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Leighton Earth, Sweet Earth (laudes terrae) and Britten Winter Words (Hybrid - Plays On All CD Players) [Hybrid SACD, SACD]

James Gilchrist , Anna Tilbrook , Kenneth Leighton , Benjamin Britten , Various Audio CD

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Listen  1. Earth, Sweet Earth: I PreludeJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook11:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Earth, Sweet Earth: II InversnaidJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 4:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Earth, Sweet Earth: III ContemplationJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 5:080.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Earth, Sweet Earth: IV The AshtreeJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 2:110.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Earth, Sweet Earth: V Binsey PoplarsJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 5:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Earth, Sweet Earth: VI Hurrahing in HarvestJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 3:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Earth, Sweet Earth: VII RibblesdaleJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 7:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Winter Words: I At Day-close in NovemberJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 1:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Winter Words: II Midnight on the Great WesternJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 5:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Winter Words: III Wagtail and BabyJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 2:080.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Winter Words: IV The little old tableJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 1:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Winter Words: V Choirmaster's BurialJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 4:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Winter Words: VI Proud SongstersJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 1:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Winter Words: VII At the Railway Station, UpwayJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 3:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Winter Words: VIII Before Life And AfterJames Gilchrist with Anna Tilbrook 3:460.89  Buy MP3 

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As an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself. --The Times

Gilchrist's bright, ringing tenor voice is compelling from the first note, but it's the range of expression and unaffected musicality that leave the lasting impression. --BBC Music

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Tenor James Gilchrist adds to his widely acclaimed series of albums celebrating British song with this programme by Kenneth Leighton and Benjamin Britten. Alongside pianist Anna Tilbrook, Gilchrist excels in a programme that includes the first modern recording of Leighton's Earth, Sweet Earth and Britten's popular and touching song cycle Winter Words. Leighton's Earth, Sweet Earth was commissioned in memory of Peter Pears tenor and life-long partner of Benjamin Britten. This is the first modern recording of this work since the original recording by Neil Mackie for whom the work was written. Earth, Sweet Earth requires astonishing virtuosity from both vocalist and pianist; the piano taking on an almost orchestral role in settings of text by Ruskin and Hopkins. Britten wrote Winter Words for Peter Pears. Set to eight poems by Thomas Hardy, this is the composer's most popular song set. James Gilchrist emotively conveys one of Britten's favourite themes: the conflict between innocence and experience.

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