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 59:38 $24.98
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1 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117: I. Sailing at Dawn: Andante molto tranquillo 4:39 $2.49 Buy
2 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117: II. The Song of the Sou'Wester: Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco 2:55 $2.49 Buy
3 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117: III. The Middle-Watch: Andante molto tranquillo 6:26 $2.49 Buy
4 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117: IV. The Little Admiral: Allegro vivace - Poco meno mosso - A tempo - Sl 3:16 $2.49 Buy
5 Songs of the Fleet, Op. 117: V. Fare Well: Quasi adagio - Poco piu mosso - Temppo I - Molto adagio 5:16 $2.49 Buy
6 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: I. At Flores in the Azores: Allegro giusto e pesante - 3:31 $2.49 Buy
7 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: IV. He had only a hundred seamen: Andante sostenuto - S 1:23 $2.49 Buy
8 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: V. Sir Richard spoke and he laugh'd: Allegretto con mot 5:29 $2.49 Buy
9 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: XI. And the night went down: Allegro tranquillo ma con 4:04 $2.49 Buy
10 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: XIII. And the stately Spanish men: Allegretto maestoso 3:53 $2.49 Buy
11 The Revenge - A Ballad of the Fleet, Op. 24: But they sank his body with honour down: Allegretto mae 3:24 $2.49 Buy
12 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91: I. Drake's Drum: Tempo di marcia moderato - 2:45 $2.49 Buy
13 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91: II. Outward bound: Andante espressivo 2:41 $2.49 Buy
14 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91: III. Devon, O Devon, in wind and rain: Allegro molto 1:33 $2.49 Buy
15 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91: IV. Homeward bound: Andante tranquillo - Piu lento 5:32 $2.49 Buy
16 Songs of the Sea, Op. 91: V. The Old Superb: Allegro molto - Presto 2:51 $2.49 Buy

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Featuring baritone Gerald Finley.

This release contains two of Stanford's famous song cycles, the complete Songs of the Sea and Songs of the Fleet to words by Sir Henry Newbolt wonderfully performed here by Gerald Finley, and the only available recording of The Revenge: A ballad of the Fleet.

Stanford was particularly known in his day for his choral works and declared that the poem should always remain the principal consideration, governing all other artistic decisions. He derived some of his most stirring emotions from settings of maritime texts. The fearless constancy and bravery of the Royal Navy clearly motivated Stanford. All the works performed here use poems inspired by the Royal Navy and employing rich imagery of England’s naval past.

Abounding with vivid orchestral portrayals, Stanford’s great choral piece The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet depicts the vivid narrative of Tennyson’s poem of that name with operatic skill. Hickox with his excellent forces directs a performance which is a 'must' for all lovers of British music.