This CD came as a revelation to me, as up till now I'd known only the famous Butterworth orchestral pieces such as Banks of Green Willow. The songs range from settings of poems to folk songs - Butterworth was part of the great 20th century revival of folk music. There's Housman, of course, but also William Henley (new to me), RL Stevenson and Oscar Wilde (a poignant elegy for his younger sister). There's also an early song so that you can get an idea of how fast Butterworth developed before his appallingly early death in the trenches of WW1. The settings vary widely, from simpler robust or melancholy ones for the folk songs to more complex for the poems, carrying subtler emotions. Mark Stone's sensitive but powerful singing perfectly conveys the variety of tone and Stephen Barlow's accompaniment is highly evocative even when the music is at its most minimal. Of course the tragedy of Butterworth's death adds an extra poignancy to these songs, but they are wonderful in any case. The CD strikes me as a labour of love, planned minutely and carried out to virtual perfection. Not only is the music beautiful, but the design is delightful and the generous sleeve notes well-written, informative and entertaining. Henley as the inspiration for Long John Silver! That's amusing to think of when listening to the romantic subtleties of his poems. The CD also contains what must be a precious bonus - a film clip of Butterworth Morris dancing. That would be uncanny to see after listening to this glorious music, but sadly my ancient computer can't play it. Still, it seems almost miraculous that it exists at all.