 2)‡ 3:43 premiere recording
17 Lord Maxwell’s Goodnight (BFMS No. 14)† 3:18 Text by Walter Scott (1771–1832)
18 The Lost Lady Found (BFMS No. 33)§ 2:53
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano*
Mark Padmore tenor*
Stephen Varcoe baritone†
Geoffrey Tozer piano‡
Joyful Company of Singers§
Peter Broadbent chorus master
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox


CD 6
Works for Chorus and Orchestra III
1 Mock Morris (RMTB No. 1) 3:21 premiere recording in this version
2 The Power of Love (DFMS No. 4) * 4:23 Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
3 Died for Love (BFMS No. 10) 1:29 Edited by Dana Paul Perna
4 Love Verses from ‘The Song of Solomon’†‡|| 6:45
5 Shepherd’s Hey! (BFMS No. 3) 2:07 premiere recording in this version
6 Early One Morning (BFMS Unnum.) 2:02 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
7 The Three Ravens (BFMS No. 41)§|| 4:04 premiere recording
8 Scherzo (YTW Unnum.) 1:40 Edited by Barry Peter Ould14
9 Youthful Rapture (RMTB Unnum.)¶ 5:11 premiere recording
10 Random Round (RMTB No. 8) *†‡ 6:01 Set version Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
11 The Merry King (BFMS No. 39) 4:22 Edited by R. Mark Rogers premiere recording
12 O Gin I Were Where Gadie Rins (SON No. 13)†§|| 1:43 Text by Rev. John Park (1804 –1865) Edited by Barry Peter Ould
13 Skye Boat Song (SON No. 3) || 3:30 Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
14 Danny Deever (KS No. 12)§|| 3:16 Text by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
15 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS Unnum.) 3:36 1952 version Edited by Barry Peter Ould Ian Watson solovox15
16 Dollar and a Half a Day (SCS No. 2)‡§|| 3:21 17 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 1) 4:08
Susan Gritton soprano*
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano†
Mark Tucker tenor‡
Stephen Varcoe baritone§
Tim Hugh cello¶
Joyful Company of Singers||
Peter Broadbent chorus master
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox


CD 7
Works for Chorus and Orchestra IV
premiere recording in this version
1 Faðir og Dóttir (FI No. 1)‡§¶ 3:02 (Father and Daughter) Kim Glies Nandfred • Lars Pedersen tenor Torsten Nielsen baritone Peter Fog • Bo Anker Hansen bass
premiere recording
2 Kleine Variationen-Form§** 5:17 Edited by Barry Peter Ould 16
3 A Song of Värmeland‡** 2:51
4 To a Nordic Princess§** 12:31
5 The Merry Wedding†‡§¶ 6:40 Marianne Lund • Hjørdis Jakobsen soprano
Annette Simonsen • Maria Streijffert alto Kasper Højby Nielsen • Lars Pedersen tenor
Peter Fog • Bo Anker Hansen bass premiere recording
6 Stalt Vesselil (DFMS Unnum.)§** 3:20 (Proud Vesselil) Realised by David Tall
7 The Rival Brothers (FI Unnum.)द 1:13 Edited by David Tall Hedwig Rummel alto Lars Pedersen tenor
8 Dalvisa‡** 1:08 Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
9 The Crew of the Long Serpent§** 4:47 premiere recording in this version
10 Under en Bro (DFMS No. 12) *†§** 3:44 (Under a Bridge) Edited by Barry Peter Ould 17
Danish Folk-song Suite (DFMS No. 2)§** 19:22
11 I The Power of Love – 3:48
12 II Lord Peter’s Stable-boy – 2:46
13 III The Nightingale and The Two Sisters – 4:57
14 IV Jutish Medley 7:51
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano*
Johan Reuter baritone†
Danish National Radio Choir‡
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra§/Jesper Grove Jørgensen¶; Richard Hickox**


