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Gurney, Ivor: The Western Playland for Baritone Voice

Ref: B501 ISMN: 9790220207136 Categories: , By:


Though issued in 1926 in the Carnegie Edition, in the same year as the full score of The Western Playland (and of Sorrow) (Ref: 35601), Ivor Gurney’s transcription of the work for baritone and piano diverged significantly from its source, presaging the composer’s problematical afterthoughts and revisions, chiefly to the accompaniment, only recently resolved in Philip Lancaster’s performing edition Ref: Y352. Michael Pilkington’s 1982 edition revisited Gurney’s transcription, adding Textural Notes that clarify the differences between the two publications of 1926, and which allow the singer no difficulty in adapting from the vocal score to the original full score.

Recorded by Graham Trew on Meridian CDE 84185 and by Adrian Thompson on Hyperion Helios CDH55187

The Aspens (C – E)
The Far Country (C sharp – E)
Golden Friends (E flat – E flat)
Is my team ploughing? (A – E flat)
Loveliest of trees (D flat – F)
March (C – F)
Reveille (E – F)
Twice a week (E – F)

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