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Track(s) taken from CDA66925

As dew in Aprylle

First line:
I syng of a mayden
author of text
Sloane Manuscript, c1450

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: August 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Lucas
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: October 1996
Total duration: 1 minutes 49 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Tenebrae, Nigel Short (conductor)
St John's College Choir Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor)


'A gloriously sung collection … captures the tranquil pastoral mood of Christmas Eve. The recording could hardly be bettered' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Polyphony is superb … the most completely recommendable new issue for Christmas I've found so far' (The Independent on Sunday)

'The choir conveys Warlock's genius quite irresistibly. These are superlative performances, beautifully recorded. A first-rate production' (Organists' Review)
Peter Warlock’s pint-sized, gossamer-weighted As dew in Aprylle deserves to be much better known than it is. First published in 1924, much of its charm comes from the delicate chromaticism of the harmonisations, and the constantly changing metre—flitting mostly between five and four beats to a bar—which creates a smoothly flowing feel.

from notes by Charlotte Gardner © 2016

Other albums featuring this work

A Very English Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD902Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Christmas with St John's
Studio Master: SIGCD458Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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