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Quickening: Songs by Robert Hugill to Texts by English and Welsh Poets

Anna Huntley, Johnny Herford, Rosalind Ventris, William Vann

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Winter Journey  
1
No. 1. Morning
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
5:52
2
No. 2. Afternoon
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
4:27
3
No. 3. Evening
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
4:06
4 Songs to Texts by A. E. Housman  
4
No. 1. He Looked at Me
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
3:25
5
No. 2. He Would Not Stay for Me
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
1:32
6
No. 3. Because I Liked You Better
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
2:25
7
No. 4. A.J.J. (When He's Returned)
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
5:13
8
When Summer's End Is Nighing
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
4:28
Quickening  
9
No. 1. Song
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
3:25
10
No. 2. Bitter for Sweet
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
3:14
11
No. 3. Two Pursuits
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
2:42
12
No. 4. Remember
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
3:32
13
No. 5. Withering
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
1:17
14
No. 6. The First Spring Day
Robert Hugill; Anna Huntley; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
4:23
4 Songs to Texts by Ivor Gurney  
15
No. 1. Song
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
2:25
16
No. 2. Requiem
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
5:17
17
No. 3. To His Love
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
3:27
18
No. 4. Song and Pain
Robert Hugill; Johnny Herford; William Vann
3:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:16
Quickening presents a charming collection of songs by British composer Robert Hugill. Uniting four cycles and one stand-alone song, these settings of poems by English and Welsh poets including Christina Rossetti, Ivor Gurney, A.E. Housman, and Rowan WIlliams (the former Archbishop of Canterbury) display Hugill's command of the dialogue between singer and pianist, but also his sensitive string writing, apparent in the title work which features violist Rosalind Ventris. Mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley and pianist William Vann offer up warm and evocative interpretations throughout.
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