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Warlock: Adam Lay Ybounden. as Dew in Aprylle

Magazine article Gramophone

Warlock: Adam Lay Ybounden. as Dew in Aprylle

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Adam lay ybounden. As dew in Aprylle. Benedicamus Domino. Benneth Nadelik ha'n Bledhan Nowedh. Bethlehem Down. The Birds. Carillon carilla. A Cornish Christmas Carol. Corpus Christi. The Five Lesser Joys of Mary. The Full Heart. I saw a fair maiden. The Rich Cavalcade. The Spring of the Year. Three Belloc Songs. Three Carols. Three Dirges of John Webster. What cheer? Good cheer!. Where riches is everlastingly

The Carice Singers / George Parris with Rachel Howarth org Naxos [B] 8 573227 (72' * DDD)


Peter Warlock's choral music hasn't been particularly well served on disc--until this year, that is. Within a few months of the Blossom Street chamber choir's fairly comprehensive download-only release (Resonus, 7/14), Naxos has followed suit with this. While Blossom Street covered new ground with world-premiere recordings of Warlock solo songs arranged for choir, The Carice Singers stick to the main roads of the composer's repertoire with an attractive mix of unison carols and the better-known a cappella works.

Formed of young singers aged between 18 and 22, there's a freshness to the choir's tone that lends itself to the folk-simplicity of Warlock's texts and settings. …

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