Osian Ellis

Osian Ellis: Songs with Harp

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Osian Ellis

Title: Songs with Harp
Label: Australian Eloquence

'Wales is rich in folk songs, and the art of singing these songs is very much alive today,' writes Osian Ellis to the original note (reprinted in the CD booklet) accompanying this L'Oiseau-Lyre LP. Renowned for his harpistry and to many through his recordings of music by Benjamin Britten (with whom he worked closely), this extremely rare recording, made for L'Oiseau-Lyre in 1961 here receives it's first release on CD. What makes it even more of a collector's item is the fact that Ellis is both singer and harpist on this recording. It ranges from Baroque songs to music from the nineteenth century (Boughton's once-popular Faery Song) to folk songs from Wales, and includes a composition ('O mistress mine') by Ellis himself.

1.1 Anon.:Blackbird, Wilt Thou Go? (Ei Di'ir Deryn Dur?)
1.2 Arne:Come Away, Death
1.3 Boughton:Faery Song
1.4 Campion:There Is a Garden in Her Face
1.5 Dowland:Sweet Stay Awhile
1.6 Ellis, O:O Mistress Mine
1.7 Jones, Robert:Sweet Kate
1.8 Leslie:Annabelle Lee
1.9 Pilkington:Rest Sweet Nimphs
1.10 Rosseter:What Then Is Love But Mourning?
1.11 Trad.:Song of the Birds (Rew Di Ranno)
1.12 A B C
1.13 Song of the Miller (CN y Melinydd)
1.14 Longing (Hiraeth)
1.15 The Loom (Y GWYDD)
1.16 Song of Gwenny (Gwenni Aeth I Ffair Bwllheli)
1.17 By the Seashore (Ar Lan y Mor)
1.18 Where Are You Going to, My Pretty Maid?
1.19 Morning Song (Y Bore Glas)
1.20 Where Is My Love? (Pa Le Mae Nghariad?)
1.21 As I Walked Out (Pan Oeddwn Ar Ddydd Yn Cyd-Rodio)
1.22 The Old Man's Ballad (Pan Oeddwn I Gynt Yn Fachgen)
1.23 The Slumber Song (Cysga Di)
1.24 Gee Up, Little Horse (Gee Ceffyl Bach)

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