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Vaughan Williams and friends: the songs of Vaughan Williams alongside those of his teachers and contemporaries

London English Song Festival 2015

Venue: St George's Church, Hanover Square, W1S 1FX

Repertoire

Vaughan Williams
Three poems by Walt Whitman
Vaughan Williams
Three songs from Shakespeare
Vaughan Williams
Orpheus with his lute
Vaughan Williams
Dirge for Fidele
Vaughan Williams
It was a lover
Vaughan Williams
Cradle song
Vaughan Williams
Two poems by Seamus O’Sullivan
Vaughan Williams
Buonaparty
Vaughan Williams
Lollipops song (unpublished)
Vaughan Williams
Spinning song (unpublished)
Vaughan Williams
Rumpelstiltskin’s song (unpublished)
Vaughan Williams
Blake’s cradle song
Stanford
Songs of Faith, Op. 97, Set II
Holst
Cradle song (from Six songs, Op. 16)
Finzi
I said to love
Howells
The twilight people (pending permission)
Vaughan Williams
Take, o take those lips away

Performers

Ciara Hendrick
mezzo-soprano
Jonathan McGovern
baritone
William Vann
piano

This recital explores Vaughan Williams’ song settings alongside those of his friends, teachers and contemporaries. Charles Stanford and Hubert Parry both taught RVW at the Royal College of Music and Finzi, Holst and Howells were close friends with whom he corresponded extensively. RVW was also involved in the publication of the songs of Ivor Gurney. A particular treat tonight is the performance of a set of three unpublished songs that reside in the British Library.

Ciara Hendrick and Jonathan McGovern are two of the finest young recitalists of their generation, appearing in countless festivals across the country.

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