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2 CD Set

(A) Knot of Riddles
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performed by Nash Ensemble
with Henry Herford
Conducted by Martyn Brabbins

(3) Romantic Songs
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

(4) Songs
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Leo Phillips, John Lenehan

(7) American Poems
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock

(2) American Poems
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock

(3) Songs
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

(2) Love Songs
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock

The Tramps
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock

When I was one-and-twenty
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock

(2) Nursery Rhymes
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Michael Collins, John Lenehan

Elegiac Sonnet
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performed by Nash Ensemble
with Toby Spence

Angels of the Mind
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock

The Tempest
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performed by Nash Ensemble
with Toby Spence, Henry Herford
Conducted by Martyn Brabbins

(The) Ballads of the Four Seasons
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock

(The) Fallow deer at the lonely house
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

Rich or Poor
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Henry Herford, Kathron Sturrock

(A) Child's Prayer
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock

Three Jolly Gentlemen
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Geraldine McGreevy, Kathron Sturrock

(The) Hammers
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

Simples
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

At the Window
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock

Auvergnat
Composed by Sir Arthur Bliss
with Toby Spence, Kathron Sturrock Bliss: Knot of Riddles & other songs

The Nash Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

CDA67188/9

Recording details: February 1998
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: February 2000
Total duration: 119 minutes 27 seconds

Track listing
A knot of riddles (Bliss)
CD1 1 No 1: Fish in river 'My abode's not silent, but I am not loud-mouthed' 3:04
2 No 2: Swallows 'This wind wafts little creatures' 1:16
3 No 3: An oyster 'The deep sea suckled me, the waves sounded over me' 1:44
4 No 4: A weather cock 'My breast is puffed up and my neck extended' 2:12
5 No 5: A bookworm 'Hommage modeste à Maurice Ravel' 'A moth devoured words' 1:51
6 No 6: A cross of wood 'I am supple of body and sport with the wind' 2:58
7 No 7: Sun and moon 'I saw a strange creature' 2:59

Three romantic songs (Bliss)
8 No 1: The hare 'In the black furrow of a field' 1:35
9 No 2: Lovelocks 'I watched the Lady Caroline' 2:06
10 No 3: The buckle 'I had a silver buckle' 1:12
11
A Christmas carol (Bliss) 'Come, browse, my goats, Christ's manger hay' 1:55
12
Sea love (Bliss) 'Tide be runnin' the great world over' 1:49
13
Vocalise (Bliss) 1:55
14
The mad woman of Punnet's Town (Bliss) 'A swell within her billowed skirts' 0:58

Seven American poems (Bliss/Millay)
15 No 1: Gone, gone again is summer 2:01
16 No 2: Siege 'This I do being mad' 1:08
17 No 3: Feast 'I drank from ev'ry vine' 1:42

Seven American poems (Bliss/Wylie)
18 No 4: Little elegy 'Without you no rose can grow' 1:43

Seven American poems (Bliss/Millay)
19 No 5: Rain comes down 2:03

Seven American poems (Bliss/Wylie)
20 No 6: Fair Annet's song 'One thing comes' 1:14

Seven American poems (Bliss/Millay)
21 No 7: Being young and green 0:55

Two American poems (Bliss)
22 No 1: Humoresque 'Heaven bles the babe! they said' 1:58
23 No 2: The return from town 'As I sat down by Saddle Stream' 1:07

Three songs (Bliss)
24 No 1: Thunderstorms 'My mind has thunderstorms' 2:03
25 No 2: This night 3:22
26 No 3: Leisure 'What is this life if, full of care' 1:17

Two love songs (Bliss/Spenser)
27 No 1: Fair is my love 4:24

Two love songs (Bliss/Wotton)
28 No 2: In praise of his Daphnis 'Tune on my pipe the praise of my Love' 4:08
29
The tramps (Bliss) 'Can you recall, dear comrade, when we tramped God's land together' 2:08
30
When I was one-and-twenty (Bliss) 1:17

Two nursery rhymes (Bliss)
CD2 1 No 1: The ragwort 'The thistles on the sandy flats' 1:31
2 No 1: The dandelion 1:21
3
Elegiac sonnet (Bliss) 'A fountain plays no more' 8:14

Angels of the mind (Bliss)
4 No 1: Worry about money 'Wearing worry about money like a hair shirt' 2:45
5 No 2: Lenten flowers 'Primrose, anemone, bluebell, moss' 1:58
6 No 3: Harvest 'Day is the hero's shield' 1:19
7 No 4: Seed 'From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf' 2:43
8 No 5: In the beck 'There is a fish, that quivers in the pool' 2:39
9 No 6: Storm 'God in me is the fury on the bare heath' 1:17
10 No 7: Nocturne 'Night comes, an angel stands' 3:43
11
The tempest (Bliss) 'Heigh my hearts!' 6:52

The ballads of the four seasons (Bliss)
12 Season 1: Spring 'The lovely Lo-foh of the land of Chin' 1:57
13 Season 2: Summer 'On the Mirror Lake three hundred lie around' 1:39
14 Season 3: Autumn 'The moon is above the city of Chang-an' 2:20
15 Season 4: Winter 'The courier will depart on the morrow for the front' 1:38
16
The fallow dear at the lonely house (Bliss) 'One without looks to-night' 2:52
17
Rich or poor (Bliss) 'With thy true love I have more wealth' 1:55
18
A child's prayer (Bliss) 'For Morn, my dome of blue' 1:37
19
Three jolly gentlemen (Bliss) 1:04
20
The hammers (Bliss) 'Noise of hammers once I heard' 1:34
21
Simples (Bliss) 'Of cool sweet dew and radiance mild' 3:17
22
'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town (Bliss) 2:21
23
At the window (Bliss) 'Vine, vine and eglatine' 1:14
24
Auvergnat (Bliss) 'There was a man was half a clown' 1:33


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