CD 8
Works for Unaccompanied Chorus
1 My Love’s in Germanie (SON Unnum.) 3:52
2 Six Dukes Went Afishin’ (BFMS Unnum.) 2:08
3 O Mistress Mine (OEPMUnnum.) 1:40
4 Mary Thomson (BFMS Unnum.) 2:4318
5 Early One Morning (BFMS Unnum.) 2:55
Helen Parker soprano
Paul Badley tenor
6 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 5) 3:34 premiere recording
7 Agincourt Song (OEPM Unnum.) 1:40
8 Australian Up-country Song 1:41
9 Recessional (KS No. 18) 3:41
10 At Twilight 3:58
Paul Badley tenor
11 The Gipsy’s Wedding Day (BFMS Unnum.) 1:36
12 Mo Nighean Dubh (SON No. 14) 4:27 (My dark-haired maiden)
13 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 30) 2:27
14 Soldier, Soldier (KS No. 13) 2:58 Nicola Stonehouse mezzo-soprano Paul Badley tenor 19 premiere recording
Jungle-Book Verses 9:02
15 Night-song in the Jungle (KS Unnum.) 0:58
16 Lukannon (KS Unnum.) 5:35
17 Hunting-song of the Seeonee Pack (KS Unnum.) 1:30
18 Tiger-Tiger (KS Unnum.) 0:59
Paul Badley tenor
19 Near Woodstock Town (BFMS Unnum.) 3:02 premiere recording
20 Love at First Sight 2:03 Helen Parker soprano
Joseph Cullen chorus master
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Richard Hickox


CD 9
Works for Wind Orchestra I
1 Hill Song No. 2† 5:01
2 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 32)† 2:56 20
3 Færoe Island Dance (FI No. 2)† 2:33
4 The Lads of Wamphray March† 7:52
5 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 20) * 4:12
6 Shepherd’s Hey! (BFMS No. 21)* 2:02
7 The Merry King (BFMS No. 39)† 4:03
8 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 23)† 3:53
9 Country Gardens (BFMS Unnum.)* 1:53 Second version
10 Colonial Song (S No. 1) * 6:06
11 The ‘Gum-Suckers’ March† 3:46 from In a Nutshell
Lincolnshire Posy (BFMS No. 34)* 15:40
12 1 Dublin Bay (Lisbon) 1:27
13 2 Horkstow Grange 2:57
14 3 Rufford Park Poachers 3:47 21
15 4 The Brisk Young Sailor 1:41
16 5 Lord Melbourne 3:16
17 6 The Lost Lady Found 2:19
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/Timothy Reynish* Clark Rundell†


CD 10
Works for Wind Orchestra II
1 The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart * 12:06 premiere recording in this version
2 Children’s March (RMTB No. 4) * 6:48 Edited by R. Mark Rogers Hubert Francis • Roberto Garcia tenor Martin Quinn • Glenn Tweedie tenor Simon Bailey • Ian Gray bass Stephen Svanholm • Alexander Wall bass
3 Bell Piece* 5:32 Edited by Thomas Duffey and Barry Peter Ould James Gilchrist tenor 22 premiere recording in this version
4 Blithe Bells† 3:35 Edited by Keith Brion and Barry Peter Ould
5 The Immovable Do† 4:07 premiere recording in this version
6 Hill Song I† 14:18 Edited by Alan Stout premiere recording in this version
7 Hill Song II† 5:05 1929 version Edited by R. Mark Rogers premiere recording in this version
8 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 29) * 6:30 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
9 Marching Song of Democracy† 6:36 Edited by Keith Brion
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/ Timothy Reynish*; Clark Rundell†


CD 11
Works for Chamber Ensemble I
1 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 1) *¶ 3:37
2 My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone (OEPM No. 2) *§¶ 4:57 premiere recording in this version
3 Shepherd’s Hey! (BFMS No. 3) *§¶ 2:06 Realised by Barry Peter Ould
4 Harvest Hymn*§¶ 2:40
5 Arrival Platform Humlet (RMTB No. 7)‡ 3:08
6 Handel in the Strand (RMTB No. 2) *§¶ 4:17
La Scandinavie§¶ 15:51 (Scandinavian Suite)
7 I Swedish Air and Dance 2:38
8 II Song of Värmeland 1:51
9 III Norwegian Polska 2:47
10 IV Danish Melody 2:47
11 V Air and Finale on Norwegian Dances 5:32 premiere recording in this version
12 The Nightingale and The Two Sisters (DFMS No. 10) *§¶ 3:31 24
13 The Maiden and the Frog (DFMS Unnum.)§¶ 1:00 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
premiere recording
14 The Shoemaker from Jerusalem (DFMS No. 6)§¶ 3:18 Realised by Barry Peter Ould
15 Mock Morris (RMTB No. 1) *¶ 3:27
16 The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol (BFMS No. 17) *¶ 3:40 premiere recording
17 Theme and Variations*†‡§ 8:53 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
18 Youthful Rapture (RMTB Unnum.)§¶ 5:04
19 Colonial Song (S No. 1) *§¶ 6:02
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble
Kenneth Sillito violin*
Malcolm Latchem violin†
Robert Smissen viola ‡
Stephen Orton cello §
Hamish Milne piano ¶


