Catalogue > Carey Blyton: Lyrics from the Chinese
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Item code: URCD179


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Carey Blyton: Lyrics from the Chinese

Carey Blyton: Lyrics from the Chinese
including Lachrymae—In Memoriam John Dowland
Year of publication 2002
Type of work CD recording
CD Duration 00:53:00
Performers Ian Partridge, tenor; Jennifer Partridge, piano; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Cleobury
Publisher Upbeat Recordings
Track listing
1Lyrics from the ChinesePrelude for String Orchestra1:40
2Song 1: Aubade2:49
3Song 2: Drinking Song0:35
4Song 3: Song against the Duke Seuen1:11
5Song 4: Song at Evening4:06
6Interlude for Solo String Quartet1:41
7Song 5: Flower Song1:23
8Song 6: Sacrificial Song0:40
9Song 7: Nocturne2:28
10Postlude for String Orchestra1:47
11Lachrymae—In Memoriam John DowlandPrelude0:45
12Song 1: Madrigal1:49
13Interlude I0:35
14Song 2: The Moon1:35
15Interlude II0:52
16Song 3: The Open Door1:14
17Interlude III0:58
18Song 4: The Sick Rose1:48
19Interlude IV0:54
20Song 5: Sonnet2:17
22Dirge for St Patrick’s Night4:30
23Lyrics from the East  I: The Blast of Love0:42
24 II: Paradise1:09
25III: Evening1:02
26IV: Night1:39
27 V: Puty-Fish0:36
28Two Pensive Songs I: Two Stolen Roses1:59
29II: Come, Night2:43
30The Poetry of Dress  I: Whenas in silks my Julia goes0:40
31 II: A sweet disorder in the dress2:22
32III: My love in her attire0:42
33The Flea1:01
34Indigo Blues (A Colonial Song)1:01
Total duration:53:00


Anyone with an ear for Vaughan Williams, Delius or Britten can’t fail to respond…

The Independent

The last CD I listened to was Carey Blyton’s Lyrics from the Chinese, sung by Ian Partridge with Jennifer Partridge playing the piano. They are very dear friends and we love all their work.

Prunella Scales, actress, Evening Standard’s Metro Life magazine, 60 Second Interview, 15th November 2002

This marvellous disc more than realises my wildest expectations … Lyrics from the East deserves an especial mention. These were written in 2000 for Ian and Jennifer Partridge, who perform them here. The Partridges interpret them beautifully, as they do the other pieces. This CD deserves to be heard and played, for it contains the very best music of a fine composer.

Frank Bayford, Modus Music News, no 12, December 2002

…this album has a craftmanship, freshness and variety that is surprising.

Amazon review, 9th June 2012

Carey Blyton […] is master of his musical idiom. There is often a dark intensity that is well expressed. There is nothing bland here. Vaughan Williams, Holst and Britten in particular come to mind.

Amazon review, 9th June 2012

The performances are outstandingly good and deeply sympathetic throughout and [show] very deep affinity with the music.

Amazon review, 9th June 2012