Songs of the Sea and Folk GCCD 4084

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“This collection features songs drawn from opposite corners of England which during the 20th century experienced catastrophic decline in their traditional local industries: Cornwall now relies heavily on tourism and Tyneside has become a centre for science-based technology.  Traditionally, both have maintained a proud tradition of community music-making and we feature sea songs with Cornish baritone Ben Luxon and the Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir, whilst much-loved Geordie bass Owen Brannigan sings airs from Tyneside, and patriotic songs (Heart of Oak, Bay of Biscay)” (J.Murray)

Track list:

           Songs of the Sea & Folk
Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)
with the Climax Male Voice Choir conducted by Edgar S. Kessell:
Songs of the Sea, Op.91 (Stanford)
1    Drake’s Drum                                                                     2:53
2    Outward Bound                                                                  3:17
3    Devon, O Devon                                                                2:06
4    Homeward Bound                                                              6:02
5    The Old Superb                                                                 3:16
Salt Water Ballads (Keel)
6    Port of Many Ships                                                            2:06
7    Trade Winds                                                                      2:21
8    Mother Carey                                                                     1:40
9    Sea Fever (Ireland)                                                            2:57
10  Captain Stratton’s Fancy (Warlock)                                   1:54
11  The Skippers of St Ives (Roeckel)                                     3:18
12  The Newquay Fisherman’s Song (Mackenzie)                  5:56
13  Over the Rolling Sea (Pepper)                                          3:22
Owen Brannigan (bass)
with various artists incl. Gerald Moore (piano):
14  Cushie Butterfield (Trad. arr. Brannigan)                          2:38
15  Dance to thee Daddy (Trad. arr. Haysom)                        1:54
16  The Keel Row (Trad. arr. Haysom)                                   1:27
17  Blaydon Races (Trad./Ridley arr. Warrington)                  3;40
18  Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams/Barnes)                             2:28
19  Bay of Biscay (Davey/Cherry arr. Tomlinson)                    2:30
20  Heart of Oak (Boyce/Garrick arr. Tomlinson)                    2;10
21  On the Road to Mandalay (Speaks/Kipling)                      4:52
22  The Miller of Dee (Trad. arr. Mackerras)                          1;28
23  The Vicar of Bray (Trad. arr. Mackerras)                          3:36
24  Lavender’s Blue (Trad. arr. Russell)                                 1:29
25  Cullercoats Bay (Trad. arr. Robson)                                 2:06
Climax Male Voice Choir:
26  Sacramento (Rowley)                                                        3:04
27  Time for us to go (Redman)                                               2:41

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