Songs
Peter Warlock

Songs

John Mark Ainsley / Roger Vignoles

CDH 55442 - 0034571154428

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Philip Heseltine was born in London in 1894 and in his short life won public acclaim for the songs he wrote under the pseudonym Peter Warlock. He was particularly noted for his settings of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts, and brought the most delicate sensibility of the music of that period to his compositions. Warlock was considered an authority on Elizabethan music and in the course of his life he edited over three hundred Elizabethan and Jacobean lute songs for voice and keyboard or for choir.
Rarely can these works have been so beautifully and movingly performed on record as in this celebrated album, featuring John Mark Ainsley at the peak of his considerable powers, perfectly accompanied by Roger Vignoles.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    The wind from the West Blow high, blow low
    02:47
  • 2
    To the memory of a great singer Bright is the ring of words
    01:45
  • 3
    Take, O take those lips away
    01:57
  • 4
    As ever I saw She is gentle and also wise
    01:33
  • 5
    The bayley berith the bell away The maidens came when I was in my mother's bow'r
    02:38
  • 6
    There is a lady sweet and kind
    01:41
  • 7
    Lullaby Golden slumbers kiss your eyes
    01:52
  • 8
    Sweet content Art thou poor, yet hast thou golden slumbers?
    01:37
  • 9
    Late summer The fields are full of summer still
    01:55
  • 10
    The singer In the dim light of the golden lamp
    01:19
  • 11
    Rest, sweet nymphs
    02:29
  • 12
    Sleep Come, sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving
    02:42
  • 13
    A sad song Lay a garland on my hearse
    01:46
  • 14
    In an arbour green
    01:21
  • 15
    Autumn twilight The long September evening dies
    02:49
  • 16
    Two short songs
    I held love's head
    01:22
  • 17
    Two short songs
    Thou gav'st me leave to kiss
    00:50
  • 18
    Yarmouth Fair As I rode down to Yarmouth Fair [1'56]
    01:56
  • 19
    Pretty ring time It was a lover and his lass
    01:29
  • 20
    Two songs
    A prayer to St Anthony of Padua Saint Anthony whom I bear
    01:27
  • 21
    Two songs
    The sick heart O sick heart, be at rest!
    01:52
  • 22
    Robin Goodfellow And can the physician make sick men well?
    01:33
  • 23
    Jillian of Berry For Jillian of Berry she dwells on a hill
    00:41
  • 24
    Fair and true Lovely kind, and kindly loving
    02:38
  • 25
    Three Belloc songs
    Ha'nacker Mill Sally is gone that was so kindly
    02:40
  • 26
    Three Belloc songs
    The night Most holy night, that still dost keep
    02:06
  • 27
    Three Belloc songs
    My own country I shall go without companions
    02:33
  • 28
    The first mercy Ox and ass at Bethlehem
    03:02
  • 29
    The lover's maze O be still, be still, unquiet thoughts, and rest on love's adventer
    01:42
  • 30
    Cradle song Be still, my sweet sweeting, no longer do cry
    04:05
  • 31
    Sigh no more, ladies
    01:09
  • 32
    Passing by There is a lady sweet and kind
    02:20
  • 33
    The contented lover Now sleep, and take thy rest
    01:36
  • 34
    The Fox At The Fox Inn
    03:03