CD 12
Works for Chamber Ensemble II
1 Lord Peter’s Stable-boy (DFMS No. 1) 3:12 for violin, cello, piano, and harmonium premiere recording in this version
2 The Shoemaker from Jerusalem (DFMS No. 6) 3:15 for flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double-bass, and piano (four hands) Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
3 Hubby and Wifey (DFMS No. 5) 1:18 for mezzo-soprano, baritone, cello, and two guitars Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
4 The Only Son (KS No. 21) 3:41 for string quartet and harmonium Realised by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
5 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 31) 2:36 for two violins, viola, cello, and harmonium
6 Lisbon (BFMS No. 40) 1:23 for wind quintet premiere recording in this version
7 The Bridegroom Grat (BFMS Unnum.) 1:43 for mezzo-soprano, two violas, cello, and double-bass Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
8 The Land o’ the Leal (BFMS Unnum.) 2:22 for mezzo-soprano, violin, two violas, cello, and double-bass Edited by Barry Peter Ould
9 Walking Tune (RMTB No. 3) 3:40 for wind quintet
10 Willow, Willow (OEPM No. 1) 4:18 for tenor, violin, viola, two cellos, and guitar premiere recording in this version
11 Harvest Hymn 3:04 for string quartet and piano
12 The Old Woman at the Christening (DFMS No. 11) 2:42 for mezzo-soprano, piano, and harmonium premiere recording
13 The Nightingale (DFMS Unnum.) 2:04 for cello and harmonium 27 premiere recording
14 The Two Sisters (DFMS Unnum.) 2:30 for cello and harmonium premiere recording in this version
15 Sea Song 0:33 Sketch for the style of ‘Grettir the Strong’ Overture or
‘Hærmændene paa Helgeland’ Overture for string quartet and harmonium
16 Bold William Taylor (BFMS No. 43) 3:39 for baritone, two clarinets, two violins, viola, two cellos, double-bass, and harmonium premiere recording in this version
17 The Power of Love (DFMS No. 2) 4:00 for violin, cello, piano, and harmonium
18 Lord Maxwell’s Goodnight (BFMS No. 42) 3:26 for tenor, violin, viola, and two cellos premiere recording in this version
19 Colonial Song (S No. 1) 6:21 for mezzo-soprano, tenor, violin, cello, and piano
premiere recording in this version
20 Free Music 1:57 for string quartet premiere recording in this version
21 The Twa Corbies 3:28 for tenor, two violins, two violas, two cellos, and double-bass 28
22 Died for Love (BFMS No. 10) 2:01 for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, and cello
23 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 1) 3:30 for string quartet
Della Jones mezzo-soprano
Martyn Hill tenor
Stephen Varcoe baritone
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
David Butt flute
Celia Nicklin oboe
Julian Farrell clarinet 1 Rachel Cannon clarinet 2 Graham Sheen bassoon
Joanna Hensel horn
William Houghton trumpet
George Black guitar 1 Daniel Thomas guitar 2 John Constable piano 1 John Alley harmonium/piano 2 Kenneth Sillito violin 1 Malcolm Latchem violin 2 Robert Smissen viola 1 Stephen Tees viola 2 Stephen Orton cello 1 John Heley cello 2 Lynda Houghton double-bass


