A Kiss, Op. 15
Break, break, break, Op. 33 No. 5
Flying Crooked, Op. 28 No. 1
Frutti di Mare Op. 41, No. 1
Invite to Eternity, Op. 31: Evening Bells (no. 3)
Midnight Lamentation, Op. 6
The Hippo, Op. 33 No. 6
The Invitation to the Gondola Op. 22, No. 3
The Night has a thousand Eyes Op. 41, No. 2
The Pine Boughs Past Music, Op. 39
The Song of the Severn, Op. 43
Roderick Williams (Baritone), Graham Lloyd (Piano)
Ian Venables’ reputation as ‘one of the finest song composers of his generation’ (BBC Music Magazine) finds voice in this disc of premiere recordings of two of his substantial song cycles.
International baritone, Roderick Williams is joined by the Carducci String Quartet and pianist Graham J Lloyd in The Song of the Severn, a celebration of Venables’ home county of Worcestershire and The Pine Boughs Past Music, a poignant tribute to the poetic talents of Ivor Gurney.
Other songs include those with solo piano and arrangements by Graham J Lloyd, for string quartet. Each work highlights Venables’ gift of being able to take poetry to a higher level of appreciation and at the same time create works of lasting beauty. – See more at: http://www.signumrecords.com/catalogue/ian-venables/ian-venables:-the-song-of-the-severn/sigcd424.html#sthash.qRUlvtu9.dpuf