Ashley Riches – The Harmonious Echo – Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ashley Riches – The Harmonious Echo – Songs by Sir Arthur Sullivan (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:33:32 minutes | 1,5 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

Although most widely remembered for his operettas in partnership with W.S. Gilbert, Sir Arthur Sullivan was the most famous of all British composers of the nineteenth century. He was revered as a composer of oratorios, and was urged by Queen Victoria to compose a grand opera. The result, Ivanhoe, achieved 155 consecutive performances (in an opera house especially built for it). Achieving equal success in his lifetime, his substantial legacy of songs fell into neglect in the twentieth century, but as this album demonstrates Sullivans endlessly fertile melodic gifts withstand comparison with those of any other song composer. David Owen Norris and his quartet of outstanding young British singers deliver this fascinating programme with terrific style and panache.


01. Ashley Riches – No. 2, King Henry’s Song (Arr. for 4 Voices & Piano)
02. Mary Bevan – No. 3, I Have Slept Beneath the Water (Arr. for Voice & Piano)
03. Ben Johnson – I Heard the Nightingale
04. Mary Bevan – Over the Roof (Arr. for Voice & Piano)
05. Kitty Whately – Will He Come?
06. Mary Bevan – Give
07. Kitty Whately – Thou Art Weary
08. Ben Johnson – The Moon in Silent Brightness
09. Kitty Whately – O Fair Dove, O Fond Dove
10. Ben Johnson – The Snow Lies White
11. Ashley Riches – Looking Back
12. Ashley Riches – Looking Forward
13. Ben Johnson – The Maiden’s Story
14. Kitty Whately – Living Poems
15. Mary Bevan – The Sailor’s Grave
16. Kitty Whately – Let Me Dream Again
17. Ashley Riches – Other Days
18. Ben Johnson – Little Maid of Arcadee (Arr. for Voice & Piano)
19. Kitty Whately – The Distant Shore
20. Ben Johnson – The Love That Loves Me Not
21. Ben Johnson – A Shadow
22. Kitty Whately – The Lost Chord
23. Ashley Riches – The Absent-Minded Beggar (Arr. for 4 Voices & Piano)