ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): This Worldes Joie, 5 Greek Folksongs, Of a Rose I Sing a Song, I Sing of a Maiden that is Makeless, Mater Ora Filium, FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934): On Craig Dhu, Ave Maria, Durch den Wald, An den Sonnenschein, Frühlingsanbruch, Her ute skal gildet staa, Sonnenscheinlied, 2 Unaccompanied Part-songs: To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water, The Splendour falls on Castle Walls, Midsummer Song.
Catalogue Number: 05S043
Description: Delius's earlier choral songs are nostalgic for the worlds of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg, while the brooding contours of On Craig Ddu results in one of his most remarkable creations. The allure of landscapes and elemental forces was powerful for both composers; the subtle tensions and gorgeously layered harmonies of Bax's settings also evoking historical remoteness and other-worldly enchantment. Texts and translations included. The Carice Singers.