Till the Stars Fall | JSK Records JSK001

Till the Stars Fall


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Label: JSK Records

Cat No: JSK001

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd March 2015



Matthew Long (tenor)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Rufus Miller (guitar)
London Philharmonic Orchestra


Matthew Long (tenor)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Rufus Miller (guitar)
London Philharmonic Orchestra


'Till the Stars Fall' is the debut solo album of British tenor Matthew Long. Exquisite songs from the English song repertoire sit alongside the folk songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in this refreshing portrayal of some of Britain and Irelandís finest music.

The varied accompaniment of guitar, piano and orchestra lead the listener on a journey through well known classics such as Jerusalem, Danny Boy, She moved through the Fair and Auld Lang Syne, taking in other lesser known songs on the way, including Holstís The Thought, Vaughan Williamsí 'Tired' from his Four Last Songs, and Finziís 'As I lay in the Early Sun' from his collection Oh Fair to See.

ďAt the heart of this collection is what we might call Ďtraditional musicí. Music of the people. The songs Iíve chosen here demonstrate a rich heritage of music and story telling of which we can be proud. For Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Finzi and the other English song composers featured here, the tunes and stories of the folk tradition were an integral part of their musical palette.

In working with guitar, piano and orchestra I wanted to reflect the different meanings we can all draw from this music: the intimate, the expressive, the patriotic. Rufus Miller gives fresh insight to the new arrangements of the traditional songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Malcolm Martineau brings an incredible wealth of experience to the classical English Song repertoire. For the better known folk anthems, the London Philharmonic Orchestra provides an awe-inspiring backdrop.Ē - Matthew Long

Track Listing:
1. The Turtle Dove 
2. I Vow to Thee My Country 
3. She Moved Through the Fair 
4. The Thought 
5. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose 
6. The Ash Grove 
7. Go, Lovely Rose 
8. Jerusalem 
9. O Waly Waly 
10. Loveliest of Trees 
11. Danny Boy 
12. Tired 
13. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains 
14. Greensleeves 
15. The Last Rose of Summer 
16. The Parting Glass 
17. Only the Wanderer 
18. As I Lay in the Early Sun 
19. Speak, Music 
20. Auld Lang Syne 
21. Orpheus With His Lute 
22. The Turtle Dove

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