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

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

Leighton Earth, Sweet Earth…(laudes terrae) and Britten Winter Words
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 329
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  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - I. Prelude – There was no thought
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    11:27
    $7.20
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - II. Inversnaid
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano

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

    04:58
    $2.40
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - III. Contemplation – In the snow
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano

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

    05:08
    $4.80
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - IV. The Ashtree
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    02:12
    $2.40
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - V. Binsey Poplars
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    05:31
    $4.80
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VI. Hurrahing in Harvest
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    03:25
    $2.40
  • Earth, Sweet Earth (Laudes Terrae), Op. 94 - VII. Ribblesdale
    Composer(s) Kenneth Leighton
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    07:42
    $4.80
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - I. At Day-close in November
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    01:33
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - II. Midnight on the Great Western
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    05:18
    $4.80
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - III. Wagtail and Baby
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    02:08
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - IV. The Little Old Table
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    01:24
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - V. The Choirmaster’s Burial
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    04:21
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - VI. Proud Songsters ‘Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales’
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano

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

    01:04
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - VII. At the Railway Station, Upway
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenorAnna Tilbrook - piano

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

    03:34
    $2.40
  • Winter Words, Op. 52 - VIII. Before Life and After
    Composer(s) Benjamin Britten
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano

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

    03:47
    $2.40

Total running time: 63 minutes.

Album information

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.

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.