The Voice of Peter Pears | Regis RRC1393

The Voice of Peter Pears


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Label: Regis

Cat No: RRC1393

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th September 2012



This Regis disc celebrates the uniqueness of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive voices in collaborations with life-long musical partners Benjamin Britten and Julian Bream. The repertoire ranges from Dowland to Schubert to Britten, in addition to featuring twentieth century English composers and folksong settings by Grainger and Copland.

1. Ford: Fair, sweet, cruel
2. Rosseter: What then but love is mourning
3. Dowland: I saw my lady weep
4. Morley: It was a lover and his lass
5. Campion: Shall I come sweet love
6. Dowland: What if I never speed
Peter Pears, Julian bream, first published 1956   
7. Schubert: Im Fruhling, D882
8. Schubert: Auf der Bruck, D853
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, first published 1950   
9. Schubert: An die laute D905
10. Schubert: Die Taubenpost D957 No.14
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, first published 1960   
Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, op.35
11. Oh my blacke soul   
12. Batter my heart   
13. O might those sighs and teares   
14. Oh, to vex me   
15. What if this present   
16. Since she whom I loved   
17. At the earth's imagined corners   
18. Thou hast made me   
19. Death, be not proud   
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, recorded in 1947   
20. Ireland: I have twelve oxon (anon.)
21. Moeran: In youth is pleasure (Wever)
22. Warlock: Yarmouth Fair (anon.)
23. L Berkeley: How love came in (Herrick)
24. Bridge: Love went a-riding (Mary Coleridge)
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, first published in 1956   

25. arr. Britten: The Plough Boy
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, recorded in 1947   

26. arr. Grainger: Six Dukes went a-fishin   
27. arr. Copland: Long Time Ago   
28. arr. Copland: Simple Gifts   
29. arr. Copland: I bought me a cat   
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten, recorded in 1950   

The voice itself was unique and controversial........It was the way in which he used it which was genuinely beautiful, and his artistic insight into every work he studied is a model for those with ambitions to equal his stature’. - Gramophone

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