GEORGE BUTTERWORTH (1885-1916): Folk Songs from Sussex: A brisk young sailor courted me, Seventeen come Sunday, Roving in the dew, The true lover's farewell, Tarry trousers, Yonder stands a lovely creature, A blacksmith courted me, Sowing the seeds of love, A lowyer he went out one day, Come my own one, The cuckoo, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Loveliest of Trees, When I was one-and-twenty, Look not in my eyes, Think no more, lad, The lads in their hundreds, Is my team ploughing?, Bredon Hill, O fair enough are sky and plain, When the lad for the longing sighs, On the idle hill of summer, With rue my heart is laden, I will make you brooches, I fear thy kisses, Requiescat.
Catalogue Number: 08M063
Description: Dying young in battle always adds a special intensity to one's appreciation of Butterworth's settings of such moody and melancholic poetry as Housman's Shropshire Lad series. It's also nice to have the simpler, sometimes more joyous 11 Sussex folk song settings to relieve the darkness of the other songs. Texts available on-line. Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano).