Peter Warlock: Songbook


Discover this new recording of songs by British composer, Peter Warlock, performed by Luci Briginshaw (soprano) & Eleanor Meynell (piano).

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“Warlock’s songs are among the most exquisite, inventive and original to emerge in Britain in the early part of the twentieth century. Generally under-represented in today’s song repertoire, they are particularly so for the soprano voice. This very welcome collection of Warlock’s songs, many of them rarely performed or recorded, showcases the breadth of his extraordinarily diverse oeuvre. Soprano Luci Briginshaw and pianist Eleanor Meynell here offer insightful, sensitive and highly accomplished performances.”
Michael Graves, Chairman, Peter Warlock Society

About the artists

Eleanor Meynell

Eleanor Meynell won a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music, and during her time there was a prize-winner in several national and international competitions, including 1st prize at Bromsgrove Young Musician of the Year at age 15. She was also awarded both the ARCM and LGSM diplomas while still at school. Eleanor has broadcast as a soloist and chamber musician on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and Radio Belfast London, and is currently on the staff at Goldsmiths College and Trinity Laban College of Music, where she accompanies and coaches. In 2015 she made her Wigmore Hall debut, playing songs by Schubert and Brahms and receiving critical acclaim in The Times. Eleanor has recorded a solo CD of composers associated with Leipzig, regularly performs recitals and concertos in the UK, and is a founding member of the chamber group enSEmble26, bringing high-quality classical music concerts to her local community in Sydenham, London.

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Luci Briginshaw

Luci Briginshaw was Winner of the 2021 Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize, also winning the Audience Prize. In 2019 she won Audience Prize and Second Prize at the inaugural Opera: By Voice Alone competition. For English Touring Opera, Luci has sung The Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, Fennimore in Weill’s Der Silbersee, title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and covered Konstanze in Mozart’s The Seraglio and Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème. Luci has also covered The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute for Glyndebourne and sung live on In Tune for BBC Radio 3. Other roles include Aithra (Die Ægyptische Helena), Violetta (La Traviata), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Gilda (Rigoletto), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Leila (Les pêcheurs de perle) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). She has also created several opera roles in contemporary works by Martyn Harry, Alex Groves and Mario Ferraro. Luci has lived and worked in London since completing her degree in Music at King’s College, where she was a first-study pianist as well as singer.

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CD Booklet
  • The Everlasting Voices - Peter Warlock
  • Saudades (Excerpts): No. 2, Take, O Take Those Lips Away - Peter Warlock
  • Saudades (Excerpts): No. 3, Heraclitus - Peter Warlock
  • The Water Lily - Peter Warlock
  • Lullaby - Peter Warlock
  • Take, O Take Those Lips Away (1918 Setting) - Peter Warlock
  • The bayly berith the bell away - Peter Warlock
  • My Little Sweet Darling - Peter Warlock
  • Dedication - Peter Warlock
  • The Cloths of Heaven - Peter Warlock
  • The Singer - Peter Warlock
  • Peterisms, Set I: No. 2, A Sad Song - Peter Warlock
  • Sleep - Peter Warlock
  • Autumn Twilight - Peter Warlock
  • Rest, Sweet Nymphs - Peter Warlock
  • Peterisms, Set II: No. 2, Spring - Peter Warlock
  • To the Memory of a Great Singer - Peter Warlock
  • Consider - Peter Warlock
  • I Held Love's Head - Peter Warlock
  • Pretty Ring Time - Peter Warlock
  • Robin Goodfellow - Peter Warlock
  • Ha'nacker Mill - Peter Warlock
  • The Night - Peter Warlock
  • The Lover's Maze - Peter Warlock
  • Cradle Song - Peter Warlock
  • 7 Songs of Summer (Excerpts): No. 2, The Contented Lover - Peter Warlock
  • And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? - Peter Warlock
  • 7 Songs of Summer (Excerpts): No. 3, Youth - Peter Warlock
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Catalogue number: CR062

Composer Peter Warlock
Soprano Luci Briginshaw
Piano Eleanor Meynell
Engineering Michael Whight
Mixing & Mastering
 Adaq Khan
Recording Location St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood
Producer Michael Whight
George Richford
Cover Image Paul Briginshaw
Photography (Luci) Gerard Collett
Photography (Eleanor) Lucy Richards
Cover Design Mike Cooter
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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