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 Offer,Donald Swann: Songs

Christopher Glynn (piano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo), John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

this is a continually fascinating and diverse selection...The real star of the show is Christopher Glynn, for whom the project has evidently been a labour of love. The detail and colour of his... More…
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    July 2017

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Contents

Swann, D: A collection of songs

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  • Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano)

I. The licorice fields at Pontefract

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II. Margate 1940

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III. Senex

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IV. A subaltern's love song

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Swann, D: Five colourisations of Emily Dickinson

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I. Farewell

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II. I died for Beauty

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III. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

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IV. Dying

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V. I had no time to Hate

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Swann, D: Two sonnets by Edna St Vincent Millay

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I. And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you

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II. Thou famished grave, I will not fill thee yet

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Swann, D: Stopping by woods

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  • Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Swann, D: Two poems by Thomas Hardy

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I. Thoughts of Phena

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II. Before life and after

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Swann, D: Four lyrics from In memoriam

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  • John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano), Roderick Williams (baritone)

II. Be near me when my light is low

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III. Oh yet we trust that somehow good

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IV. The wish

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I. There rolls the deep

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Swann, D: Two poems by Christina Rossetti

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I. When I am dead, my dearest

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II. A better resurrection

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Swann, D: Dark rose of my heart

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Swann, D: An invite to eternity

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Swann, D: Two poems by Oscar Wilde

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I. The harlot’s house

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Swann, D: Six songs to poems by William Blake

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I. The Garden of Love

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II. Ah! Sun-flower!

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III. The sick Rose

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IV. The Angel

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V. The Fly

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VI. Proverb

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Swann, D: Ya vas lyubil 'I loved you once'

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Swann, D: She is all harmony, all wonder

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Swann, D: Some people's dreams

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  • Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Swann, D: Marguerite

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Swann, D: A red, red rose

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Swann, D: It was a lover, and his lass

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Swann, D: See, dearest, how the rose

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Swann, D: Arcades

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Swann, D: We'll go no more a-roving

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Swann, D: Longing

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Swann, D: Oh, why are the roses so pale?

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Swann, D: Old songs of lost love

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Swann, D: In the mist

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Swann, D: Raiders' dawn

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  • John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Swann, D: The youth of the heart

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  • Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Swann, D: He wishes for the cloths of heaven

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  • Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Swann, D: The road goes ever on

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  • Roderick Williams (baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

IX. Bilbo’s last song

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