Songs by



Gordon Dyson

Gordon Pullin (tenor) with John Cooper (piano)

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GORDON H. DYSON was born in Huddersfield in 1939. Following a brief period as a reluctant teacher, he has devoted his time entirely to writing poetry and composing songs and piano music. His poems have appeared in 'The Sunday Times' and in 'The Cornhill Magazine' (Byron's publisher!). Recently two of his piano works were broadcast on Radio Three. He corresponded with Robert Graves and met him twice, hence his interest in setting Graves's poetry. This CD includes all Gordon Dyson's settings of Graves, Housman and Baudelaire, as well as a representative selection of his settings of other poets from a total of some seventy or more songs.

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Robert Graves  – Reconciliation
Robert Graves
– The Two Witches
Robert Graves 
– Bites and Kisses
Robert Graves
– Reproach
Robert Graves
– With No Return
Robert Graves
– Hedges Freaked with Snow
Robert Graves
– Song of Patience
Robert Graves
– All I Tell You from My Heart
A.E. Housman
– The Half-moon Westers Low, My Love
A.E. Housman
– Loveliest of Trees
A.E. Housman
– Into My Heart an Air That Kills
A.E. Housman
– White in the Moon the Long Road Lies
A.E. Housman
– When I Was One and Twenty
Anonymous
– There is a Lady Sweet and Kind
Thomas Boyd
– Love on the Mountain
James Joyce
– Golden Hair
Charles Baudelaire
– Le Vin des Amants
Charles Baudelaire
– Le Chat
Charles Baudelaire
– Chanson d'Après-midi
Charles Baudelaire
– Le Serpent Qui Dance
Henry Carey
– Sally in our Alley
John Clare
– Mary
William Blake
– I Love the Jocund Dance
Edmund Waller
– Go, Lovely Rose
Percy Bysshe Shelley
– When the Lamp is Shattered
George Gordon, Lord Byron
– She Walks in Beauty
'Song Without Words' (for Joan)
Matthew Arnold
– 'Requiescat' (for my mother)

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