Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 On the Idle Hill of Summer
Arthur Somervell 2:41
2 Anthem for Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen 0:55
3 Dirge for Two Veterans
Kurt Weill 4:21
4 The Children
James MacMillan 6:20
5 Corporal Stare
Robert Graves 1:34
6 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Gustav Mahler 6:21
7 He Is There!
Charles Ives 4:17
8 Bleuet
Francis Poulenc 3:12
9 The Soldier
Rupert Brooke 1:06
10 The Soldier
John Ireland 2:53
11 An den kleinen Radioapparat
Hanns Eisler 1:19
12 Buddy on the Nightshift
Kurt Weill 2:48
13 The Dancer
Michael Tippett 2:19
14 Counter-Attack
Siegfried Sassoon 2:26
15 Channel Firing
Gerald Finzi 6:16
16 C
Francis Poulenc 2:59
17 Hotelzimmer 1942
Hanns Eisler 2:03
18 Ma jeunesse
Reynaldo Hahn 2:20
19 Dulce et decorum est
Wilfred Owen 1:55
20 The Children
Benjamin Britten 4:45
21 Le disparu
Francis Poulenc 1:38
22 Severn Meadows
Ivor Gurney 1:46
23 The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
Wilfred Owen 0:59
24 The Lads in Their Hundreds
George Butterworth 2:27

Credits

CD 1

premiered in:
Wien, Austria (1900-01-14) (track 6)
piano:
Iain Burnside (tracks 3–4, 6, 8, 11–13, 16–18, 20–21)
Roger Vignoles (tracks 1, 7, 10, 15, 22, 24)
piccolo:
Ann Allen (track 7)
baritone vocals:
Christopher Maltman (tracks 1, 7, 10, 15, 22, 24)
composer:
Hanns Eisler (tracks 11, 17)
Reynaldo Hahn (track 18)
Gustav Mahler (track 6)
Kurt Weill (tracks 3, 12)
Ivor Gurney (track 22)
George Butterworth (1911) (track 24)
Charles Ives (1917) (track 7)
John Ireland (English composer) (1917 – 1918) (track 10)
Gerald Finzi (1932 – 1949) (track 15)
Francis Poulenc (1939) (track 8)
Francis Poulenc (1943) (track 16)
Francis Poulenc (1946) (track 21)
Sir Michael Tippett (1950 – 1951) (track 13)
Benjamin Britten (1969) (track 20)
James MacMillan (composer and conductor) (1995) (track 4)
lyricist:
Louis Aragon (French poet) (track 16)
Bertolt Brecht (tracks 11, 17)
Rupert Brooke (track 10)
Robert Desnos (track 21)
Ivor Gurney (track 22)
Thomas Hardy (poet) (track 15)
A. E. Housman (poet) (tracks 1, 24)
Alun Lewis (track 13)
John McCrae (poet) (track 7)
William Soutar (tracks 4, 20)
Hélène Vacaresco (track 18)
Walt Whitman (track 3)
soprano vocals:
Sally Matthews (soprano) (tracks 4, 6, 12, 16, 18)
spoken vocals:
Simon Russell Beale (tracks 2, 5, 9, 14, 19, 23)
tenor vocals:
Mark Padmore (British tenor) (tracks 3, 8, 11, 13, 17, 20–21)
writer:
Robert Graves (English poet) (track 5)
Wilfred Owen (tracks 19, 23)
Siegfried Sassoon (track 14)
Rupert Brooke (track 9)
Wilfred Owen (1917) (track 2)
part of:
Francis Poulenc's works (FP) (number: FP 102) (track 8)
Francis Poulenc's works (FP) (number: FP 134) (track 21)
arrangements:
is based on:
The Soldier (track 10)
is the basis for:
Obscene as Cancer (track 19)
later translated versions:
To the Little Radio (track 11)
later versions:
part of:
Two Songs (“The Soldier” & “Blow Out, You Bugles”) (track 10)
A Shropshire Lad (track 1)
Lieder aus "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" (part of collection) (track 6)
recording of:
Bleuet, FP 102 (track 8)
Corporal Stare (track 5)
Counter-Attack (track 14)
Hotelzimmer 1942 (track 17)
Le Disparu, FP 134 (track 21)
Ma jeunesse (track 18)
Severn Meadows (track 22)
The Children (track 4)
The Soldier (track 9)