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CHAN 10935
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Sullivan - Songs
Release Date: February 2017
Originally recorded in 2016
Solo soprano †
Mary Bevan
Solo tenor *
Ben Johnson
Solo bass-baritone ‡
Ashley Riches
Solo piano
David Owen Norris
Producer
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer (assistant)
Rosanna Fish
Venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

Five Shakespeare Songs (1863-64)

13:41
Words by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
1.
Sign no more, ladies (dedicated to Sims Reeves) *
2:39
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Risoluto
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Orpheus with his lute (dedicated to Louisa Crampton) †
3:37
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Allegro moderato`
3.
O mistress mine (dedicated to Charles Santley) ‡
2:06
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Allegretto
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The Willow Song (dedicated to Mme. Sainton-Dolby) †
2:55
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Andante
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Rosalind (dedicated to W.H. Cummings) *
2:23
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Andante non troppo lento
6.

Love laid his sleepless head (1874) †

2:57
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from incidental music to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Words by Algernon Charles Swinbourne (1837-1909)
Dedicated to his friend, the Honourable Eliot Yorke
Andante
7.

Nel ciel seren (1871) *

3:56
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(Venetian Serenade)
from incidental music to The Merchant of Venice
Words by Francesco Rizzelli (date?)
Andante con moto
8.

Where the bee sucks (1861) †

1:49
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from incidental music to The Tempest
Words by William Shakespeare
Allegro vivace e gioioso
9.

I wish to tune my quivering lyre (1868) ‡

6:38
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Ode
Words by Anacreon (c.582 - c. 485 BC)
Translated by George Gordon Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Composed for Charles Santley
Allegro moderato e maestoso - Tranquillo - Animato.
10.

Sweet Day (1864) †

3:26
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Words altered from George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Dedicated to Mrs Goldschmidt (Jenny Lind)
Andante tranquillo
11.

Arabian Love Song (1866) *

2:35
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Words by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Dedicated to Frederic Clay
Allegretto - Lento - Tempo I
12.

Birds in the night (1869) †

4:00
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A Lullaby
Tune from the comic opera Cox and Box (1866)
New words by Lionel H. Lewin (1848 - 1874)
Allegro animato - Andante cantabile, non troppo lento - Tempo I
13.

A life that lives for you (1870) ‡

3:27
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Words by Lionel H. Lewin (1848 - 1874)
Allegro animato - Andante cantabile, non troppo lento - Tempo I
14.

Once again (1872) *

3:43
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Ballad
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed expressly for Mr Sims Reeves
Andante espressivo
15.

Golden Days (1872) ‡

2:18
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Ballad
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed for Janet Monach Patey
Andante
16.

Guinevere! (1872) †

6:16
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Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed for and dedicated to Thérèse Tietjens
Moderato - Un poco più vivo - Più tranquillo - Andante con espressione
17.

None but I can say (1872) ‡

2:53
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Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Dedicated to Cornélie D'Ankara
Moderato - Un poco più lento - [Tempo I] - Un poco più lento
18.

O Israel (1855) †

3:21
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Sacred Song
Words from the Book of Hosea
Dedicated to Mrs Cunningham V. Bridgman
Adagio
19.

St Agnes' Eve (1879) †

4:43
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Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
Dedicated to Frances Ronalds
Andante, non troppo lento - Con anima - [Tempo I] - Con anima - Più vivo, agitato - Quasi recitativo - Andante un poco vivo - Animato
20.

Edward Gray (1880) ‡

4:28
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Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Moderato - Un poco più lento - Andante
21.

What does little birdie say? (1867) †

2:43
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Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Allegretto
22.

O swallow, swallow (1900) *

2:43
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Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Allegretto con moto
23.

Tears, idle tears (1900) ‡

4:08
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Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Andante molto espressivo

The Window; or, the Song of the Wrens (1870) *

27:10
Song Cycle
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
24.
I
On the Hill
3:30
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Allegro vivace e poco agitato - Un poco più lento - Tempo I
25.
II
At the Window
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Allegretto con molta tenerezza
26.
III
Gone!
2:15
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Andantino quasi Allegretto
27.
IV
Winter
1:51
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Allegro comodo ma vivace - Risoluto - [Tempo I]
28.
V
Spring
2:07
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Allegro scherzando - Più lento - Tempo I - Più lento
29.
VI
The Letter
2:44
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Andante con molto tenerezza
30.
VII
No Answer
3:00
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Allegro molto e agitato - Più animato - Tempo I - Con energia - Più animato
31.
VIII
No Answer
2:29
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Andante espressivo
32.
IX
The Answer
1:29
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Andante - Risoluto - Allegro
33.
X
When?
1:31
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Allegro molto
34.
XI
Marriage Morning
3:17
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Andante con moto - Più vivo - Con anima
35.

