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A Warlock Centenary Album
Frederick Harvey, Peter Warlock, Neville Dilkes
A Warlock Centenary Album
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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The best Warlock disc you can purchase
T. Murphy | San Jose, California United States | 12/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Heseltine (Warlock, as you probably know, was a pen-name and alter-ego) didn't write a great deal of music, and most of it is largely-forgotten pot-boiler choral work. However, he did produce a handful of masterpieces despite a life of impressive libertinage, and these works more than justify his ascension into the elect of composers. This disc offers excellent performances of all the major Warlock repetoire- you couldn't ask for a better Curlew or sprightlier Capriol Suite, and the choral pieces and art songs are memorably executed. There's not a bad track in the lot, in other words, and this is an excellent place to start looking at quite a good underrated composer from a country of quite good underrated composers."
An excellent Warlock compilation!
chefdevergue | Spokane, WA United States | 04/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, it has the Capriol Suite, so don't worry. However, if your only exposure to Warlock is the Capriol Suite, you will be pleasantly suprised. Warlock's biggest contribution to English music was through the media of carols and songs, and there are some excellent selections here, culled from a variety of sources and recorded between 1961 and 1981.Ian Partdidge's "The Curlew" is as good a performance as you will find of this song cycle. Also among my favorites are "Bethlehem Down," an utterly haunting & touching Christmas carol; a wonderful arrangement of the song "The Lady's Birthday;" also another carol, "Where riches is everlastingly."Everything on this album is simply excellent. If you are already a Warlock devotee, you will be very happy with this; if you are just getting introduced to Warlock, you could not have picked a better CD!"