The Complete Butterworth Songbook

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
George Butterworth is best remembered for his lyrical settings of poems by A.E. Housman, specifically the "Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad" and "Bredon Hill and Other Songs." But The Complete Butterworth Songbook on Stone Records shows that he also put music to poetry by Robert Bridges, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ernest Henley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Oscar Wilde, as well as adapted several folk songs from Sussex. This is a small body of work, easily contained on a single CD, and most of Butterworth's songs are quite short and economical, leaving a rather elusive impression of the composer's style and skill. Yet when they are taken as a whole, Butterworth emerges...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
George Butterworth is best remembered for his lyrical settings of poems by A.E. Housman, specifically the "Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad" and "Bredon Hill and Other Songs." But The Complete Butterworth Songbook on Stone Records shows that he also put music to poetry by Robert Bridges, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ernest Henley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Oscar Wilde, as well as adapted several folk songs from Sussex. This is a small body of work, easily contained on a single CD, and most of Butterworth's songs are quite short and economical, leaving a rather elusive impression of the composer's style and skill. Yet when they are taken as a whole, Butterworth emerges as a gifted melodist with a liking for direct melodies and transparent accompaniments, and his love for the English folk song informs his simple handling of texts. Baritone Mark Stone and pianist Stephen Barlow perform the 30 songs with straightforward expression and spontaneity, and though sentiment is a big part of these songs, the performances never become sentimental or maudlin. Stone's voice is strong and his tone is rich in the resonant performance space, while Barlow's playing is supportive and simpatico, but never overpowering. There is a bonus video of Butterworth dancing the Field Town Morris jig, from a 1912 film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Stone Records
  • EAN: 5060192780024
  • Catalog Number: 80024
  • Sales rank: 124,594

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–6 Songs (6) from "A Shropshire Lad", for voice & piano (or orchestra) - George Butterworth & Stephen Barlow (14:16)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
    1. 1 Loveliest of trees
    2. 2 When I was one-and-twenty
    3. 3 Look not in my eyes
    4. 4 Think no more, lad
    5. 5 The lads in their hundreds
    6. 6 Is my team ploughing?
  2. 7–17 Folk Songs (11) from Sussex, arrangements for voice & piano - George Butterworth & Stephen Barlow (19:08)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
    1. 7 Yonder stands a lovely creature
    2. 8 A blacksmith courted me
    3. 9 A lawyer he went out
    4. 10 Come my own one
    5. 11 A brisk young sailor courted me
    6. 12 Tarry trowsers
    7. 13 Sowing the seeds of love
    8. 14 The cuckoo
    9. 15 Seventeen come Sunday
    10. 16 Roving in the dew
    11. 17 The true lover's farewell
  3. 18 I will make you brooches, song for voice & piano - George Butterworth & Robert Stevenson (2:26)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
  4. 14–17 Love Blows as the Wind Blows, songs (4) for voice & string quartet (or orchestra) - George Butterworth & William Ernest Henley (11:37)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
    1. 14 In the year that's come and gone
    2. 15 Life in her creaking shoes
    3. 16 Fill a glass with golden wine
    4. 17 On the way to Kew
  5. 18 I fear thy kisses, song for voice & piano - George Butterworth & Percy Bysshe Shelley (2:19)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
  6. 19 Requiescat, for voice & piano - Oscar Wilde & George Butterworth (3:06)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
  7. 25–29 Bredon Hill and Other Songs, songs (5) for voice & piano - George Butterworth & Stephen Barlow (16:12)
    Composed byGeorge Butterworth
    Performed byMark Stone
    1. 25 Bredon Hill
    2. 26 Oh fair enough are sky and plain
    3. 27 When the lad for longing sighs
    4. 28 On the idle hill of summer
    5. 29 With rue my heart is laden
  8. 30 Untitled CD-ROM Track: Geoerge Butterworth Dancing - Unspecified
    Composed byUnspecified
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Album Credits

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Mark Stone Primary Artist
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