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The Harmonious Echo - Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan

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CHAN 20239
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
The Harmonious Echo - Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan
Digital UPC: 5059864223938

Release Date: May 2021
Originally recorded in 2020
Solo soprano †
Mary Bevan
Solo mezzo-soprano §
Kitty Whately
Solo tenor ‡
Ben Johnson
Solo bass-baritone *
Ashley Riches
Solo piano
David Owen Norris
Producer
Jonathan Cooper
Engineer assistant (30 November 2020)
Patrick Friend
Venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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The Harmonious Echo

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

1.

King Henry's Song (1877) *

2:23
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('Youth will needs have dalliance')
with Chorus ad libitum
from incidental music to Henry VIII (1613)
by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625)
Andante moderato
Recording sponsored by Martin Yates
2.

The Lady of the Lake (1864) †

3:25
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from Kenilworth, 'A Masque of the Days of Queen Elizabeth', Op.4
(or The Masque at Kenilworth) (1864)
Libretto by Henry Forthergill Chorley (1808-1872)
Allegro grazioso
3.

I heard the nightingale (1863) ‡

2:59
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Dedicated to his Friend Captain C.J. Ottley
Allegretto moderato
4.

Over the roof (1864) †

3:04
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from the opera The Sapphire Nacklace, or the False Heiress
Libretto by Henry Fothergill Chorley
Allegretto moderato
Recording sponsored by Michael Symes
5.

Will He Come? (1865) §

4:05
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Dedicated to The Lady Katherine Coke
Composed expressly for Madame Sainton Dolby
Moderato e tranquillo - Quasi Recitativo -
Tranquillo un poco più lento
Recording sponsored by Michael Tomlinson
6.

Give (1867) †

4:56
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Composed and affectionately dedicated to Mrs Helmore
Allegretto - Un poco più lento - Lento
Recording sponsored by John Thrower
in memory of Simon and Brenda Walton
7.

Thous art weary (1874) §

5:00
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Allegro vivace e agitato - Più lento -
Allegro Tempo I - Più lento - Allegro. Tempo I -
Stringendo il tempo - Più lento - Slower
8.

The moon in silent brightness (1868) ‡

2:21
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Serenade
Andante quasi Allegretto
Recording sponsored by Robin Gordon Powell
9.

O fair dove! O fond dove! (1868) §

4:35
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To Miss Rachel Scott Russell
Allegro moderato - Un poco più lento -
Tempo I - Un poco più lento - Tempo I - Andante
Recording sponsored by William Parry
10.

The snow lies white (1868) ‡

3:04
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('It's O my love, my love!")
Dedicated to The Lady Edith Ferguson
Composed expressly for Mr Sims Reeves
Allegro moderato - Un poco meno mosso -
Animato - Un poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Recording sponsored by Clifton Coles
11.

Looking Back (1870) *

4:34
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Composed expressly for and dedicated to Madame Trebelli
[ ] - Un poco più lento e con molta tenerezza - Très largement
Recording sponsored by Christopher O'Brien
12.

Looking Forward (1873) *

6:32
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Sequel to Looking Back
Allegro moderato - Quasi Recitativo - A tempo Allegro -
Più tranquillo - Lento, con molto espressione
Recording sponsored by William Parry
13.

The Maiden's Story (1867) ‡

4:19
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Composed and dedicated to Mrs Quintin Twiss
Allegro moderato - A tempo più lento - Più lento
14.

Living Poems (1874) §

3:42
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Dedicated to the Countess of Shrewsbury
Composed expressly for Miss Edith Wynne
Allegretto non troppo vivo - Un poco più lento
15.

The Sailor's Grave (1872) †

4:57
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Moderato - Maestoso
Recording sponsored by Jamie Findlay
16.

Let me dream again (1875) §

4:57
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Composed expressly for Madame Christine Nilsson
Andante espressivo - Un poco più lento -
[Tempo I] - Un poco più lento
Recording sponsored by Steven Skinner
17.

Other Days (late 1890s) *

3:04
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Allegretto - A tempo un poco lento - Tempo I
Recording sponsored by Doreen Harris
18.

Little Maid of Arcadee (1871) §

2:54
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from the operetta Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old
Libretto by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Allegretto moderato
Recording sponsored by Andrew Crowther
19.

The Distant Shore (1874) §

4:32
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Allegro comodo - Animato - Slower
Recording sponsored by Nicio Vega Jr
20.

The love that loves me not (1875) ‡

3:07
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Dedicated to Mrs D.B. Grant
Andante moderato ed espressivo
Recording sponsored by Valerie Bailey
21.

A Shadow (1884) ‡

3:58
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Composed expressly for Madame Patey
Andante - Più vivo - Lento come prima
22.

The Lost Chord (1877) §

4:15
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Andante moderato - Grandioso
Recording sponsored by Elaine Richardson
23.

The Absent-Minded Beggar (1899)

5:44
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with Chorus ad libitum
Allegro moderato ed energico. Tempo di Marcia - Tempo giusto
Recording sponsored by Rev. Peter S. Gale
Total time: 92:27
Solo: Mary Bevan soprano †
Solo: Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano §
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor ‡
Solo: Ashley Riches bass-baritone *
Solo: David Owen Norris piano
The four soloists assume the part of Chorus where indicated.
10 and 11 August (Kitty Wahtely, Ben Johnson, and Ashley Riches)
& 30 November (Mary Bevan) 2020

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COMPACT DISC ONE
The Harmonious Echo

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

1.

