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Peter Warlock

voc, 1894-1930 GB, City of Westminster
Singer / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Philip Arnold Heseltine

Philip Arnold Heseltine (30 October 1894 – 17 December 1930), known by the pseudonym Peter Warlock, was a British composer and music critic. The Warlock name, which reflects Heseltine's interest in occult practices, was used for all his published musical works. He is best known as a composer of songs and other vocal music; he also achieved notoriety in his lifetime through his unconventional and often scandalous lifestyle.

  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Capriol Suite: 5. Pied-en- l'air on Fantasia on Greensleeves by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bethlehem Down on Christmas by Voces8
Capriol Suite: 2. Pavane on Fantasia on Greensleeves by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock & Ralph Vaughan Williams
Pieds-en-l'air from Capriol Suite for String Orchestra on Simply Summer by Various Artists
Warlock: Adam Lay Ybounden on A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
Capriol Suite: 1. Basse-danse on Fantasia on Greensleeves by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock & Ralph Vaughan Williams
3 Carols: Balulalow on Cambridge Singers Christmas Album by The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter
I saw a fair maiden on Cambridge Singers Christmas Album by The Cambridge Singers & John Rutter
Lullaby My Jesus on Christmas Fantasy by Winchester Cathedral Choir & David Hill
Bethlehem Down on Christmas Fantasy by Winchester Cathedral Choir & David Hill

