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Ireland, John: The Complete Works for Voice and Piano. Volume 1: High Voice


The great flowering of English song in the 20th century was not (as once thought) an isolated phenomenon, but part of a tradition which can be traced back through at least four centuries. John Ireland reacted positively to the poets of his time; and he was fortunate that two of them, Thomas Hardy and A. E. Housman, wrote lyrics which were not only made for music but corresponded to something fundamental in Ireland’s character.

The aim of this edition is to make the complete songs f John Ireland for voice and piano available in practical form. With the exception of two posthumous pieces (If we must part and What art thou thinking of?) the texts are those published under the supervision of the composer during his lifetime.

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Advent (D – F)
East Riding (E – G)
Encounter (G – G)
Epilogue (F – A flat)
Goal and wicket (E – G)
Hawthorn time (D – G)
Heart’s desire (F – A flat)
Hymn for a child (C sharp – F)
Ladslove (F – A flat)
Lent lily (G – F sharp)
Love is a sickness full of woes (E flat – G)
My fair (E – G)
My true love hath my heart (D sharp – F)
Remember (D sharp – G)
Sacred flame (D flat – A flat)
Sally Gardens (E – E)
Scapegoat (E – F)
Soldier’s return (D – E flat)
Trellis (C – G)
Vain desire (E – A flat)

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