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

James Gilchrist

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

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1
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - I. Prelude – There was no thought

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - I. Prelude – There was no thought

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
11:27 Play $5.10
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Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - II. Inversnaid

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - II. Inversnaid

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
04:58 Play $1.70
3
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - III. Contemplation – In the snow

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - III. Contemplation – In the snow

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
05:08 Play $3.40
4
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - IV. The Ashtree

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - IV. The Ashtree

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
02:12 Play $1.70
5
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - V. Binsey Poplars

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - V. Binsey Poplars

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
05:31 Play $3.40
6
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VI. Hurrahing in Harvest

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VI. Hurrahing in Harvest

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
03:25 Play $1.70
7
Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VII. Ribblesdale

Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VII. Ribblesdale

Composer Kenneth Leighton
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
07:42 Play $3.40
8
Winter Words, Op. 52 - I. At Day-close in November

Winter Words, Op. 52 - I. At Day-close in November

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
01:33 Play $1.70
9
Winter Words, Op. 52 - II. Midnight on the Great Western

Winter Words, Op. 52 - II. Midnight on the Great Western

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
05:18 Play $3.40
10
Winter Words, Op. 52 - III. Wagtail and Baby

Winter Words, Op. 52 - III. Wagtail and Baby

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
02:08 Play $1.70
11
Winter Words, Op. 52 - IV. The Little Old Table

Winter Words, Op. 52 - IV. The Little Old Table

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
01:24 Play $1.70
12
Winter Words, Op. 52 - V. The Choirmaster’s Burial

Winter Words, Op. 52 - V. The Choirmaster’s Burial

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
04:21 Play $1.70
13
Winter Words, Op. 52 - VI. Proud Songsters ‘Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales’

Winter Words, Op. 52 - VI. Proud Songsters ‘Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales’

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
01:04 Play $1.70
14
Winter Words, Op. 52 - VII. At the Railway Station, Upway

Winter Words, Op. 52 - VII. At the Railway Station, Upway

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
03:34 Play $1.70
15
Winter Words, Op. 52 - VIII. Before Life and After

Winter Words, Op. 52 - VIII. Before Life and After

Composer

Benjamin Britten

Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano
03:47 Play $1.70
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Tenor James Gilchrist adds to his widely acclaimed series of albums celebrating British song with this programme by Kenneth Leighton and Benjamin Britten.  Alongside pianist Anna Tilbrook, Gilchrist excels in a programme that includes the first modern recording of Leighton's Earth, Sweet Earth and Britten's popular and touching song cycle Winter Words.

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Anna Tilbrook

Anna Tilbrook

The distinguished pianist and accompanist, Anna Tilbrook, has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Sir Willard White, Lucy Crowe and James Gilchrist. "Anna Tilbrook is excellent" (Gramophone) 
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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten, was an English composer, conductor, and pianist.
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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

English tenor James Gilchrist is a sought-after recitalist whose voice has been described as pure and sensitive with an even and beautiful tone.
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'...two profoundly beautiful twentieth-century English song-cycles performed by James Gilchrist.' International Record Review 

'His elegant voice is steady and tonally consistent over his entire range; and he uses it with grace, probing skill, and impeccable enunciation.' American Record Guide

 

Leighton's Earth, Sweet Earth was commissioned in memory of Peter Pears - tenor and life-long partner of Benjamin Britten. This is the first modern recording of this work since the original recording by Neil Mackie for whom the work was written. Earth, Sweet Earth requires astonishing virtuosity from both vocalist and pianist; the piano taking on an almost orchestral role in settings of text by Ruskin and Hopkins.

Britten wrote Winter Words for Peter Pears. Set to eight poems by Thomas Hardy, this is the composer's most popular song set. James Gilchrist emotively conveys one of Britten's favourite themes: the conflict between innocence and experience.

View the booklet in full here.
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American Record Guide
'His elegant voice is steady and tonally consistent over his entire range; and he uses it with grace, probing skill, and impeccable enunciation.'


Albion Magazine
'...he communicates the pieces with passion and conviction.'
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AudioVideoHD
"...La calidad del sonido de este disco compacto Linn es excepcional"
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'... ist ein tief berührender Zyklus, zumal er, wie 'Winter Words' imponierend und überzeugend von James Gilchrist gedeutet wird.'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...memorable accounts of Leighton's "cantata" Earth, Sweet Earth and Britten's song cycle..."
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Gramophone
"...outstandingly accomplished..."
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International Record Review
"...two profoundly beautiful twentieth-century English song-cycles performed by James Gilchrist ..."
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Opus Haute Definition
"...ces pages prennent une dimension humaine remarquable d’intensité et de ferveur...un incontournable du genre."
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Opus Haute Definition
"...these pages take on a human dimension that is remarkable for its intensity and fervor...[this] perfect sound recording, is a must."
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MusicWeb International
"James Gilchrist's singing and Anna Tilbrook's piano accompaniments are all that can be wished for."
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
"His enunciation is superb, his melodic phrasing is always wonderfully musical..."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...this SACD is glowingly recommended."
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The Observer
"...this haunting disc provides a fierce elegy to our lost Eden."
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Financial Times
"...alternately visionary and lyrical."
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