Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 296
Booklet available for download
  • On Wenlock Edge
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    On Wenlock Edge

    03:31
    $2.40
  • From far, from eve and morning
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    From far, from eve and morning

    02:04
    $2.40
  • Is my team ploughing
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Is my team ploughing

    03:49
    $2.40
  • Oh, when I was in love with you
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Oh, when I was in love with you

    00:41
    $2.40
  • Bredon Hill
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Bredon Hill

    07:34
    $4.80
  • Clun
    Composer(s) Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Clun

    03:20
    $2.40
  • The Curlew
    Composer(s) Peter Warlock
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Michael Cox - flute Gareth Hulse - cor anglais Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    The Curlew

    22:08
    $12.00
  • Elegiac Sonnet
    Composer(s) Arthur Bliss
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Elegiac Sonnet

    07:36
    $4.80
  • When smoke stood up from Ludlow
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    When smoke stood up from Ludlow

    03:04
    $2.40
  • Far in a western brookland
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Far in a western brookland

    04:12
    $19.20
  • 'Tis time I think
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - piano Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    'Tis time I think

    01:11
    $2.40
  • Ludlow Fair
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    Ludlow Fair

    02:17
    $2.40
  • On the idle hill of summer
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    On the idle hill of summer

    02:58
    $2.40
  • When I was one and twenty
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    When I was one and twenty

    01:27
    $2.40
  • The Lent Lily
    Composer(s) Ivor Gurney
    Artist(s) James Gilchrist - tenor Anna Tilbrook - piano Fitzwilliam String Quartet

    The Lent Lily

    03:11
    $2.40

Total running time: 69 minutes.

Album information

James Gilchrist's second solo album with Linn Records, On Wenlock Edge, explores the works of the great English composers Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Bliss and Warlock.

Vaughan Williams, a tour de force of English song, set A.E. Housman's On Wenlock Edge following a visit with Ravel in Paris. The French influence can be clearly heard in the distinctive piano quintet accompaniment - an innovation in English song. This is a premiere recording of Gurney's masterpiece Ludlow & Teme using the composer's revised and corrected version which, after studying with Vaughan Williams, he declared to be his favourite, stating: "the alterations are simple (and striking)."

James Gilchrist has established a reputation as the leading figure in English song interpretation following his acclaimed debut recital album of Finzi songs and countless concert performances of works by Vaughan Williams, Britten and Purcell.