On this 1967 album, the legendary contralto / mezzo-soprano, Janet Baker, and equally legendary pianist, Gerald Moore, perform a pageant of English song, composed between 1597 and 1961. Other soloists include : Harpsichordist Martin Isepp ; Lutist Robert Spencer ; Flautist Douglas Whittaker ; plus Ambrose Gauntlett on the Viola de Gamba.
Side One :-
1) a) Come Again, composed by John Dowland b) Never Love Unless you can, composed by Thomas Campian c) Oft I have Sighed, by Campian d) If thou Longst so much to Learn, by Campian e) Fain Would I Wed, by Campian
2) a) Sleep, Adam, Sleep, by Henry Purcell b) Lord, What is man?, by Purcell
3) a) Tell me Lovely Shepherd, by William Boyce b) My Lovely Celia, by George Monro c) Where the Bee Sucks, by Thomas Arne.
Side Two :-
1) a) La Belle Dame sans Merci, composed by C V Stanford b) Proud Maisie, composed by Hubert Parry c) O Mistress Mine, by Parry
2) a) Rest, by William Busch b) Pretty Ring Time, by Peter Warlock c) Linden Tea, by Ralph Vaughan Williams d) Fields are Full, by Ivor Gurney
3) a) Corpus Christi Carol, by Benjamin Britten b) Down by the Salley Gardens, by John Ireland c) Love's Philosophy, by Roger Quilter.
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX/EX.