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Burns and beyond

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Burns and beyond / Songs of Robert Burns

  • Published by Move Records [MCD420] — 1 CD
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-4 days) — Add to Cart
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There is a certain something in the old Scotch songs, a wild happiness of thought and expression, which peculiarly marks them, not only from English songs, but also from the modern efforts of song-wrights, in our native manner and language- Robert Burns

This recording Burns and Beyond comprises a selection of songs written for voice and modern piano, and includes a performance of Percy Grainger's Three Scotch Folksongs which use ancient tunes of Scotland as inspiration. Each of these art songs, whether in Scots, English or in translation, is based on a melody and/or a poem associated with the 18th-century Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). Th is program maps an imperfect and incomplete journey through this lyric song oeuvre, but is one which highlights the richness of talent within the larger community of composers living in 19th and 20th century America, Australia, France, Germany, England and Scotland. Each song has been selected for its meritorious individuality of style, musical language and sensitivity to the inherent meaning of Burns' text.

 

Track Listing

1. Ye Banks and Braes Roger Quilter
2. A red, red rose Esther Kahn
3. Dearie Mrs H.H. Beach
4. Polly Steward Ignaz Brüll
5. Flow Gently Sweet Afton Traditional
6. The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman Traditional
7. Wee Willie Gray Claire Liddell
8. Will ye gang to the Hielands, Leezie Lindsay? - Percy Grainger
9. The Highland Balou Benjamin Britten
10. Chanson Ecossaise Maurice Ravel
11. Hochländisches Wiegenlied Robert Schumann
12. Mo Nighean Dubh * Percy Grainger
13. The Bonny Earl o' Murray Benjamin Britten
14. Si mon amour Andre Gedalge
15. Aye waukin, O! John Maxwell Geddes
16. My Heart's in the Highlands Traditional
17. O were my love yon lilac fair! Mrs H.H. Beach
18. Je dois partir Andre Gedalge
19. Willie's rare and Willie's fair John Maxwell Geddes
20. Ca' the Yowes Benjamin Britten
21. O gin I were where Gadie rins * Percy Grainger
22. Rien que soucis Andre Gedalge
23. Ae Fond Kiss   Traditional
24. Far Awa'! Mrs H.H. Beach
25. Comin' thro' the Rye Claire Liddell
26. Bonnie Wee Thing Liza Lehmann

 

Press Quotes

“Any Scot worth his or her salt would cherish this CD”

— Margaret McNamara, 4MBS Program Guide


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