Songs of England
Jennifer Vyvyan; Norma Procter
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825045
Barcode
00028948250455
Format
1-CD
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ANONYMOUS: Lye still my Deare
HENRY PURCELL:
Nymphs and Shepherds
Fairest Isle
THOMAS MORLEY: Now is the Month of Maying
ANONYMOUS: I will give my Love an Apple
THOMAS ARNE:
Where the bee sucks
O ravishing Delight
TRADITIONAL:
Bobby Shaftoe
Cherry Ripe
The Sprig of Thyme
TRAD., arr. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Sweet Polly Oliver
HEAD: Foxgloves
HERBERT HOWELLS: Gavotte
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The New Ghost
HOPKINS: A Melancholy Song
QUILTER: Love’s Philosophy

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
Ernest Lush, piano

TRADITIONAL:
Lord Rendal
I’m Seventeen come Sunday
How Deep in Love am I
ANONYMOUS: O no John
TRADITIONAL:
Jan
Soldier, Soldier
ANONYMOUS: O can ye sew Cushions?

Norma Procter, contralto
Alec Redshaw, piano

FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (Vyvyan); unknown (Procter
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 27 April and 4 & 12 May 1953 (Vyvyan); Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, 21 September 1955 (Procter)
Remastering Engineer: Craig Thompson
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 2797 (Vyvyan); LW 5248 (Procter)

Reviews

‘I have no hesitation in giving pride of place this month to “Songs of England”… Miss Vyvyan is always good and often very good, Ernest Lush is an admirable partner and the recording is of excellent quality.’
Gramophone, September 1953