Stanford: Orchestral Songs | Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano), Morgan Pearse (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews (conductor) | Resonus Classics | RES10345

Charles Villiers Stanford: Orchestral Songs

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Total playing time [72:57]

Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano)
Morgan Pearse (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Singers
John Andrews (conductor)

Charles Villiers Stanford felt a special affinity for the orchestral song, an idiom which began to establish itself as a distinct art form in its own right at the end of the nineteenth century with composers such as Mahler, Richard Strauss, Elgar and Bantock.

This recording, released to mark the composer’s centenary year,  features a wide selection of colourful and inventive orchestrations he made of his own songs and arrangements of Irish folk melodies for the concert hall, many of which were made for the leading soloists of the days such as Harry Plunket Greene, David Bispham, Marie Brema and
Olga Michailoff (the wife of Henry Wood).

Album Booklet (PDF)


Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
An Irish Idyll in Six
Miniatures, Op. 77, No. 2
1. A Fairy Lough

The Clown’s Songs from
Twelfth Night, Op. 65, No. 2
2. Come Away Death

3. Is it the Wind of the Dawn?

4. La belle dame sans merci

From The Triumph of Love, Op.82
5. I think that we were children
6. When in solemn stillness
7. O Flames of Passion

8.–10. Cavalier Songs, Op. 17

From Songs of Faith, Op. 97
11. To the Soul
12. Tears
13. Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

From Irish Songs and Ballads
14. Chieftain of Tyrconnell

From Songs of Old Ireland
15. The Foggy Dew
16. When She Answered me

17. O Ye Dead

From Songs of Old Ireland
18. Battle Hymn
19. Lament for O R O’Neill
20. Emer’s Farewell to Cucullain

Songs of Erin, Op. 76, No. 22
21. The Alarm

Bible Songs, Op. 113, No. 3
22. A Song of Hope


© 2024 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2024 BBC / Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10345
Producer & editor: Adam Binks
Engineer: Dave Rowell
EAN: 5060262793787
Release date: 07 June 2024