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The English Song Collection

The English Song Collection

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CKD 431 (Linn Records)
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Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

1. Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge


A stunning collection of songs reminiscent of the idyllic English countryside.   more >>

CKD 296


Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)

2. Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)


A beautiful selection of Finzi song cycles with text by Thomas Hardy and other notable English poets   more >>

CKD 253


Leighton Earth, Sweet Earth…(laudes terrae) and Britten Winter Words

3. Leighton Earth, Sweet Earth…(laudes terrae) and Britten Winter Words


Includes the first modern recording of Leighton's 'Earth, Sweet Earth'   more >>

CKD 329


The Times states, '...as an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself'; James' hugely popular series of works by Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and Britten have proved this is the case. This special three album collection brings together his finest recordings to date.

‘James Gilchrist's bright, ringing tenor voice is compelling from the first note...Anna Tilbrook is an outstanding accompanist.' BBC Music Magazine

‘This is an excellent collection for lovers of English song.' The Observer

‘Gilchrist and Tilbrook are an outstandingly accomplished and sensitive modern combination.' Gramophone

‘As an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself.' The Times

'The English Song Collection' includes the premiere recording of Gurney's masterpiece Ludlow & Teme using the composer's revised and corrected version which the composer declared to be his favourite. It also includes the first modern recording of Leighton's
Earth, Sweet Earth since the original recording by Neil Mackie for whom the work was written.

All of Gilchrist's recordings with Linn have been highly acclaimed; ‘On Wenlock Edge' was a Finalist in the ‘Solo Vocal Album of the Year' category at the 2008 Gramophone Awards and ‘Oh Fair to See' was named a ‘Benchmark Recording' by BBC Music.

Pianist Anna Tilbrook displays her substantial talents as an accompanist providing flawless support to long-term performing partner James.  Also featured in this collection are Michael Cox (flute), Gareth Hulse (cor anglais) and The Fitzwilliam String Quartet.

'The English Song Collection' includes: 

Gerald Finzi: Oh Fair To SeeTill Earth OutwearsA Young Man's Exhortations
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Peter Warlock: The Curlew
Arthur Bliss: Elegiac Sonnet
Ivor Gurney: Ludlow & Teme
Kenneth Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth
Benjamin Britten: Winter Words

 

Release Date 2012
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02 November 2017 to 02 November 2017
England, London
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP England United Kingdom
Jill Feldman

14 November 2017 to 14 November 2017
Northern Ireland
St. John’s Kirk, St John's Pl, Perth PH1 5SZ Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

15 November 2017 to 15 November 2017
Scotland
Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BA Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

17 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
Scotland
Kelso Old Parish Church, The Butts , Kelso , TD5 7DH Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

19 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
Scotland
TBC, Haddington Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

21 November 2017 to 21 November 2017
England, London
St John’s, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA England United Kingdom
Haydn Creation

23 November 2017 to 24 November 2017
England
TBC, Hull England United Kingdom
Recitals with the Ellipsis Ensemble

01 December 2017 to 02 December 2017
Europe
TBC, Warsaw Poland Europe
Haydn The Creation

14 December 2017 to 14 October 2017
Europe
Kerkrade church, Limburg Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor,

15 December 2017 to 15 December 2017
Europe
Music Building on the IJ, 1 Piet Heinkade, 1019 BR, Amsterdam Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

16 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
Europe
Grote Kerk - Naarden, Marktstraat 13, 1411 CX Naarden, Netherlands
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

17 December 2017 to 17 December 2017
Europe
St. Martin of Tours' Church, 51 Voorstraat, 51 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

19 December 2017 to 19 December 2017
Europe
Gudulakerk Lochem, Markt, 7241 AA Lochem, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

20 December 2017 to 20 December 2017
Europe
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

22 December 2017 to 22 December 2017
Europe
Liszt Academy Concert Center, 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8. Hungary Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

23 December 2017 to 23 December 2017
Europe
Pieterskerk - Leiden, Pieterskerkhof 1A, 2311 SP Leiden, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

18 January 2018 to 21 January 2018
Europe
TBC, Galway Southern Ireland Europe
Taking part in the Galway festival

02 February 2018 to 02 February 2018
England
TBC, Oxford England United Kingdom
Recital with Anna TIlbrook

03 February 2018 to 03 February 2018
England
TBC, Bath England United Kingdom
Johannespassion

18 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
England
TBC, York England United Kingdom
Schubert die schöne Müllerin

22 February 2018 to 22 February 2018
England
TBC, Bath England United Kingdom
Concert with Florilegium