Album

Whither Must I Wander

Whither Must I Wander

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD389
UPC: 855317003899
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  1. 01 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – The Vagabond
  2. 02 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – II. Let Beauty Awake
  3. 03 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – III. Roadside Fire
  4. 04 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – IV. Youth and Love
  5. 05 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – V. In Dreams
  6. 06 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VI. The Infinite Shining Heavens
  7. 07 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VII. Whither Must I Wander
  8. 08 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VIII. Bright is the Ring of Words
  9. 09 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – IX. I have trod the upward and downward slope
  10. 10 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – I. Port of Many Ships
  11. 11 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – II. Trade Winds
  12. 12 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – III. Mother Carey
  13. 13 – Herbert Howells – King David
  14. 14 – Aaron Copland – At the River
  15. 15 – Steven Mark Kohn – Ten Thousand Miles Away
  16. 16 – Nikolai Karlovich Medtner – Night Song of the Wanderer
  17. 17 – Robert Schumann – Liederkreis Op.39 No.5 Mondnacht

Whither Must I Wander


Will Liverman & Jonathan King

Whither Must I Wander takes its name from one of the Songs of Travel xºby Ralph Vaughan Williams, a song cycle that is at the heart of this release. From the trudging Vagabond to the more playful Roadside Fire and the radiance of Youth and Love, Vaughan Williams explores every bittersweet nuance of journeying.

The album also features the exhilarating vigour of Frederick Keel’s Three Salt-Water Ballads, and the magnificent King David by Herbert Howells. We then travel from England across the Atlantic to hear American songs by Aaron Copland, with one of his Old American Songs, the serene At the River, and by contemporary composer Steve Mark Kohn, whose Ten Thousand Miles Away uses traditional folk song to navigate the emotional strains of missing a loved-one far away.

Liverman and King end their recital with the Goethe-inspired Wanderer’s Night Song by Russian composer Nikolai Medtner, and with the beautiful Mondnacht by Robert Schumann.



01 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – The Vagabond // Whither Must I Wander
  1. 01 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – The Vagabond // Whither Must I Wander
  2. 02 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – II. Let Beauty Awake // Whither Must I Wander
  3. 03 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – III. Roadside Fire // Whither Must I Wander
  4. 04 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – IV. Youth and Love // Whither Must I Wander
  5. 05 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – V. In Dreams // Whither Must I Wander
  6. 06 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VI. The Infinite Shining Heavens // Whither Must I Wander
  7. 07 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VII. Whither Must I Wander // Whither Must I Wander
  8. 08 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – VIII. Bright is the Ring of Words // Whither Must I Wander
  9. 09 – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Songs Of Travel – IX. I have trod the upward and downward slope // Whither Must I Wander
  10. 10 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – I. Port of Many Ships // Whither Must I Wander
  11. 11 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – II. Trade Winds // Whither Must I Wander
  12. 12 – J. Frederick Keel – Three Salt-Water Ballads – III. Mother Carey // Whither Must I Wander
  13. 13 – Herbert Howells – King David // Whither Must I Wander
  14. 14 – Aaron Copland – At the River // Whither Must I Wander
  15. 15 – Steven Mark Kohn – Ten Thousand Miles Away // Whither Must I Wander
  16. 16 – Nikolai Karlovich Medtner – Night Song of the Wanderer // Whither Must I Wander
  17. 17 – Robert Schumann – Liederkreis Op.39 No.5 Mondnacht // Whither Must I Wander