Rachel Haworth (organ), The Carice Singers, George Parris (conductor)
Although he remains best remembered for his solo songs, for the song cycle The Curlew, and for his evergreen suite Capriol, Peter Warlock's choral works sit firmly in the great English lineage. The music ranges from Hymns to the Virgin to carols, many spiced with his own 'melody of chords' and his typically tangy harmonies. Some of Warlock's most beautiful and sensitive settings are to be heard, not least Corpus Christi and Bethlehem Down, whilst there is also a very rare setting in Cornish (track 21), recorded for the first time in that language.
Warlock The Full Heart, Three Belloc Songs - Ha'nacker Mill, The Night, My Own Country; The Spring of the Year, Three Dirges of John Webster - All the Flowers of the Spring, Call for the Robin Redbreast, The Shrouding of the Duchess of Malfi; As Dew in Aprylle, The Five Lesser Joys of Mary, The Rich Cavalcade, The Birds, Corpus Christi, Benedicamus Domino, Adam Lay Ybounden, Three Carols - Tyrley tyrlow, Balulalow, The Sycamore Tree; I Saw a Fair Maiden, Carillon Carilla, Benneth Nadelik ha'n Bledhan Nowedh, Where Riches Is Everlastingly, Bethlehem Down, What cheer Good cheer!, A Cornish Christmas Carol
Running Time: 1 hr 12 min