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Most Grand to Die

James Rutherford, baritone - Eugene Asti, piano

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The title of this release is taken from a poem by John Masefield ("Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die.") that was set by Ivor Gurney as one of his Four Songs ("From the Trenches"). What all three composers here had in common was direct experience of World War I: George Butterworth was killed in 1916; Ralph Vaughan Williams saw action as a medic; and his student Gurney survived but was eventually institutionalized. Only Gurney's songs date from the war years; the others predate the war. But Butterworth's seem prescient due to the fact that the texts of his favorite poet, A.E. Housman, often took the deaths of young men in war as a theme. For annotator Malcolm MacDonald, the two cycles of Housman songs included here are examples of "the spare, economical nature of Butterworth's invention." To each his own, but others may feel that his settings, in unpacking Housman's poetry, lose its awesomely understated quality. Stronger are the lesser-known songs of Gurney, one of whose texts is of his own composition. The Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, setting a poem cycle by Robert Louis Stevenson and intended to emulate Schubert's Die Winterreise, are the least directly connected to the theme, but baritone James Rutherford delivers compelling readings of a darkly lyrical hue. Worthwhile for lovers of the modern British song, with fine engineering from Sweden's BIS label.

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Bredon Hill and Other Songs (George Butterworth)

1
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: No. 1. Bredon Hill 00:05:02

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

2
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: No. 2. O Fair enough are Sky and Plain 00:03:19

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - George Butterworth, Composer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist

2012 BIS

3
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: No. 3. When the Lad for the Longing Sighs 00:02:21

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - George Butterworth, Composer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist

2012 BIS

4
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: No. 4. On the Idle Hill of Summer 00:03:14

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

5
Bredon Hill and Other Songs: No. 5. With Rue My Heart is Laden 00:02:26

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

In Flanders (Ivor Gurney)

6
In Flanders 00:03:26

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ivor Gurney, Composer - Frederick William Harvey, Lyricist

2012 BIS

Severn Meadows (Ivor Gurney)

7
Severn Meadows 00:02:05

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ivor Gurney, Composer

2012 BIS

Even Such Is Time (Ivor Gurney)

8
Even Such Is Time 00:03:02

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - Walter Raleigh, Lyricist - Ivor Gurney, Composer

2012 BIS

By a Bierside (Ivor Gurney)

9
By a Bierside 00:04:34

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ivor Gurney, Composer - John Masefield, Lyricist

2012 BIS

6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad (George Butterworth)

10
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 1. Loveliest of Trees 00:03:04

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

11
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 2. When I was one-and-twenty 00:01:20

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

12
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 3. Look Not in My Eyes 00:02:06

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

13
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 4. Think no more, Lad 00:01:19

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

14
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 5. The Lads in their Hundreds 00:02:28

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

15
6 Songs from a Shropshire Lad: No. 6. Is My Team Ploughing? 00:04:25

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - A.E. Housman, Lyricist - George Butterworth, Composer

2012 BIS

The Twa Corbies (Ivor Gurney)

16
The Twa Corbies 00:05:09

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Traditional, Lyricist - Ivor Gurney, Composer

2012 BIS

Songs of Travel (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

17
Songs of Travel: No. 1. The Vagabond 00:03:14

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer

2012 BIS

18
Songs of Travel: No. 2. Let Beauty Awake 00:02:04

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer

2012 BIS

19
Songs of Travel: No. 3. The Roadside Fire 00:02:33

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

20
Songs of Travel: No. 4. Youth and Love 00:03:50

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer

2012 BIS

21
Songs of Travel: No. 5. In Dreams 00:02:32

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

22
Songs of Travel: No. 6. The Infinite Shining Heavens 00:02:30

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

23
Songs of Travel: No. 7. Whither Must I Wander? 00:03:50

James Rutherford, Performer - Eugene Asti, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

24
Songs of Travel: No. 8. Bright Is the Ring of Words 00:02:28

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

25
Songs of Travel: No. 9. I Have Trod the Upward and Downward Slope 00:02:44

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Composer - Robert Louis Stevenson, Lyricist

2012 BIS

5 Elizabethan Songs (Ivor Gurney)

26
5 Elizabethan Songs: 5 Elizabethan Songs: No. 4. Sleep 00:03:54

Eugene Asti, Performer - James Rutherford, Performer - Ivor Gurney, Composer - John Fletcher, Lyricist

2012 BIS

Descriptif de l'album

The title of this release is taken from a poem by John Masefield ("Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die.") that was set by Ivor Gurney as one of his Four Songs ("From the Trenches"). What all three composers here had in common was direct experience of World War I: George Butterworth was killed in 1916; Ralph Vaughan Williams saw action as a medic; and his student Gurney survived but was eventually institutionalized. Only Gurney's songs date from the war years; the others predate the war. But Butterworth's seem prescient due to the fact that the texts of his favorite poet, A.E. Housman, often took the deaths of young men in war as a theme. For annotator Malcolm MacDonald, the two cycles of Housman songs included here are examples of "the spare, economical nature of Butterworth's invention." To each his own, but others may feel that his settings, in unpacking Housman's poetry, lose its awesomely understated quality. Stronger are the lesser-known songs of Gurney, one of whose texts is of his own composition. The Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel, setting a poem cycle by Robert Louis Stevenson and intended to emulate Schubert's Die Winterreise, are the least directly connected to the theme, but baritone James Rutherford delivers compelling readings of a darkly lyrical hue. Worthwhile for lovers of the modern British song, with fine engineering from Sweden's BIS label.

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