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Wilkinson, Stephen - Sunlight on the Garden, The



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The collected songs for voice and piano of aclaimed choral conductor and arranger Stephen Wilkinson. This album includes settings of Marvell's poem The Garden, a joyful expression of horticultural delights that cleverly combines an almost atonal idiom with elements of a Gilbert and Sullivan patter song. The title work The Sunlight on the Garden is a setting of the MacNeice poem of the same name, and evokes darker moods of wartime by the use of a constantly evolving harmonic palette. \"In the field of choral music, Stephen Wilkinson is a genius.\" (Yorkshire Post) \"Simply a great choral conductor\" (South China Times)
\"No praise could overstate the merits of Stephen Wilkinson’s direction\" (The Guardian).


The Sunlight on the Garden (text by Louis MacNiece)

Infant Joy (William Blake)

The Echoing Green (William Blake)

Two Shakespeare Songs (Wm Shakespeare)

          Come Away Death

          Crabbed Age and Youth

One Foot in Eden (Edwin Muir)

Heaven (Rupert Brooke)

At the Manger (W H Auden)

The Hour-Glass (Ben Johnson)

Spring and Fall (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

The Garden (Andrew Marvell)

Joly Jankin (Anon.)

Cinderella's Song (Elizabeth Madox Roberts)

The Wind and the Moon (George McDonald)

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