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Great British Tenors

Great British Tenors

Catalog Number: HTG286
Label: Heritage
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $14.99

Great British Tenors

Commercial recording arrived at the ideal time to capture a golden age of British tenor singing. A range of distinctive qualities had developed in the 19th century " firm yet elegant tone, emphasis on text and on clarity of diction " that characterised the British tenor voice. The worlds of opera, operetta, oratorio and popular song nourished the tradition and benefited from the succession of fine voices the country produced. The recordings presented here capture some of the most important voices of the early 20th century, and demonstrate the range of musical styles in which the British tenor sound could flourish.

TRACK LISTING:
Maud Valerie White: To Mary - Ben Davies
Purcell (ed. and arr. Duncan): The Knotting Song - John Coates
Quilter: Love's Philosophy and O mistress mine - Gerwase Elwes
Wagner: Winter storms have waned (Sigmund's Love Song - Die Walkure, Act I) - Walter Hyde
Leoncavallo: On with the motley (I Pagliacci) - Frank Mullings
Schubert: Who is Sylvia? Op. 106 No. 4 - John McCormack
Lehar: A heart as pure as gold (Frederica) - Joseph Hislop
Mendelssohn: Then shall the righteous (Elijah) - Parry Jones
Warlock: As ever I saw - Parry Jones
Liza Lehmann: Ah! Moon of my delight (In a Paradise Garden) - Hubert Eisdell
Coleridge-Taylor: Onaway! Awake, Beloved! (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast) - Tudor Davies
Wallace: Yes! Let me like a soldier fall! (Maritana, Act II) - Walter Widdop
Lehar: Patiently smiling (The Land of Smiles) - Derek Oldham
Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond (Songs of Travel) - Heddle Nash
Vaughan Williams: Song of the Road (Hugh the Drover) - James Johnston
Coleridge-Taylor: Eleanore, Op. 37 No. 6 - Henry Wendon
Bizet: Flower Song (Carmen, Act II) - Webster Booth
Sullivan: Take a pair of sparkling eyes (The Gondoliers) - Webster Booth
Schubert: Im Fruhling, D. 882 and Auf der Bruck, D. 853 - Peter Pears
German: The English Rose (Merrie England) - David Lloyd
Massenet: As I closed my eyes (Manon, Act II) - Walter Midgley
Trad: The foggy, foggy dew and The briery bush Richard Lewis Total time: 78 minutes