CD 13
Songs for Mezzo-soprano
premiere recording
1 Dafydd Y Gareg Wen* 2:08 (David of the White Rock) Text by Ceiriog Hughes (1832–1887)
2 Died for Love (BFMS No. 10) * 1:42
3 The Sprig of Thyme (BFMS No. 24) * 2:10 premiere recording in this version
4 Willow, Willow (BFMS Unnum.) * 2:10 premiere recording in this version
5 Near Woodstock Town (BFMS Unnum.) * 1:50 premiere recording in this version
6 Early One Morning (BFMS Unnum.) * 2:31 premiere recording in this version
7 In Bristol Town (BFMS Unnum.) 2:29 Realised by Alan Gibbs George Black guitar
Four settings from ‘Songs of the North’ 7:49 premiere recordings
8 Weaving Song (SON No. 5) * 1:50
9 This Is No My Plaid (SON No. 2) * 1:25 premiere recording in this version
10 Skye Boat Song (SON No. 4) * 1:52 premiere recording
11 Turn Ye to Me (SON No. 3) * 2:42 premiere recording
12 The Bridegroom Grat * 1:34 Realised by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording
13 The Land o’ the Leal * 2:06 Text by Lady Nairne (1766–1845) Realised by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
14 Proud Vesselil (DFMS Unnum.) * 4:03 Edited by Penelope Thwaites premiere recording in this version
15 Under a Bridge (DFMS No. 12) *‡ 3:21 premiere recording
16 Hubby and Wifey (DFMS No. 5) *‡ 1:15 premiere recording in this version
17 The Lonely Desert-man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes (RMTB No. 9)
*†‡ 2:47 premiere recording in this version
18 Colonial Song (S No. 1) *† 5:47 premiere recording in this version
19 The Only Son (KS No. 21) *† 4:05 Text by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) premiere recording in this version
20 The Love Song of Har Dyal (KS No. 11) *‡ 2:48 Text by Rudyard Kipling premiere recording
21 A Song of Autumn* 1:34 Text by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–1870)
Five settings of Ella Grainger (1889–1979) 8:34
premiere recordings
22 To Echo* 1:37
23 Honey Pot Bee* 1:29 premiere recording in this version
24 Farewell to an Atoll * 1:45
premiere recordings
25 Crying for the Moon* 1:35
26 Love at First Sight * 1:48 premiere recording
27 O Glorious, Golden Era* 1:43 (O begl’ anni dell’ oro) Text by Francesco Corteccia (1502–1571) premiere recording
28 Little Ole with His Umbrella* 2:33 Text by Peter Lemche (fl. 1840–1850)
premiere recording
29 Variations on Handel’s ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’ * 1:28 Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
30 Harvest Hymn*§ 2:45 premiere recording in this version
31 After-word* 2:58
Della Jones mezzo-soprano
Penelope Thwaites piano*
with
Mark Padmore tenor†
Stephen Varcoe baritone‡
John Lavender piano§

CD 14
Songs for Tenor
Nine settings of Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) 31:33
premiere recordings
1 Dedication II (KS Unnum.) * 1:25
2 Anchor Song (first setting) (KS Unnum.) * 3:30
3 The Sea-wife (first setting) (KS Unnum.) * 4:29
4 Ganges Pilot (KS Unnum.) * 2:26
5 The First Chantey (KS Unnum.) * 4:00 premiere recording in this version
6 The Widow’s Party (KS No. 7) 3:36 John Lavender second piano
7 Soldier, Soldier (second setting) (KS Unnum.)* 2:45
8 The Young British Soldier (KS Unnum.)* 7:17
9 Dedication I (KS No. 1) 1:42 premiere recordings
Three settings of Robert Burns (1759–1796) 13:10
10 Yon Wild, Mossy Mountains * 3:51
11 Evan Banks * 3:14
12 Afton Water * 5:5834
premiere recordings
Four settings from ‘Songs of the North’ 10:09
13 My Faithful Fond One (SON No. 10) 3:15 (Mo Run Gealdileas)
14 The Woman Are A Gane Wud (SON No. 9) 1:20 (An Anti-Jacobite Scottish Song)
15 O’er the Moor (SON No. 12) 2:19 Text by A.C. Macleod
16 Fair Young Mary (SON No. 7) 3:06 (Mairi Bhan Og) Text by A.C. Macleod
17 The Power of Love (DFMS No. 4) 4:30 (Kjærlighedens Styrke)
18 The Twa Corbies 3:27 from The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border premiere recording
19 A Reiver’s Neck-verse 2:16 Text by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)35
premiere recording in this version
20 Lord Maxwell’s Goodnight (BFMS No. 42) 3:38 from The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
Martyn Hill tenor
Penelope Thwaites piano
*Edited for performance by Barry Peter Ould


