℗ 2015 Signum Records
Released June 29, 2015
Duration 1h 08m 43s
Catalogue No. SIGCD424
Genre Classical (Chamber Music)
 

Ian Venables: The Song of the Severn

Roderick Williams, Carducci String Quartet, Graham J Lloyd

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The Song of the Severn, Op. 43  
1.1
I. On Malvern Hill
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
5:22
1.2
II. How Clear, How Lovely Bright
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
5:38
1.3
III. Elgar's Music
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
3:37
1.4
IV. Laugh and Be Merry
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
2:41
1.5
V. The River in December
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:49
Pine Boughs Past Music, Op. 39  
1.6
I. My Heart Makes Songs on Lonely Roads
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:22
1.7
II. Soft Rain
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
3:46
1.8
III. The Wind
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:12
1.9
IV. In Memoriam: Ivor Gurney
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
5:58
1.10
Flying Crooked, Op. 28, No. 1
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
1:07
1.11
A Kiss, Op. 15
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:30
1.12
Evening Bells, Op. 31, No. 3
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
2:10
1.13
The Night has a Thousand Eyes, Op. 41, No. 2
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
3:30
1.14
Break, Break, Break Op. 33, No. 5
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
2:43
1.15
Midnight Lamentation, Op. 6
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:08
1.16
The Hippo, Op. 33, No. 6
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
1:32
1.17
The Invitation to the Gondola, Op. 22, No. 3
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
4:46
1.18
Frutti di Mare, Op. 41, No. 1
Ian Venables; Roderick Williams; Carducci String Quartet; Graham J Lloyd
3:52
This album features premiere recordings of two substantial song cycles by British composer Ian Venables, called "one of the finest song composers of his generation" by BBC Music Magazine. International baritone Roderick Williams is joined by the Carducci String Quartet and pianist Graham J Lloyd on The Song of the Severn, a celebration of Venables’s home county of Worcestershire and The Pine Boughs Past Music, a poignant tribute to the poetic talents of Ivor Gurney. Other songs on the programme include those with solo piano and arrangements by Lloyd for string quartet. Each work highlights the composer's gift for taking poetry to a higher level of appreciation and at the same time creating works of lasting beauty.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.55
-7.79 to -0.10
-24.84
-32.18 to -19.53
13
10 to 15
1
I. On Malvern Hill
-1.63-20.9511
2
II. How Clear, How Lovely Bright
-3.86-23.1411
3
III. Elgar's Music
-3.59-25.7013
4
IV. Laugh and Be Merry
-3.78-19.5310
5
V. The River in December
-4.06-24.3312
6
I. My Heart Makes Songs on Lonely Roads
-1.45-26.0613
7
II. Soft Rain
-1.55-25.4414
8
III. The Wind
-3.80-26.8013
9
IV. In Memoriam: Ivor Gurney
-0.10-24.2114
10
Flying Crooked, Op. 28, No. 1
-0.11-22.4614
11
A Kiss, Op. 15
-2.22-24.8514
12
Evening Bells, Op. 31, No. 3
-0.10-21.9313
13
The Night has a Thousand Eyes, Op. 41, No. 2
-3.23-24.9112
14
Break, Break, Break Op. 33, No. 5
-3.67-25.2313
15
Midnight Lamentation, Op. 6
-3.31-28.6714
16
The Hippo, Op. 33, No. 6
-7.79-32.1813
17
The Invitation to the Gondola, Op. 22, No. 3
-0.60-23.8413
18
Frutti di Mare, Op. 41, No. 1
-0.99-26.8315

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