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Three Belloc songs

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

 
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

Recordings

Warlock: Songs
CDH55442Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
On this Island
CDA67227Archive Service
The Power of Love
CDA67888Composers of World War I
A Treasury of English Song
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP30Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Details

No 1: Ha'nacker Mill  Sally is gone that was so kindly
Track 25 on CDH55442 [2'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: The night  Most Holy Night, that still dost keep
Track 2 on CDA67227 [1'53] Archive Service
Track 20 on CDA67888 [2'11] Composers of World War I
Track 26 on CDH55442 [2'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: My own country  I shall go without companions
Track 1 on CDA67227 [2'15] Archive Service
Track 27 on CDH55442 [2'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 25 on HYP30 [2'15] Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67888 track 20

The night
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-88820
Duration
2'11
Recording date
17 December 2010
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The Power of Love (CDA67888)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: February 2012
    Composers of World War I
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