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English Romantic Madrigals - Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough

English Romantic Madrigals - Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough

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1 Sing we and chaunt it[1'02]Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
2 Light of my soul[3'20]Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
3 Summer is y' coming in[1'01]Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
Sophie Edwards (soprano), Frances Stafford (soprano), Leilani Barratt (alto), Tom Robson (tenor), Ciaran Walshe (bass), Stephen W Salts (bass)
4 Great god of love[2'30]Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
5 Lay a garland[3'16]Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856)
6My love is fair[2'53]Henry Leslie (1822-1896)
 Sophie Edwards (soprano), Leilani Barratt (alto), Tom Robson (tenor), Ciaran Walshe (bass), Stephen W Salts (bass)
7 Thine eyes so bright[5'54]Henry Leslie (1822-1896)
8 Disappointment  Ye shepherds, give ear to my lay[4'58]Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
9 Dry your sweet cheek[3'37]Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
10 Like as a ship[5'03]Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
11 The castle by the sea  Hast thou seen that lordly castle?[6'48]Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
12 Flora's Queen  Room! Room! For Flora’s Queen![5'15]Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
13 Lady on the silver throne[3'44]Arthur Murray Goodhart (1866-1941)
14 To her beneath whose steadfast star[5'34]Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
15 Who can dwell with greatness![3'06]Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
16 La belle dame sans merci  O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms?[8'08]Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
17 God and the universe  Will my tiny spark of being wholly vanish in your deeps and heights?  (No 2 of Songs of Faith, Op 97)[5'36]Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
18On Time Op 142  Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race[6'20]Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


The church music of Victorian England has always retained a secure foothold; not so the secular part-songs recorded here. Written to complement the Elizabethan madrigals which were then being rediscovered and performed, an unjustly neglected corner of the English vocal repertoire is revitalized by Rupert Gough and Royal Holloway Choir.



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