CYRIL SCOTT (1879-1970): Song of London, Op. 52/1, Blackbird's Song, Op. 52/3, Sundown, To-Morrow, Water-Lilies, Time O'Day, Ballad of Fair Helen of Kirkconnel, Op. 8, Picnic, Op. 46/3, An Eastern Lament, Op. 62/3, A Song of Wine, Op. 46/3, Prelude, Op. 57/1, Have Ye Seen Him Pass By?, The Huckster, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Songs of Travel, from 5 Mystical Songs: Easter and Love bade me welcome.
Catalogue Number: 03N061
Label: Challenge Classics
Description: World Premiere Recordings of all but two or three of the 13 Scott songs, some of them rather popular at the time they were written (especially Blackbird's Song) but others make use of often dissonant tonalities and, in the "oriental"-influenced pieces lik Sundown or Picnic, repetetive rhythms were quite modern and daring for their time. Texts included. Robbert Muuse (baritone), Micha van Weers (piano).