King Henry's Song (1877) *

2:23
('Youth will needs have dalliance')
with Chorus ad libitum
from incidental music to Henry VIII (1613)
by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625)
Andante moderato
Recording sponsored by Martin Yates
2.

The Lady of the Lake (1864) †

3:25
from Kenilworth, 'A Masque of the Days of Queen Elizabeth', Op.4
(or The Masque at Kenilworth) (1864)
Libretto by Henry Forthergill Chorley (1808-1872)
Allegro grazioso
3.

I heard the nightingale (1863) ‡

2:59
Dedicated to his Friend Captain C.J. Ottley
Allegretto moderato
4.

Over the roof (1864) †

3:04
from the opera The Sapphire Nacklace, or the False Heiress
Libretto by Henry Fothergill Chorley
Allegretto moderato
Recording sponsored by Michael Symes
5.

Will He Come? (1865) §

4:05
Dedicated to The Lady Katherine Coke
Composed expressly for Madame Sainton Dolby
Moderato e tranquillo - Quasi Recitativo -
Tranquillo un poco più lento
Recording sponsored by Michael Tomlinson
6.

Give (1867) †

4:56
Composed and affectionately dedicated to Mrs Helmore
Allegretto - Un poco più lento - Lento
Recording sponsored by John Thrower
in memory of Simon and Brenda Walton
7.

Thous art weary (1874) §

5:00
Allegro vivace e agitato - Più lento -
Allegro Tempo I - Più lento - Allegro. Tempo I -
Stringendo il tempo - Più lento - Slower
8.

The moon in silent brightness (1868) ‡

2:21
Serenade
Andante quasi Allegretto
Recording sponsored by Robin Gordon Powell
9.

O fair dove! O fond dove! (1868) §

4:35
To Miss Rachel Scott Russell
Allegro moderato - Un poco più lento -
Tempo I - Un poco più lento - Tempo I - Andante
Recording sponsored by William Parry
10.

The snow lies white (1868) ‡

3:04
('It's O my love, my love!")
Dedicated to The Lady Edith Ferguson
Composed expressly for Mr Sims Reeves
Allegro moderato - Un poco meno mosso -
Animato - Un poco meno mosso - Tempo I
Recording sponsored by Clifton Coles
11.

Looking Back (1870) *

4:34
Composed expressly for and dedicated to Madame Trebelli
[ ] - Un poco più lento e con molta tenerezza - Très largement
Recording sponsored by Christopher O'Brien
12.

Looking Forward (1873) *

6:32
Sequel to Looking Back
Allegro moderato - Quasi Recitativo - A tempo Allegro -
Più tranquillo - Lento, con molto espressione
Recording sponsored by William Parry
Total time: 46:58
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.

The Maiden's Story (1867) ‡

4:19
Composed and dedicated to Mrs Quintin Twiss
Allegro moderato - A tempo più lento - Più lento
2.

Living Poems (1874) §

3:42
Dedicated to the Countess of Shrewsbury
Composed expressly for Miss Edith Wynne
Allegretto non troppo vivo - Un poco più lento
3.

The Sailor's Grave (1872) †

4:57
Moderato - Maestoso
Recording sponsored by Jamie Findlay
4.

Let me dream again (1875) §

4:57
Composed expressly for Madame Christine Nilsson
Andante espressivo - Un poco più lento -
[Tempo I] - Un poco più lento
Recording sponsored by Steven Skinner
5.

Other Days (late 1890s) *

3:04
Allegretto - A tempo un poco lento - Tempo I
Recording sponsored by Doreen Harris
6.

Little Maid of Arcadee (1871) §

2:54
from the operetta Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old
Libretto by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Allegretto moderato
Recording sponsored by Andrew Crowther
7.

The Distant Shore (1874) §

4:32
Allegro comodo - Animato - Slower
Recording sponsored by Nicio Vega Jr
8.

The love that loves me not (1875) ‡

3:07
Dedicated to Mrs D.B. Grant
Andante moderato ed espressivo
Recording sponsored by Valerie Bailey
9.

A Shadow (1884) ‡

3:58
Composed expressly for Madame Patey
Andante - Più vivo - Lento come prima
10.

The Lost Chord (1877) §

4:15
Andante moderato - Grandioso
Recording sponsored by Elaine Richardson
11.

The Absent-Minded Beggar (1899)

5:44
with Chorus ad libitum
Allegro moderato ed energico. Tempo di Marcia - Tempo giusto
Recording sponsored by Rev. Peter S. Gale
Total time: 45:29
Solo: Mary Bevan soprano †
Solo: Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano §
Solo: Ben Johnson tenor ‡
Solo: Ashley Riches bass-baritone *
Solo: David Owen Norris piano
The four soloists assume the part of Chorus where indicated.
10 and 11 August (Kitty Wahtely, Ben Johnson, and Ashley Riches)
& 30 November (Mary Bevan) 2020




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