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This Wing
Gerald Finzi / Ralph Vaughan Williams / Benjamin Britten / Roger Quilter
Yves Saelens / Inge Spinette

This Wing'd Hour, Song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Britten & Finzi

CD | Phaedra | 5412327292276 | PH 292027 | 03-14

About the album

The four composers on this CD, though they each have their own individuality, nevertheless have a lot more in common
than the period in which they wrote these song cycles, the first half of the 20th century. Most noticeable,
perhaps, is their Englishness. Naturally this is not as evident in their instrumental music (although there is some justification in affirming the Englishness of all of Vaughan Williams’s music). But it is obvious in their vocal music,
and it is so striking in their song writing that their songs (including the ones on this CD) have had a hard time getting
known outside English speaking countries. Appreciating them depends to a considerable extent on familiarity with the English language, which these four composers set with great sensitivity. In the case of the first three, this sensitivity
must owe something—or perhaps a great deal—to their thorough knowledge and great love of the English folk song.
However, these song cycles are definitely art songs, set to sophisticated poetry, and though their vocal lines are
idiomatic, many are quite demanding.

 

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Als Opern und Liedsänger ist der belgische Tenor Yves Saelens auf zahlreichen Festivals in Europa und auf den Bühnen in Leipzig, Weimar, Paris, Brüssel, Luxemburg oder auch Toronto zu hören.

Auf seiner neuesten CD singt Yves Saelens englische Liederzyklen.
Roger Quilter: To Julia
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: The House of Life
Gerald Finzi:  Let us Garlands Bring
Benjamin Britten:  On this Island
 

Tracklisting
    • 1
      To Julia, Op.8
      Prelude
       
      00:49
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 2
      To Julia, Op.8
      The Bracelet
       
      02:01
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 3
      To Julia, Op.8
      The Maiden Blush
       
      01:50
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 4
      To Julia, Op.8
      To Daisies
       
      02:19
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 5
      To Julia, Op.8
      The Night Piece
       
      01:41
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 6
      To Julia, Op.8
      Julia’s Hair
       
      01:46
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 7
      To Julia, Op.8
      Interlude
       
      00:24
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 8
      To Julia, Op.8
      Cherry Ripe
       
      02:14
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 9
      The House of Life
      Love-­?sight
       
      03:40
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 10
      The House of Life
      Silent Noon
       
      04:11
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 11
      The House of Life
      Love’s Minstrels
       
      04:26
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 12
      The House of Life
      Heart’s Haven
       
      02:57
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 13
      The House of Life
      Death In Love
       
      04:15
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 14
      The House of Life
      Love’s Last Gift
       
      03:41
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 15
      Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
      Come Away, Come Away, Death
       
      03:18
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 16
      Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
      Who is Silvia?
       
      01:25
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 17
      Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
      Fear No More The Heat O’The Sun
       
      04:49
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 18
      Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
      O Mistress Mine
       
      01:53
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 19
      Let us Garlands bring, Op. 18
      It Was A Lover And His Lass
       
      02:41
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 20
      On this Island, Op. 11
      Let The Florid Music Praise!
       
      03:48
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 21
      On this Island, Op. 11
      Now The Leaves Are Falling Fast
       
      02:01
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 22
      On this Island, Op. 11
      Seascape
       
      02:08
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 23
      On this Island, Op. 11
      Nocturne
       
      04:00
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
    • 24
      On this Island, Op. 11
      As It Is, Plenty
       
      01:30
      Composer: Finzi, Gerald, Vaughan Williams, Ralph, Britten, Benjamin, Roger Quilter
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