CD 15
Songs for Baritone
1 Willow, Willow (OEPM 1) 3:55
2 Six Dukes Went Afishin’ (BFMS No. 11) 2:19
3 British Waterside (BFMS No. 26) 1:41
4 The Pretty Maid Milkin’ Her Cow (BFMS No. 27) 1:22 premiere recording in this version
5 The Lost Lady Found (BFMS No. 33) 2:44 premiere recording
6 Creepin’ Jane (BFMS Unnum.) 4:08
7 Bold William Taylor (BFMS No. 43) 3:39 premiere recordings
Four settings from ‘Songs of the North’ 8:38
8 Leezie Lindsay (SON No. 8) 2:34
9 Bonnie George Campbell (SON No. 11) 0:55
10 Drowned (SON No. 6) 3:08
11 Willie’s Gane to Melville Castle (SON No. 1) 1:45
premiere recordings
Six settings of Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) 16:34
12 Lukannon (KS Unnum.)§ 6:26
13 Merciful Town (KS Unnum) 3:04
14 Ride with an Idle Whip (KS Unnum.) 0:20
15 Northern Ballad (KS Unnum.) 1:03
16 The Men of the Sea (KS No. 10) 1:29
17 Soldier, Soldier (KS Unnum.) 3:39
18 Hard Hearted Barb’ra (H)Ellen (BFMS Unnum.) 6:45
premiere recording
19 The Secret of the Sea 3:30 Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)37
premiere recording
20 Sailor’s Chanty¶ 3:06 Text by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)
21 Shallow Brown (SCS No. 3) 5:08
Stephen Varcoe baritone
Penelope Thwaites piano

CD 16
Works for Pianos
1 Green Bushes (BFMS No. 25) 7:45 premiere recording in this version
2 Let’s Dance Gay in Green Meadow (FI Unnum.) 0:47 premiere recording in this version
3 In Bristol Town (BFMS Unnum.) 0:44
4 English Dance 9:33
5 Zanzibar Boat Song (RMTB No. 6) 4:08
6 ‘The Widow’s Party’ March 4:14 Edited by Barry Peter Ould premiere recording in this version
7 Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon (BFMS No. 31) 2:13
8 Jutish Medley (DFMS No. 9) 7:54 premiere recording in this version
9 Harvest Hymn* 2:45 premiere recording in this version
10 Country Gardens (BFMS No. 22) * 1:59
11 Random Round (RMTB No. 8) *† 5:32 Edited by Barry Peter Ould
Barry Peter Ould piano premiere recording
12 The Keel-row (BFMS Unnum.) *† 1:13 Realised by Barry Peter Ould
13 The Warriors 19:19
Penelope Thwaites piano
Wayne Marshall piano
John Lavender piano
with
Rhondda Gillespie piano*
Antony Gray piano†


CD 17
Works for Solo Piano I
premiere recording
1 Prelude in G 2:57 from Klavierstücke premiere recording
2 Prelude in C 0:45 from Klavierstücke 40 premiere recording
3 Gigue 0:50 from Birthday Gift
4 Andante con moto 3:24
5 Klavierstück in D 3:38
6 Klavierstück in E 6:44
7 Klavierstück in A minor 5:46
8 Klavierstück in B flat 1:39
9 Peace 2:50
10 Saxon Twi-play 2:07
11 Eastern Intermezzo 2:13
12 English Waltz 5:23
13 At Twilight 1:20
14 Train Music 0:36
15 Sailor’s Song 2:42
16 Walking Tune (RMTB No. 3) 3:47 41
Three Scotch Folksongs (BFMS Unnum.) 4:21
17 I O gin I were where Gadie rins 1:22
18 II Will ye gang to the Hielands, Leezie Lindsay? 1:05
19 III Mo Nighean Dubh 1:47
20 Scotch Strathspey and Reel (BFMS No. 37) 5:12 premiere recording
21 Seven men from all the world (KS Unnum.) 2:02 (Preliminary Canter for piano)
22 Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz 7:09 (Nutcracker Suite)
23 Irish Tune from County Derry (BFMS No. 6) 3:53
24 Near Woodstock Town (BFMS Unnum.) 2:11 (Old English Song)
25 In Dahomey 4:27 (‘Cakewalk Smasher’)
Penelope Thwaites piano


