Salute to Percy Grainger


Salute to Percy Grainger
Benjamin Britten; Steuart Bedford; John Eliot Gardiner
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802205
Barcode
00028948022052
Format
2-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

PERCY GRAINGER
CD 1
1 Shepherd’s Hey
2 Willow Willow
3 I’m seventeen come Sunday
4 Bold William Taylor
5 There was a pig went out to dig
6 My Robin is to green wood gone
7 Lord Maxwell’s goodnight
8 The ‘Duke of Marlborough’ fanfare
9 Let’s dance gay in green meadow
10 Scotch Strathspey and Reel
11 Two songs: The pretty maid milkin’ her cow ∙ The sprig of thyme
12 Lisbon
13 The Lost lady found
14 Shallow Brown
15 Molly on the shore
16 Shenandoah
17 Danny Boy
18 Brigg Fair
19 Green bushes

CD 2:
1 Under a bridge
2 Dollar and a half a day
3 The merry king
4 Six Dukes went a-fishin’
5 Stormy
6 The three ravens
7 Died for love
8 Country gardens
9 The power of love
10 The hunter in his career
Peter Pears, tenor
Anna Reynolds, mezzo-soprano
John Shirley Quirk,
baritone
Ambrosian Singers
Wandsworth Boys Choir
Linden Singers

Benjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford, conductors

11 The Warriors
Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (CD 1: 1-19, CD 2: 1-7, 9-10); Lennart Dehn (The Warriors)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson, Stanley Goodall (CD 1: 1-14); Kenneth Wilkinson, John Dunkerley (CD 1: 15-19, CD 2: 1-7, 9-10); Rainer Millard, Jobst Eberhardt, Stephan Flock (The Warriors)
Recording Locations: The Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, UK, December 1968 (CD 1: 1-14), November 1972 (CD 1: 15-19, CD 2: 1-3, 5-7, 9-10), March 1976 (CD 2: 4); unknown location, May 1927 (CD1: 8); All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, UK, February 1994 (The Warriors)

Reviews

* * * ‘This is an altogether delightful anthology, beautifully played and recorded by these distinguished artists … the recording is an extremely good one’ Penguin Guide

‘the enchantments remain … will surely give pleasure’ Gramophone