Bid me at least goodbye (1894) ‡

2:54
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for the play An Old Jew by Sidney Grundy (1848-1914)
Andante moderato - Più lento - Tempo I - Un poco più lento
36.

E tu nol sai (1889) *

3:37
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Serenata
for the play The Profligate by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)
Original words by Gian Andrea Mazzucato (dates?)
Allegretto moderato
37.

Ich möchte hinaus es jauchzen (1859) ‡

1:53
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Words by August Corrodi (1826-1885)
Dedicated to Rosamund Barnett
Allegretto
38.

Lied mit Thränen halb geschrieben (1861) *

1:48
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Words by Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Andante espressivo
39.

Oh! ma charmante (1872) ‡

2:46
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Romance
Words by Victor Marie Hugo (1802--1885)
Dediée à Madame [Juliette] Conneau
Allegretto moderato - Un poco più lento
40.

I would I were a King (1878) ‡

2:44
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Words by Victor Marie Hugo
Translated by Sir Alexander Cockburn (1802-1880)
Dedicated to Prince Leopold
Allegro con brio
41.

Sad Memories (1869) †

4:13
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Words by Charles James Rowe (dates?)
Andante
42.

Ever (1869) †

2:58
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Words by Clara Sophia Jessup Bloomfield-Moore (1826-1899)
Andante
43.

Mary Morison (1874) ‡

3:18
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Words by Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Andante espressivo
44.

Old Love Letters (1879) †

4:22
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Words by Samuel Kennedy Cowan (1850-1918)
Dedicated to Frances Ronalds
Allegretto grazioso
45.

County Guy (1867) ‡

2:44
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Words from Quentin Durward (1835) by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Dedicated to The Lady Alexina Duff
Andantino
46.

Sweethearts (1875) †‡

4:22
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Duet
Words by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Allegretto - Slower
Total time: 144:31
Solo: Mary Bevan soprano †
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor *
Solo: Ashley Riches bass-baritone ‡
Solo: David Owen Norris piano
15 and 16 April (Mary Bevan and Ashley Riches) & 16 and 17 May (Ben Johnson) 2016

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COMPACT DISC 1
Songs

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

Five Shakespeare Songs (1863-64)

13:41
Words by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
1.
Sign no more, ladies (dedicated to Sims Reeves) *
2:39
Risoluto
2.
Orpheus with his lute (dedicated to Louisa Crampton) †
3:37
Allegro moderato`
3.
O mistress mine (dedicated to Charles Santley) ‡
2:06
Allegretto
4.
The Willow Song (dedicated to Mme. Sainton-Dolby) †
2:55
Andante
5.
Rosalind (dedicated to W.H. Cummings) *
2:23
Andante non troppo lento
6.

Love laid his sleepless head (1874) †

2:57
from incidental music to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Words by Algernon Charles Swinbourne (1837-1909)
Dedicated to his friend, the Honourable Eliot Yorke
Andante
7.

Nel ciel seren (1871) *

3:56
(Venetian Serenade)
from incidental music to The Merchant of Venice
Words by Francesco Rizzelli (date?)
Andante con moto
8.

Where the bee sucks (1861) †

1:49
from incidental music to The Tempest
Words by William Shakespeare
Allegro vivace e gioioso
9.

I wish to tune my quivering lyre (1868) ‡

6:38
Ode
Words by Anacreon (c.582 - c. 485 BC)
Translated by George Gordon Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Composed for Charles Santley
Allegro moderato e maestoso - Tranquillo - Animato.
10.

Sweet Day (1864) †

3:26
Words altered from George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Dedicated to Mrs Goldschmidt (Jenny Lind)
Andante tranquillo
11.

Arabian Love Song (1866) *

2:35
Words by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Dedicated to Frederic Clay
Allegretto - Lento - Tempo I
12.

Birds in the night (1869) †

4:00
A Lullaby
Tune from the comic opera Cox and Box (1866)
New words by Lionel H. Lewin (1848 - 1874)
Allegro animato - Andante cantabile, non troppo lento - Tempo I
13.

A life that lives for you (1870) ‡

3:27
Words by Lionel H. Lewin (1848 - 1874)
Allegro animato - Andante cantabile, non troppo lento - Tempo I
14.