CD 18
Works for Solo Piano II
1 Tiger-Tiger! 1:40
2 The Hunter in His Career (OEPM No. 4) 2:49
3 The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol (BFMS No. 2) 2:51
4 The Rival Brothers 1:15
5 Australian Up-country Song 1:03
6 Harvest Hymn 3:14
7 The Merry King (BFMS No. 38) 4:58 English Folksong
8 Lisbon (BFMS Unnum.) 1:21 (Dublin Bay)
9 Pastoral 10:06 No. 3 from In a Nutshell
10 The Widow’s Party 1:44
11 Died for Love (BFMS No. 10) 1:59 premiere recording in this version
12 Horkstow Grange (BFMS Unnum.) 1:19 ‘The Miser and His Man’ – A Local Tragedy
13 The Brisk Young Sailor (who returned to wed his true love) (BFMS Unnum.) 0:33
English Folksong
14 Hard Hearted Barb’ra (H)Ellen (BFMS Unnum.) 0:57
15 Bristol Town (BFMS Unnum.) 0:47 English Folksong
16 Sea-song Sketch 0:48
17 Molly on the Shore (BFMS No. 19) 3:33 Irish Reel for Piano
18 Arrival Platform Humlet 2:26 No. 1 from In a Nutshell
19 Shepherd’s Hey! (BFMS No. 4) 2:04 Morris Dance Tune
20 Country Gardens (BFMS No. 22) 2:01 English Morris Dance Tune
21 Mock Morris (RMTB No. 1) 3:32
22 ‘The Gum-Suckers’ March 3:58 No. 4 from In a Nutshell
23 Colonial Song (S No. 1) 6:14 premiere recording in this version
24 The Tents of the Happy Tribes (RMTB Unnum.) 1:15 section from The Lonely Desert Man
25 Gay but Wistful 2:43 Tune in a Popular London Style No. 2 from In a Nutshell
26 Handel in the Strand (RMTB No. 2) 2:49 Clog Dance
27 My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone (OEPM No. 2) 5:01
Penelope Thwaites piano


CD 19
Works for Solo Piano III
1 Lullaby from ‘Tribute to Foster’ 5:15
2 One More Day, My John (SCS No. 1) 1:47 Preliminary Canter
3 A Bridal Lullaby 2:16
4 Knight and Shepherd’s Daughter (BFMS No. 18) 2:35 Lincolnshire Folksong
5 Children’s March ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ 1:25 premiere recording
6 Bridal Lullaby Ramble 6:47
7 Spoon River (AFMS No. 1) 2:21 American Folk-Dance
8 Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ (FSFM No. 4) 6:50
Danish Folk-song Suite 15:44
9 The Power of Love (DFMS No. 2) 3:47 Transcribed by Penelope Thwaites
10 The Nightingale and The Two Sisters (DFMS No. 10) 3:20
11 Jutish Medley (DFMS No. 8) 8:24
12 To a Nordic Princess 6:19 Bridal Song
13 Blithe Bells 3:55 premiere recording in this version
14 Walking Tune 0:54 from The Easy Grainger
15 Lullaby from ‘Tribute to Foster’ 3:40 from The Easy Grainger
16 Proud Vesselil (DFMS Unnum.) 1:03 from The Easy Grainger
17 Rimmer and Goldcastle (DFMS Unnum.) 0:35 from The Easy Grainger premiere recording in this version
18 Irish Tune from County Derry 1:26 from The Easy Grainger premiere recording in this version
19 Country Gardens (BFMS No. 22) 1:17 47
20 The Immovable Do 4:00 or ‘The Cyphering C’
21 Beautiful Fresh Flower 1:55 Chinese Melody
22 Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part (FSFM No. 6) 4:00
Penelope Thwaites piano

CD 20 (see review): * Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 30 August-1 September 2012 (live: Danny Deever, Marching Song of Democracy, The Bride's Tragedy, Tribute to Foster), 3-5, 8 September 2012 (other works)

CD 21 (see review): * Ivan Hovorun (piano) Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/Clark Rundell. 1-2 April 2007, Studio 7 New Broadcasting House, Manchester.



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