Benjamin Britten: Folk Song Arrangements vol.2 (English Song vol.13)

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Thomas Allen
Osian Ellis Feaviour
Margaret Feaviour Harris
Judith Harris
Vernon Kirk
Philip Langridge
David Owen Norris Titus
Graham Titus

Northern Sinfonia
BBC Singers
Wenhaston Boys Choir
Christopher Barnett Bedford, conductor
Steuart Bedford, conductor
Simon Joly, conductor

Benjamin Britten was throughout his life drawn to folk-song, possessing a special gift for wordsetting and vocal writing. This second disc of the complete folk song arrangements focuses on the orchestral versions and the volumes for guitar and harp.

This release and its companion (Naxos 8.557220-21), both previously available on Collins Classics, present all the known folksongs and include ten world première recordings of arrangements published as recently as 2001.


Contents and Reviews

8 Folk Song Arrangements
1. Lord! I married me a wife
2. She's like the swallow
3. Lemady
4. Bonny at morn
5. Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
6. Dafydd y Garreg Wen
7. The False Knight upon the Road
8. Bird Scarer's Song

The Holly and the Ivy

King Herod and the Cock

The Twelve Apostles

The Bitter Withy

Le roi s’en va - t’en chasses:
1. Fileuse
2. Eho! Eho!
3. La belle est un jardin d’amour
4. Quand j’etais chez mon pere

The Salley Gardens (for orchestra and voice)

Little Sir William:
1. The Bonny Earl o’ Moray
2. O can ye sew cushions
3. Oliver Cromwell

The Plough Boy:
1. The Plough Boy
2. O Waly, Waly
3. Come you not from Newcastle

The Salley Gardens (for strings, bassoon and voice)