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Yorkshire Fells by Peter de Wint (1784-1849)
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Track(s) taken from CDH55442
Recording details: September 1994
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1994
Total duration: 7 minutes 19 seconds

'Singer and song are ideally matched, pianist and piano part likewise, and the shade of Philip Heseltine should gain contentment' (Gramophone)

'Whether you collect tenors, English music or simply good singing, don't be without this' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is surely one of the best representations of Warlock on records' (American Record Guide)

'Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Three Belloc songs
composer
1926
author of text
No 3: from The Four Men

Introduction
The night and My own country (both 1926) were two of a group of three settings by Hilaire Belloc, a one-time Liberal MP, prolific essayist on social, political and religious topics, and versatile poet. My own country is an example of that simple strophic design that Warlock so often essayed, given breadth and fluidity by its flowing, ever-changing phraseology and subtle modulation. The night, also strophic, recalls the variegational techniques of Lilligay in its constant harmonic amplification which in turn provides a more sinister overtone to the setting’s prayerful atmosphere.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001

Other albums featuring this work
'On this Island' (CDA67227)
On this Island
'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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