Once again (1872) *

3:43
Ballad
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed expressly for Mr Sims Reeves
Andante espressivo
15.

Golden Days (1872) ‡

2:18
Ballad
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed for Janet Monach Patey
Andante
16.

Guinevere! (1872) †

6:16
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Composed for and dedicated to Thérèse Tietjens
Moderato - Un poco più vivo - Più tranquillo - Andante con espressione
17.

None but I can say (1872) ‡

2:53
Words by Lionel H. Lewin
Dedicated to Cornélie D'Ankara
Moderato - Un poco più lento - [Tempo I] - Un poco più lento
18.

O Israel (1855) †

3:21
Sacred Song
Words from the Book of Hosea
Dedicated to Mrs Cunningham V. Bridgman
Adagio
19.

St Agnes' Eve (1879) †

4:43
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
Dedicated to Frances Ronalds
Andante, non troppo lento - Con anima - [Tempo I] - Con anima - Più vivo, agitato - Quasi recitativo - Andante un poco vivo - Animato
20.

Edward Gray (1880) ‡

4:28
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Moderato - Un poco più lento - Andante
21.

What does little birdie say? (1867) †

2:43
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Allegretto
22.

O swallow, swallow (1900) *

2:43
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Allegretto con moto
23.

Tears, idle tears (1900) ‡

4:08
Words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Andante molto espressivo
Total time: 80:54
COMPACT DISC 2

The Window; or, the Song of the Wrens (1870) *

27:10
Song Cycle
Words by Alred, Lord Tennyson
1.
I
On the Hill
3:30
Allegro vivace e poco agitato - Un poco più lento - Tempo I
2.
II
At the Window
2:55
Allegretto con molta tenerezza
3.
III
Gone!
2:15
Andantino quasi Allegretto
4.
IV
Winter
1:51
Allegro comodo ma vivace - Risoluto - [Tempo I]
5.
V
Spring
2:07
Allegro scherzando - Più lento - Tempo I - Più lento
6.
VI
The Letter
2:44
Andante con molto tenerezza
7.
VII
No Answer
3:00
Allegro molto e agitato - Più animato - Tempo I - Con energia - Più animato
8.
VIII
No Answer
2:29
Andante espressivo
9.
IX
The Answer
1:29
Andante - Risoluto - Allegro
10.
X
When?
1:31
Allegro molto
11.
XI
Marriage Morning
3:17
Andante con moto - Più vivo - Con anima
12.

Bid me at least goodbye (1894) ‡

2:54
for the play An Old Jew by Sidney Grundy (1848-1914)
Andante moderato - Più lento - Tempo I - Un poco più lento
13.

E tu nol sai (1889) *

3:37
Serenata
for the play The Profligate by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)
Original words by Gian Andrea Mazzucato (dates?)
Allegretto moderato
14.

Ich möchte hinaus es jauchzen (1859) ‡

1:53
Words by August Corrodi (1826-1885)
Dedicated to Rosamund Barnett
Allegretto
15.

Lied mit Thränen halb geschrieben (1861) *

1:48
Words by Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Andante espressivo
16.

Oh! ma charmante (1872) ‡

2:46
Romance
Words by Victor Marie Hugo (1802--1885)
Dediée à Madame [Juliette] Conneau
Allegretto moderato - Un poco più lento
17.

I would I were a King (1878) ‡

2:44
Words by Victor Marie Hugo
Translated by Sir Alexander Cockburn (1802-1880)
Dedicated to Prince Leopold
Allegro con brio
18.

Sad Memories (1869) †

4:13
Words by Charles James Rowe (dates?)
Andante
19.

Ever (1869) †

2:58
Words by Clara Sophia Jessup Bloomfield-Moore (1826-1899)
Andante
20.

Mary Morison (1874) ‡

3:18
Words by Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Andante espressivo
21.

Old Love Letters (1879) †

4:22
Words by Samuel Kennedy Cowan (1850-1918)
Dedicated to Frances Ronalds
Allegretto grazioso
22.

County Guy (1867) ‡

2:44
Words from Quentin Durward (1835) by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Dedicated to The Lady Alexina Duff
Andantino
23.

Sweethearts (1875) †‡

4:22
Duet
Words by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Allegretto - Slower
Total time: 65:43
Solo: Mary Bevan soprano †
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor *
Solo: Ashley Riches bass-baritone ‡
Solo: David Owen Norris piano
15 and 16 April (Mary Bevan and Ashley Riches) & 16 and 17 May (Ben Johnson) 2016




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