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The songs of Ronald Corp

A collection of songs by Ronald Corp OBE, including his settings of Walt Whitman & A.E. Housman.


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Catalogue Number: 5060192780031


His spare, bittersweet settings of 12 Housman poems and some interestingly febrile Walt Whitman settings are the highlights… they find terrific champions in Stone and pianist Simon Lepper, who perform them with sensitivity and intelligence. (The Metro)

RECORDING OF THE FORTNIGHT – Ronald Corp is perhaps best known for his choral compositions but here he displays a knack for finding everyone’s favourite verse, whether comedic or rapturous, and setting it for solo voice with a simplicity that nonetheless achieves freshness and impact. (Classical Music Magazine)

There are thirty-nine songs on this disc and it is a tribute to all involved that interest very seldom wanes. More please. (Musicweb International)

Track listing
  1. To the city of London
  2. The distant prospect
  3. Sonnet composed upon Westminster Bridge
  4. London
  5. Glide gently
  6. London is a fine town
  7. To the city of London – reprise
  8. Sleep
  9. The owl and the pussycat
  10. The Irish pig
  11. Weep you no more, sad fountains
  12. Sensitive, seldom and sad
  13. The ship of Rio
  14. Break, break, break
  15. Give to my eyes, Lord
  16. Into my heart an air that kills
  17. Oh, when I was in love with you
  18. It nods and curtseys and recovers
  19. You smile upon your friend to-day
  20. Now hollow fires burn out to black
  21. In the morning, in the morning
  22. The sigh that heaves the grasses
  23. When green buds hang in the elm like dust
  24. I promise nothing: friends will part
  25. Stone, steel, dominions pass
  26. He, standing hushed, a pace or two apart
  27. Into my heart an air that kills – reprise
  28. The bath
  29. Toward the unknown region
  30. For him I sing
  31. I am he that aches with love
  32. Sometimes with one I love
  33. Look down fair moon
  34. What am I after all
  35. As if a phantom caress’d me
  36. The last invocation
  37. A clear midnight
  38. Joy, shipmate, joy!
  39. Then last of all