Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Lord! I Married Me a Wife
Benjamin Britten 1:18
2 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: She's Like the Swallow
Benjamin Britten 2:44
3 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Lemady
Benjamin Britten 1:27
4 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Bonny at Morn
Benjamin Britten 3:17
5 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Benjamin Britten 2:19
6 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Benjamin Britten 3:05
7 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: The False Knight upon the Road
Benjamin Britten 3:40
8 Eight Folk Song Arrangements for High Voice and Harp: Bird Scarer's Song
Benjamin Britten 1:03
9 The Holly and the Ivy
Benjamin Britten 3:18
10 King Herod and the Cock
Benjamin Britten 2:01
11 The Twelve Apostles
Benjamin Britten 6:11
12 The Bitter Withy
Benjamin Britten 5:12
13 Orchestral Arrangements: Le roi s’en va - t’en chasses
Benjamin Britten 2:10
14 Orchestral Arrangements: Fileuse
Benjamin Britten 1:39
15 Orchestral Arrangements: Eho! Eho!
Benjamin Britten 1:51
16 Orchestral Arrangements: La belle est un jardin d’amour
Benjamin Britten 2:29
17 Orchestral Arrangements: Quand j’etais chez mon pere
Benjamin Britten 1:54
18 Orchestral Arrangements: The Salley Gardens (string orchestration)
Benjamin Britten 2:49
19 Orchestral Arrangements: Little Sir William
Benjamin Britten 2:54
20 Orchestral Arrangements: The Bonny Earl o’ Moray
Benjamin Britten 2:39
21 Orchestral Arrangements: O Can Ye Sew Cushions
Benjamin Britten 2:14
22 Orchestral Arrangements: Oliver Cromwell
Benjamin Britten 0:41
23 Orchestral Arrangements: The Plough Boy
Benjamin Britten 1:59
24 Orchestral Arrangements: O Waly, Waly
Benjamin Britten 3:22
25 Orchestral Arrangements: Come You not From Newcastle
Benjamin Britten 1:13
26 Orchestral Arrangements: The Salley Gardens (orchestration for strings, bassoon and harp)
Benjamin Britten 2:40

Credits

CD 1

piano:
David Owen Norris (tracks 10–12)
harp:
Osian Ellis (Welsh harpist and composer) (tracks 1–8)
additional lyricist:
Osian Ellis (Welsh harpist and composer) (track 6)
arranger:
Benjamin Britten (tracks 1–26)
baritone vocals:
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) (tracks 13–18)
Graham Titus (track 9)
choir vocals:
BBC Singers (professional chamber choir of the BBC) (track 9)
The Wenhaston Boys Choir (tracks 10–12)
composer:
David Owen (Welsh harpist, 1712–1741) (track 6)
William Shield (track 23)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 19–22, 24–25)
conductor:
Christopher Barnett (tracks 10–12)
Steuart Bedford (tracks 13–26)
Simon Joly (track 9)
engineer:
Alan Driedger (track 9)
Mike Hatch (engineer/editor) (track 9)
lyricist:
John Ceiriog Hughes (Welsh poet, 1832–1887) (track 6)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Judith Harris (Mezzo-soprano) (track 9)
orchestra:
Royal Northern Sinfonia (tracks 13–26)
orchestrator:
Benjamin Britten (tracks 19–25)
producer:
Michael Emery (track 9)
John H. West (classical engineer/producer) (track 9)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Feaviour (track 9)
tenor vocals:
Vernon Kirk (English tenor) (track 9)
Philip Langridge (tracks 1–8, 10–12, 19–26)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 5)
publisher:
Faber Music (1962) (track 11)
recorded at:
Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom (1995-01-21 – 1995-01-22) (tracks 10–12)
St. Giles’ Cripplegate in London, England, United Kingdom (1995-02-20 – 1995-02-25) (tracks 1–8)
St. Giles’ Cripplegate in London, England, United Kingdom (1995-03-20 – 1995-03-21) (tracks 1–8)
All Saints Church (Gosforth, Newcastle) in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom (1995-03-31) (tracks 13–26)
St. Paul's Church (Knightsbridge) in London, England, United Kingdom (1995-06-09) (track 9)
arrangement of:
Folksong Arrangements, Volume I: The Salley Gardens (Britten arrangement) (tracks 18, 26)
The Plough Boy (track 23)
is based on:
later translated versions:
part of:
recording of:
Folksong Arrangements, Volume I: Little Sir William (Britten arrangement) (track 19)
Folksong Arrangements, Volume I: Oliver Cromwell (Britten arrangement) (track 22)
Folksong Arrangements, Volume III: O Waly, Waly (Britten arrangement) (track 24)
Folksong Arrangements, Volume III: The Plough Boy (Britten arrangement) (track 23)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Britten) (track 9)
version of:

Release

liner notes: Keith Anderson (Naxos related liner notes writer)
ASIN: US: B0009SQC8M [info]
discography entry: http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.557222 [info]

Release Group

part of: The English Song Series (Naxos) (number: 13)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001837496 [info]