With Harmony of Soul and Song: Songs of Hubert Parry | EM Records EMRCD053

With Harmony of Soul and Song: Songs of Hubert Parry

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Label: EM Records

Cat No: EMRCD053

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th October 2018

Contents

Works

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

English Lyrics Set 1 (4)
» 1. My true love hath my heart
English Lyrics Set 2 (5)
» 2. Take, O take those lips away
English Lyrics Set 3 (6)
» 1. To Lucasta on Going to the Wars
» 2. If thou wouldst ease thine heart
» 3. To Althea from Prison
» 4. Why so pale and wan
English Lyrics Set 4 (6)
» 4. Weep you no more
English Lyrics Set 5 (7)
» 2. Proud Maisie
» 4. Lay a garland on my hearse
» 7. A Welsh Lullaby
English Lyrics Set 6 (6)
» 1. When comes my Gwen
» 2. And yet I love her till I die
» 3. Love is a bable
» 6. Under the greenwood tree
English Lyrics Set 7 (6)
» 1. On a time the amorous Silvy
» 3. Ye little birds that sit and sing
» 4. O never say that I was false of heart
» 6. Sleep
English Lyrics Set 8 (6)
» 2. Nightfall in Winter
» 4. Dirge in Woods
» 6. Grapes
English Lyrics Set 9 (7)
» 5. Armida's Garden
English Lyrics Set 12 (7)
» 5. Dream Pedlary
Odes of Anacreon (3)

Artists

Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
Paula Fan (piano)

Works

Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings

English Lyrics Set 1 (4)
» 1. My true love hath my heart
English Lyrics Set 2 (5)
» 2. Take, O take those lips away
English Lyrics Set 3 (6)
» 1. To Lucasta on Going to the Wars
» 2. If thou wouldst ease thine heart
» 3. To Althea from Prison
» 4. Why so pale and wan
English Lyrics Set 4 (6)
» 4. Weep you no more
English Lyrics Set 5 (7)
» 2. Proud Maisie
» 4. Lay a garland on my hearse
» 7. A Welsh Lullaby
English Lyrics Set 6 (6)
» 1. When comes my Gwen
» 2. And yet I love her till I die
» 3. Love is a bable
» 6. Under the greenwood tree
English Lyrics Set 7 (6)
» 1. On a time the amorous Silvy
» 3. Ye little birds that sit and sing
» 4. O never say that I was false of heart
» 6. Sleep
English Lyrics Set 8 (6)
» 2. Nightfall in Winter
» 4. Dirge in Woods
» 6. Grapes
English Lyrics Set 9 (7)
» 5. Armida's Garden
English Lyrics Set 12 (7)
» 5. Dream Pedlary
Odes of Anacreon (3)

Artists

Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
Paula Fan (piano)

About

Nestled amidst the large-scale musical works that define the accepted view of Hubert Parry as religious patriot are numerous songs that demonstrate the composer’s longstanding love of poetry, as well as his mastery of detail that brings the words to life. Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan bring these beautiful songs to life on this engaging album from EM Records.

“My father was the most naturally unconventional man I have known. He was a Radical with a very strong bias against Conservatism.”, wrote Parry’s daughter Dolly some thirty years after his death, in hopes that “the extraordinary misinterpretation of him that exists should not persist.” Nonetheless, the image of Parry as a landed pillar of the establishment, the composer of such stalwarts of the repertoire as Jerusalem and I Was Glad, has remained fixed in the minds of most listeners. Only in the twenty years preceding the centenary of his death has light been shed on the contradictions between his musical and personal life, as reflected in his considerable body of work.

Parry turned to song throughout his life, beginning from his days at Eton in the 1860s to the year of his death in 1918. Harmony of Soul and Song (EMRCD053), a new recording of Parry’s songs by baritone Jeremy Huw Williams and pianist Paula Fan, commemorates the centenary of the composer’s death, by tracing the composer’s journey from some of his earliest efforts at song - Three Odes of Anacreon, in a world premiere recording - through his various returns to the genre over the course of more than half a century.

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