The Frostbound Wood: British Songs by Warlock Howells, Howard and Roe

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The 20th Century composers Peter Warlock, Herbert Howells, Michael Howard and Betty Roe were all inspired by the music of their country, both in the words they set in song and the music they composed. Tim Travers Brown, accompanied by Jeremy Filsell, explore the counter-tenor’s role in British songwriting. Whilst Roe and Howard wrote specifically with the counter-tenor voice in mind, Warlock and Howells did not, providing the counter-tenor with a fantastic opportunity to highlight some of their best works in a new perspective.

This programme forms a delicate balance between modern styles and historical influences featuring the songs ‘My Little Sweet Darling’ and ‘The Night’ by Peter Warlock, ‘The Painted Rose’ by Michael Howard, ‘When the Dew is Falling’ by Herbert Howells and ‘Noble Numbers’ by Betty Roe.

 
SKU: SIGCD161

Tim Travers-Brown, counter tenor
Jeremy Filsell, piano

Release date:30th Mar 2009
Order code:SIGCD161
Barcode: 635212016121

The Observer, July 2009

Tim Travers-Brown sings with a sinewy grace throughout and Jeremy Filsell accompanies with mercurial charm.

  1. The Frostbound Wood – My Little Sweet Darling – Peter Warlock –
  2. – Take, O Take Those Lips Away – Peter Warlock –
  3. – And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? – Peter Warlock –
  4. – Sleep – Peter Warlock –
  5. – The Droll Lover – Peter Warlock –
  6. – Mourn No More – Peter Warlock –
  7. – My Own Country – Peter Warlock –
  8. The Painted Rose – The Painted Rose – Michael Howard –
  9. – So By My Singing Am I Comforted – Michael Howard –
  10. – Before Sleep – Michael Howard –
  11. – David?s Lament for Johnathan – Michael Howard –
  12. Three Middle English Songs – A Hymn to the Virgin – Michael Howard –
  13. – May in the Grenewode – Michael Howard –
  14. – This Worldes Joie – Michael Howard –
  15. Mrs. MacQueen – –
  16. When the Dew is Falling – Herbert Howells –
  17. Full Moon – Herbert Howells –
  18. Noble Numbers – To His Saviour, a Child; a Present, by a Child – Betty Roe –
  19. – To God; An anthem sung before the King in the chapel at Whitehall – Betty Roe –
  20. – To God – Betty Roe –
  21. – To His Angrie God – Betty Roe –
  22. – To His Sweet Saviour – Betty Roe –
  23. My Gostly Fader – Peter Warlock –
  24. The Frostbound Wood – Peter Warlock –
  25. Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock –
  26. The Night – Peter Warlock –