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Stanford: Songs Of The Fleet / The Revenge - A Ballad Of The Fleet / Songs Of The Sea
 
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Stanford: Songs Of The Fleet / The Revenge - A Ballad Of The Fleet / Songs Of The Sea

1 Jan 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2006
  • Label: Chandos
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Chandos
  • Total Length: 1:09:36
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  • ASIN: B001MV5D1M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,380 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Bellamy on 18 May 2006
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The first piece on the cd is the setting of 5 poems by Henry Newbold, the "Songs of the Fleet". This performance alone is worth the price of the disk. Gerald Finley is a stunning soloist, a beautifully produced voice, even throughout the range, and right for this quintessentially-British music. The chorus and orchestra are excellent and the recording is rich, clear and full - ideal qualities for music of this type. The level on the stereo layer is on the low side, but, with the volume turned up, it sounds beautiful and powerful.

This setting is a masterpiece, only those allergic to British music will not be deeply moved by it. The "Revenge" setting is well performed, in spite of the odd moment of strain among some of the chorus. "The Songs of the Sea" are the equal of any other recording, with Finley, again, a wonderful soloist.

That Stanford is a seriously under-rated composer is well- known among those who love his music. This cd should do lots to put this situation right, it should sell in large numbers and deserves to do so.

Sit down, turn up the wick, look at the words and bathe in a glorious musical experience, then tell your friends to go out and buy this cd, that they may do the same.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. J. Waldron on 17 Sep 2008
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I'm not a fan of this type of music usually but I have to say, this wonderful cd has completely taken me by surprise. I read a magazine review praising it and thought "I'll give it a try". The first track on the cd will blow you away. The whole first cycle will amaze you. It is so beautifully sung. Stanford has written some wonderful music here but Hickox and co have taken it to another level. "Songs of the Fleet" and "Songs of the Sea" are magnificent on this cd and I doubt there will ever be a recording this good again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Ives on 29 Jan 2011
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A wonderful recording of Stanfords "Songs of the Fleet". I purchased this because my choir are performing it in May, and its a very fine recording of a wonderful piece
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Parker on 23 Aug 2009
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Stanford is a hugely negelcted composer in Britain and worldwide: his style of composition id not fashionable - he actually writes tunes! This is perhaps the most unfashionable sort of composition but a delight to hear. Well written songs, clearly sung by a first rate voice and with the orchestral accompaniement handled to perfection. This is an ideal CD for listening at the end of a day when you deapair of our corrupt politicians and over-paid media "personalities", recollecting a better time. A performance that should form part of anyone who loves British music - indeed, "good" music without any other qualification.
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By Lwax on 13 Feb 2014
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Worth buying for Songs of the Fleet. The Mid-Watch (3) is sublime. A composer who became unpopular, along with other High Victorians, shows why he should be in every choral repertoire . Lyrics by Newbolt add to the fun.
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By Rosie B on 14 May 2013
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What a glorious rendition of Stanford's settings of Sir Henry Newbolt's verses! Yes, jingoistic - but stirring, plangent, uplifting, beautiful. I thought no baritone would match Sir Thomas Allen in "Drake's Drum" but Gerald Finley is sensational, and the BBC National Chorus of Wales give it their considerable all.
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By S. Curtis on 2 Jan 2013
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I first heard this music on a Portuguese Radio station and was blown away. It is a marvellously stirring collection of music. Total bargain at the price.
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