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Title Artist Year Type
Christmas With SepturaJohann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Peter Warlock2016Album
Ten Blake Songs / On Wenlock Edge / The End / The CurlewRalph Vaughan Williams / Jonathan Dove / Peter Warlock - Mark Padmore, Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia2013Album
An English CollectionBenjamin Britten, Alan Rawsthorne, Francis Chagrin, Peter Warlock, Sir William Walton, Orchestra Da Camera Di Roma, Nicolas Flagello2013Album
Songs From An IslandBenjamin Britten, Roger Quilter, Peter Warlock2013Album
Boult Conducts: Butterworth, Howells, Hadley, WarlockSir Adrian Boult, George Butterworth, Herbert Howells, Peter Warlock, Patrick Hadley, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra2007Compil.
Serenade For Strings / Capriol Suite / St. Paul's Suite / Beni MoraSir Edward Elgar / Peter Warlock / Gustav Holst / Sir Malcolm Sargent, Philharmonia Orchestra / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / BBC Symphony Orchestra2004Album
The English Song Series • 4Adrian Thompson, Christopher Maltman, The Duke Quartet, John Constable, Peter Warlock2003Album
English String Miniatures Volume 2Sir Edward Elgar, Frank Bridge, Haydn Wood, John Ireland, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock, Geoffrey Bush, Ralph Vaughan Williams, English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones2001Album
The Curlew · Capriol · Serenade · SongsPeter Warlock - John Mark Ainsley, The Nash Ensemble1997Album
Capriol Suite; The Curlew; Six English Tunes; Serenade; Six Italian Dance TunesPeter Warlock / The London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople1996Album
Pachebel's 'Canon'Gustav Holst / Tomaso Albinoni / Peter Warlock / Johann Pachelbel / Edvard Grieg / Samuel Barber1995Album
Songs By Peter WarlockPeter Warlock - John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles1994Album
English String MusicBenjamin Britten • Gustav Holst • Frederick Delius • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Peter Warlock, Bournemouth Sinfonietta Director Richard Studt1994Album
The Curlew • 12 Songs • Capriol SuitePeter Warlock / James Griffett1994Compil.
A Warlock Centenary AlbumPeter Warlock1994Compil.
English String MusicSir Edward Elgar / Frederick Delius / Peter Warlock / Gustav Holst / Sir William Walton / Henry Purcell - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth1993Compil.
The Frostbound Wood - Christmas Music By Peter WarlockPeter Warlock / Allegri Singers Conducted By Louis Halsey / Margaret Cable1992Album
Serenade • Nocturne • Capriol Suite • SerenadeErnest John Moeran, Peter Warlock, Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley1990Album
Warlock: Capriol Suite; Butterworth: A Shropshire LadPeter Warlock, George Butterworth, Benjamin Britten, Sir Neville Marriner, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields1989Album
Warlock: The Curlew • Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Ten Blake SongsPeter Warlock, Ralph Vaughan Williams / The Music Group Of London, Ian Partridge1988Compil.
Warlock SongsPeter Warlock, Benjamin Luxon, David Willison1988Album
English Music For StringsGuildhall String Ensemble, Gustav Holst, Frederick Delius, John Ireland, Gerald Finzi, Sir William Walton, Sir Edward Elgar, Peter Warlock1988Album
On Wenlock Edge, Ten Blake Songs/The CurlewIan Partridge, The Music Group Of London, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock1987Album
Suite De Ballet / An Old Song / Serenade / Capriol (Suite For Full Orchestra)Gustav Holst, Peter Warlock - The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite, Sir Adrian Boult, The London Symphony Orchestra1985Album
Songs Of EnglandGraham Trew, Roger Vignoles - Charles Hubert Hastings Parry / Charles Villiers Stanford / Frank Bridge / Frederick Delius / Roger Quilter / Sir Arthur Somervell / William Denis Browne / Michael Head / Peter Warlock / Armstrong Gibbs / Patrick Hadley1984Album
Orchestral Suites Of The British Isles = Suites Britanniques Pour OrchestreRalph Vaughan Williams / Peter Warlock / Sir Hamilton Harty - The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra • Uri Mayer1984Album
An Album of English SongsBenjamin Britten - Gustav Holst - Ivor Gurney - Roger Quilter - Geoffrey Bush - Peter Warlock1982Album
Serenade / On Hearing the First Cuckoo / Capriol Suite / Tallis Fantasia / The Banks Of Green WillowSir Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, Peter Warlock, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1982Album
Songs To ShakespeareGerald Finzi / Peter Warlock / Ernest John Moeran / Sir Arthur Somervell / Charles Hubert Hastings Parry / Ivor Gurney / Mary Plumstead / Eric Coates / Roger Quilter - Graham Trew, Roger Vignoles1981Album
English SongsIvor Gurney • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Frederick Delius • Peter Warlock • Ian Partridge • Jennifer Partridge1980Album
Concerto Grosso - Concerto For Oboe And Strings / Capriol Suite - Serenade For StringsRalph Vaughan Williams / Peter Warlock - The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1979Album
The Art Of The English Chamber OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra, José-Luis Garcia - William Boyce / Ralph Vaughan Williams / Frederick Delius / Henry Purcell / Georg Friedrich Händel / Sir Edward Elgar / Peter Warlock / Antonio Vivaldi1979Album
Songs, Partsongs And CarolsPeter Warlock, Robert Tear, Geoffrey Parsons, Wilfrid Parry, The Louis Halsey Singers, Louis Halsey1978Album
Music Of Nielsen / Sibelius / WarlockCarl Nielsen / Jean Sibelius / Peter Warlock1977Album
Musica DolceJoseph Bodin de Boismortier / Samuel Scheidt / Clement Woodcock / William Byrd / Peter Lyne / Moses Pergament / Paul Hindemith / Peter Warlock - Musica Dolce1977Album
20th Century English MusicBenjamin Britten • Alan Rawsthorne • Francis Chagrin • Peter Warlock - Nicolas Flagello / Orchestra Da Camera Di Roma1977Album
PastoraleGustav Holst / Ralph Vaughan Williams / John Ireland / Ernest John Moeran / Arnold Bax / Peter Warlock / John McCabe1974Album
The Curlew / Four Hymns / Merciless BeautyPeter Warlock / Ralph Vaughan Williams / Ian Partridge / David Butt / Janet Craxton / The Music Group Of London1974Album
The Curlew (And 12 Songs For Solo Voice And Instruments)Peter Warlock - James Griffett, Haffner String Quartet, Mary Murdoch, Mary Ryan1973Album
Choral Music And SongsPeter Warlock - The Elizabethan Singers, Herrick Bunney, Morys Davies, Heather Kay, Jennifer Partridge, Malcolm Rudland1972Album
Concertino For Harpsichord And Strings / The Holy Boy / Two English Idylls / Capriol Suite / Lonely Waters / Whythorne's ShadowWalter Leigh, John Ireland, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock, Ernest John Moeran, Neville Dilkes Conducting English Sinfonia1972Album
Merry-Go-Down (Songs, Catches And Poems, Sociable, Amorous And Bibulous)Peter Warlock1971Album
Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 / Capriol Suite / St. Paul's SuiteAntonín Dvořák / Peter Warlock / Gustav Holst / The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent1970Album
Christmas Music From Westminster AbbeyBenjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, John Joubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock - The Choir Of Westminster Abbey, Douglas Guest, Simon Preston1967Album
Capriol SuitePeter Warlock ; Herbert Menges conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra1958Single
Variations: Frank Bridge Theme / Capriol SuiteBenjamin Britten / Peter Warlock / Boyd Neel Conducting The Boyd Neel String Orchestra1953Album
Merry-Go-Down (Songs, Catches And Poems, Sociable, Amorous And Bibulous)Peter WarlockAlbum
Streich-Quartett In D-moll (ré-mineur) K. 421The Griller String Quartet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henry Purcell, Peter WarlockAlbum
The Curlew - Twelve SongsPeter Warlock - Alexander Young, Lionel Solomon, Peter Graeme, Gordon Watson, The Sebastian String QuartetAlbum
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