Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter


ClassicsOnline Home » BUTTERWORTH, G.: Songs from A Shropshire Lad / Folk Songs from Sussex (English Song, Vol. 20) (Williams, Burnside)

BUTTERWORTH, G.: Songs from A Shropshire Lad / Folk Songs from Sussex (English Song, Vol. 20) (Williams, Burnside)

Composer(s)Butterworth, George
Artist(s) Williams, Roderick, baritone • Burnside, Iain, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.572426
Label / Series Naxos / English Song Series
Quality   320kbps
Download and Stream

One of England’s most distinctive composers, George Butterworth belonged to the generation of young men decimated in the Great War of 1914–1918. His sensitive and melancholic settings of poems from A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, with their subject matter of the futility and arbitrariness of war, are small-scale masterpieces. Of particular note are the Loveliest of Trees, describing the passing of the seasons, and the ghostly and elegiac Is my team ploughing? The Folk Songs from Sussex and settings of poems by R.L. Stevenson, Shelley and Wilde, whose subject matter revolves around flirtation, love, courtship, marriage and desertion, are no less notable for their attention to detail, linguistic nuance and delicate, economical piano


  Add to wishlist

Work/Track Title Time
BUTTERWORTH, G.: Songs from A Shropshire Lad / Folk Songs from Sussex (English Song, Vol. 20) (Williams, Burnside) 52:05   
  6 Songs from A Shropshire Lad          
      No. 1. Loveliest of trees 2:34       
      No. 2. When I was one-and-twenty 1:17       
      No. 3. Look not in my eyes 2:01       
      No. 4. Think no more, lad 1:18       
      No. 5. The lads in their hundreds 2:12       
      No. 6. Is my team ploughing? 3:21       
  11 Folk Songs from Sussex: Nos. 7-11          
      No. 7. A brisk young sailor courted me 1:48       
      No. 8. Seventeen come Sunday 1:40       
      No. 9. Roving in the dew 1:31       
      No. 10. The true lover's farewell 1:50       
      No. 11. Tarry trousers 1:01       
  Bredon Hill and Other Songs          
      No. 1. Bredon Hill 4:43       
      No. 2. O Fair enough are sky and plain 2:37       
      No. 3. When the lad for the longing sighs 1:40       
      No. 4. On the idle hill of summer 3:33       
      No. 5. With rue my heart is laden 1:38       
  I Will Make You Brooches 2:11       
  I Fear Thy Kisses 1:50       
  Requiescat 2:52       
  11 Folk Songs from Sussex: Nos. 1-6          
      No. 1. Yonder stands a lovely creature 1:23       
      No. 2. A blacksmith courted me 2:06       
      No. 3. Sowing the seeds of love 1:41       
      No. 4. A lawyer he went out one day 1:28       
      No. 5. Come my own one 1:34       
      No. 6. The cuckoo 2:16       
Total Selected Album Items ( 0 )        Sub-Total Amount ( 0 )


Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
8:08:16 AM Friday, May 29, 2015  -211-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.