Wayfaring Stranger (Andreas Scholl album)

Wayfaring Stranger is a 2001 album of English-language folksongs by the German countertenor Andreas Scholl.[1][2]

Wayfaring Stranger
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Studio album by
GenreFolk, classical

Track listEdit

  1. I am a poor wayfaring stranger
  2. The Salley Gardens
  3. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
  4. Wild Mountain Thyme
  5. Henry Martin
  6. Charming Beauty Bright
  7. I Will Give my Love an Apple
  8. She Moved Through the Fair
  9. Blow the Wind Southerly
  10. The Wife of Usher's Well
  11. I Loved a Lass
  12. Pretty Saro
  13. Down in Yon Forest
  14. Barbara Allen
  15. The wraggle taggle gypsies, o!
  16. Annie Laurie
  17. Black is the Colour


  1. ^ Billboard 24 Nov. 2001 - Page 19 "On the new Decca album Wayfaring Stranger, young German countertenor Andreas Scholl steps away from the early-music repertoire to perform traditional folksongs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The move may be unexpected, but it is not without precedent. In lending his subtle, polished voice to these songs, Scholl also pays tribute to pioneering English countertenor Alfred Deller (1912-1979), who almost single-handedly revived the vocal style. Deller participated in Britain's early-music revival...
  2. ^ Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 2002 0860249875 - Page 1267 Gramophone - 2001 - "I will give my love an apple. Barbara Allen. Lord Rendall ... [comments in relation to an earlier recital] At the resonant centre of Scholl's voice is a passage of lower middle notes where the vibrancy is strong and rich in a way very comparable to Deller's. Stylistically, on the other hand, , Scholl has developed an art that is quite independent of his great original: his manner is more forthright, less responsive to the spiritual intensity of Sorrow sorrow stay..."