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I Heard You Singing: Songs My Father Taught Me

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This is Jonathan's first solo album.  It contains many of his favourite songs from his favourite genre English Artsong.

A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth with poems from the Alfred Edward Housman collection of the same name.

  1. Loveliest of trees
  2. When I was one and twenty
  3. Look not in my eyes
  4. Think no more, lad
  5. The lads in their hundreds
  6. Is my team ploughing?

Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams with poems selected from the Robert Louis Stevenson collection of the same name.

  1. The Vagabond
  2. Let Beauty Awake
  3. The Roadside Fire
  4. Youth and Love
  5. In Dreams
  6. The Infinite Shining Heavens
  7. Whither Must I Wander
  8. Bright is the Ring of Words
  9. I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope

A selection of Songs from The Hums of Pooh by Harold Fraser-Simpson based on verses from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by Alan Alexander Milne.

  1. Isn’t it Funny
  2. How Sweet to be a Cloud
  3. Cottleston Pie
  4. 3 Cheers for Pooh
  5. The more it Snows
  6. I lay on my Chest
  7. Here Lies a Tree
  8. Christopher Robin is going

And

  1. Sea Fever by John Ireland words by John Masefield
  2. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal by Roger Quilter with words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  3. The Foggy Foggy Dew by Benjamin Britten with traditional words
  4. I Heard you Singing by Eric Coates with words by Harry Rodney Bennett

 

Morton’s light voice and vocal expressiveness are suited perfectly to this genre and the enunciation of the beautiful lyrics is excellent." Herald Sun

 “In Jonathan’s fine interpretation of 27 English art songs he is very comfortable with the genre and his voice has a generous virile quality, with a big range and beautiful nuanced phrasing. His superb technique allows him to use a wide palette of vocal colours and dynamics. His is not the English sound I have associated with these well known pieces but freer, and for me, more enjoyable. I relished the clarity of his diction and the honesty in his interpretations. Whilst the works are well known, this performance is fresh, and repeated listenings brought me increased enjoyment. David McSkimming’s accompanying is absolutely top class as usual, and one senses that these two thoroughly enjoy their music making together. His singing is wonderful and I can highly recommend the disc which I am certain would have widespread appeal." Inge Southcott

I Heard You Singing: Songs My Father Taught Me
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