Monthly Archives: November 2013

Listening to Britten – Early one morning

Sunrise on the Yare, Norfolk by Thomas Lound. Photo courtesy of Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service Early one morning (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 5 no.4 (British Isles)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano (pre 23 April 1957, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – O the sight entrancing

Dublin from Phoenix Park (1797) by William Ashford. Photo (c) Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries O the sight entrancing (Planxty Sudley) (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.10 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano (1957, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The last rose of summer

Roses by Frederick Appleyard. (c) The artist’s estate. Photo (c) Laing Art Gallery The last rose of summer (Groves of Blarney) (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.9 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano (1957, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Oft in the stilly night

Ireland Overnight: Dublin via Holyhead/Belfast via Heysham (British Railways poster artwork) by Claude Buckle. (c) The artist’s estate. Photo (c) National Railway Museum Oft in the stilly night (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.8 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Dear harp of my country!

Singer with a ClĂ rsach (Gaelic Harp) by Cathleen Mann. (c) the artist’s estate. Photo (c) Glasgow Libraries Dear harp of my country! (Kate Tyrrel) (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.7 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Rich and rare

The Casino at Marino, Dublin by Thomas Sautelle Roberts. Photo (c) Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester Rich and rare (Summer is Coming) (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.6 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano (1957, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – At the mid hour of night

In the Dargle Country, Ireland by James Arthur O’Connor. Photo (c) Museums Sheffield In the mid hour of night (Molly, My Dear) (Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4 no.5 (Moore’s Irish Melodies)) – folksong arrangement for high voice and piano (1957, Britten … Continue reading

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