Pike, David: baritone & Trüb, Isabelle: piano
Whither must I wander? English Songs
- Type CD
- Label Signum Classics
- UPC 0635212031421
- Catalog number SIGCD 314
- Release date 01 December 2012
About the album
Centred around Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, this collection of English song brings together three now influential figures in the world of British music – Vaughan Williams, his contemporary (in age rather than compositional approach) Roger Quilter, and the younger Gerald Finzi (whose work Let us Garlands Bring was composed to mark Vaughan Williams' 70th birthday). The texts used are drawn from a variety of source: from traditional 'Dorset' songs, through settings of Shakespere, to the central song-cycle of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Baritone David John Pike has a widely varied repertoire covering early music, oratorio, symphonic, opera and commissioned works. In his native Canada, in the UK and across Europe, he has worked with leading ensembles including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Philharmonic and the Schweizerkammerchor under the direction of Christophers, Dutoit, Jurowski, Marriner, Mehta, Rattle and Zinman. He now has a growing reputation as an operatic and concert soloist.
11Songs of Travel The Vagebond
12Songs of Travel Let Beauty Awake
13Songs of Travel The Roadside Fire
14Songs of Travel Youth and Love
15Songs of Travel In Dreams
16Songs of Travel The Infinite shining Heavens
17Songs of Travel Whither must i wander?
18Songs of Travel Bright is the ring of words
19Songs of Travel I have trod the upward and the downward slope
110Mystical Songs I got me flowers
111Mystical Songs Love bade me welcome
112Mystical Songs The Call
113Let us garlands bring. Op. 18 Come away, come away, death
114Let us garlands bring. Op. 18 Who is Silvia?
115Let us garlands bring. Op. 18 Fear no more the heat 'o the sun
116Let us garlands bring. Op. 18 O Mistress Mine
117Let us garlands bring. Op. 18Three Shakespere Songs. Op. 6 It was a lover and his lass
118Shakespere Songs. Op. 6 Come away death
119Shakespere Songs. Op. 6 O Mistress Mine
120Shakespere Songs. Op. 6 Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind
123Blackmwore by the Stour