English Love

A collection of English love songs from 1597 through to the present day.


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Related Artists: Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow

Catalogue Number: 5060192780000


Baritone Mark Stone has it all: a terrific technique, theatrical presence and a voice guaranteed to tingle bits of your spine never tingled before. (Classic FM Magazine)

This is not a recital restricted to one vocal hue. Each song is looked at and receives relevant response from both singer and pianist. (International Record Review)

Versatile in his response to the varying stylistic demands, Stone communicates with charm and eloquence, Stephen Barlow accompanying his voice with a genuine feeling for tone-colour and shape. (Birmingham Post)

Stone’s light, lyric baritone is perfectly suited for this mostly gentle material, and he sings with great sensitivity to text and to dynamic shading. (Fanfare)

Track listing
  1. Silent noon (Vaughan Williams)
  2. Love bade me welcome (Vaughan Williams)
  3. Awake, sweet Love, thou art return’d (Dowland)
  4. Go, lovely rose (Quilter)
  5. Love’s philosophy (Quilter)
  6. I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly (Purcell)
  7. Come to me in my dreams (Bridge)
  8. Love went a-riding (Bridge)
  9. Silent worship (Handel)
  10. If we must part (Ireland)
  11. Love is a sickness full of woes (Ireland)
  12. Piercing eyes (Haydn)
  13. With rue my heart is laden (Butterworth)
  14. When I was one-and-twenty (Butterworth)
  15. Pleasing pains (Haydn)
  16. Take, O take those lips away (Warlock)
  17. Thou gav’st me leave to kiss (Warlock)
  18. Where’er you walk (Handel)
  19. To Lizbie Browne (Finzi)
  20. I said to Love (Finzi)
  21. If music be the food of love (Purcell)
  22. The sally gardens (Britten)
  23. Wild with passion (Britten)
  24. Come again! sweet Love doth now invite (Dowland)
  25. If thou would’st ease thine heart (Barlow)