Frederick Delius

Sea Drift, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/3

    Description by Joseph Stevenson

    Delius was one of many turn-of-the-century English composers who were deeply attracted to the poetry of Whitman. Sea-Drift, for baritone, chorus, and orchestra is a surging, passionate large-scale work about grief, symbolized by a sea-bird which has lost its mate, the bird's return and incessant search for its lost love seen through the eyes of a boy watching from the shore. This deeply touching music seems alive with the rhythms of the sea and the wheeling flight of the birds.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2018 Urania Records WS 121345
    2015 Chandos CHAN 10868X
    2014 Hallé HLE 7535
    2012 Decca
    2012 Naxos 8572764
    2012 Danacord DACOCD 732
    2011 Decca 4783078
    2009 Chandos 30
    2003 Naxos 8503148
    2001 SOMM 10
    2000 Naxos 110905
    1995 Decca 448 170-2DF2
    1994 EMI Music Distribution 565113-2
    1993 Chandos CHAN9214
    Argo 430206
    Beecham Edition 3