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It was only whilst serving in France that Gurney began to write poetry in earnest, serving his apprenticeship in the trenches and behind the lines. It was more difficult to write music, but he did compose a handful of songs. Amongst these, In Flanders—a setting of a poem by his boyhood friend Will Harvey—is an expression of homesickness, composed in January 1917. Both In Flanders and By a bierside were orchestrated by Howells at the behest of Sir Charles Stanford, for performance at the Royal College of Music.
from notes by Philip Lancaster © 2018
|A walk with Ivor Gurney|
Dame Sarah Connolly performs Ivor Gurney's wonderful orchestral songs in a programme that also includes some of Vaughan Williams's most poignant choral works and a new tribute to Gurney by Judith Bingham.» More
|English Orchestral Songs|
‘Maltman captures the almost unbearably poignant feeling of these [Gurney] songs’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Singing of distinction and a programme of remarkable strength. Hyperion is on to a winner here’ (Yorkshire Post)» More