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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
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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

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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       
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