Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960) was a pupil of Vaughan Williams, and stands alongside Howells, Bax and Bliss as one of an outstanding generation of early and mid-twentieth century British composers. Alongside three symphonies, his famous slow waltz Dusk and a fine body of theatre, sacred and chamber music, Gibbs was a prolific writer of songs. This four album set from Lyrita Records includes all 107 of Gibbs' songs, many recorded for the first time.
Complementing the release of SRCD.2400 and SRCD.404, Nimbus Music Publishing has released three volumes of Armstrong Gibbs' songs, featured in the albums, in high quality saddle-stitched editions:
NMP1144: Four Songs for Tenor Voice: Willows Leaves: Three Songs After the Chinese Manner (John Irvine) and The Doctor’s Song from ‘Henry Brocken’ (Walter de la Mare)
NMP1145: Four Songs for Soprano Voice: Two Pastorals (H.T. Wade-Gery), Jane Eyre’s Song and Lorelei’s Songs drom ‘Henry Brocken’ (Walter de la Mare)
NMP1146: Two Songs: The Old House (Grey Hayward Kirkus) and The Rainy Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)