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Britten: Vocal Works

Britten Centenary - Britten: Vocal Works / Various
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 151642   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenHenry PurcellFranz SchubertRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Heather HarperNeil MackieBarry TuckwellRoger Vignoles,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSteuart BedfordRichard ArmstrongJeffrey Tate,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsScottish Chamber OrchestraWelsh National Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you’ve been around for the past 40 or so years as a record collector, a record label operative, or just one who tries to write about the recording industry’s products, you’d easily be forgiven for having trouble keeping up with who is doing what with or to whom, who now owns what, what has now been re-packaged and re-released in which configuration under which label, what’s been licensed to which newly created entity, which major label has recently been swallowed partially or whole by which other major label, etc., etc.

This 6-CD boxed set is a perfect—and in this case happy—example of the consume-and-disgorge policy of the big-label corporations who used to be reasonably content to preside over their own domains but now
Read more eagerly gobble up competitors’ catalogs, marking their new territory with the now-dominant company logo, and repackaging the most marketable stuff, leaving only a sketchy trace of its provenance. The selections included on these discs are from the EMI (and previously HMV) catalog, yet not even a hint of this is given anywhere in the packaging (unless you consider the listing of Abbey Road Studios in the recording details a clue). Anyone unaware of this history, which for this collection goes back to 1942 (the Pears/Britten Michelangelo Sonnets), will think that these recordings were made by Warner Classics.

That said, if you’re looking for a solid, well-curated addition to your Britten library (with one exception), then this set will do very well, and with a performer roster populated primarily by singers and players other than Britten and Peter Pears. Most of the recorded performances we have today from this composer and tenor are found on releases from Decca or BBC, but here at least we get some of their significant earliest recorded collaborations—including the Michelangelo Sonnets from November, 1942. The first public performance of the Sonnets (which Britten completed during his and Pears’ 1939-1942 American sojourn) took place at Wigmore Hall on September 23; Pears’ vocal technique had shown marked improvement during the past couple of years, and the singer’s command and confidence were noted in the reviews of the concert. Following the performance EMI made Britten and Pears an offer to record the work, which they did on the 20th of November—the one we have here, which turned out to be a big commercial—and artistic—success.

This set contains everything a committed Britten fan could want, performed by some of this composer’s most authoritative and revered advocates: Heather Harper’s Les Illuminations; Jill Gomez’s Quatre chansons françaises; Elisabeth Söderström’s Our Hunting Fathers; the aforementioned Michelangelo Sonnets by Pears and Britten, plus their remarkably sparse, clear-voiced, ear-tweaking Holy Sonnets of John Donne from 1947; Ian Bostridge’s unsurpassed Canticles; and Neil Mackie’s surprising, decidedly non-Pears-like—and unfortunately, undeservedly underrated Serenade, with Barry Tuckwell’s inimitable horn accompaniment (a revelatory highlight of the set). On Disc 5 Mackie also delivers (with pianist Roger Vignoles) excellent renditions of rarely-heard songs to texts by Hardy, Auden, Soutar, and Burns.

Of course, these performances–of Les Illuminations or the Serenade, or the folksongs, for instance—will not replace the classic, reference versions by Britten and Pears, but the beauty and value of these performances is in their affirmation of Britten’s consummate creative understanding of the triumvirate of voice, poetic text, and musical realization: there is simply nothing else like these works in the history of music. There are many more highlights on these six CDs, including the final disc, featuring Pears/Britten, Felicity Lott and Ann Murray with pianist Graham Johnson, and again, the excellent Neil Mackie and Roger Vignoles in Britten’s Purcell realizations, concluding with Mackie and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Steuart Bedford in Britten’s orchestrations of two Schubert and Schumann songs. The only questionable entry: the contribution of the consummately mediocre Sarah Brightman, which fortunately is confined to six relatively harmless folksong arrangements.

In sum, this is a first-rate, thoughtfully chosen, and well organized selection of Britten works for solo voice that not only exemplifies a recorded catalog but truly and faithfully represents the composer. If nothing else, it should serve to call renewed attention to the artists beyond contemporaries such as Pears, Evans, Baker, and Harper who interpreted Britten’s works–and to bring to the fore Neil Mackie’s exceptional performances, most notably of the Serenade.

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Works on This Recording

1. Les illuminations, Op. 18 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Heather Harper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
2. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor), Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
Length: 23 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4. Orpheus Britannicus: Suite of Songs by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
Length: 12 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangement: Benjamin Britten 
5. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 12, Frühlingsnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1988 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangement: Benjamin Britten 
7. Early Songs (3) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922-1926; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Purcell realizations: I'll sail upon the Dog-Star by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Purcell realizations: Knotting Song by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Purcell realizations: Man is for the woman made by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Children and Sir Nameless by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. If it's ever spring again by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Not even summer yet by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. To lie flat on the back by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. Night covers up the rigid land by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Oxen by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Dawtie's Devotion by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Tradition by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Neil Mackie (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Gully by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Neil Mackie (Tenor), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 26 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 3, Bonny Earl o' Moray by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
22. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 7, Oliver Cromwell by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
23. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 2, Little Sir William by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
24. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 7, Come you not from Newcastle? by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
25. Canticle I, Op. 40 "My beloved is mine" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
26. Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
27. Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Timothy Brown (French Horn), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
28. Canticle IV, Op. 86 "The Journey of the Magi" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), David Daniels (Countertenor), Ian Bostridge (Tenor),
Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
29. Canticle V, Op. 89 "The Death of St Narcissus" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Aline Brewer (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
30. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 1, The plough boy by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
31. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 1, Salley Gardens by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
32. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 5, Foggy, Foggy Dew by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
33. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 2, There's none to soothe by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), David Daniels (Countertenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
34. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 6, O waly, waly by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
Date of Recording: 09/2001 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
35. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 6, Ash Grove by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 10/17/2002 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
36. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 10/17/2002 
Venue:  Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
37. Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Peter Pears (Tenor), Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1967 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape 
Length: 23 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
38. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1954 
Length: 16 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
39. Winter Words, Op. 52 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
40. On this Island, Op. 11 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
41. Folksongs (7), Volume 3: no 3, Sweet Polly Oliver by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
42. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 5, The trees they grow so high by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
43. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 4, O can ye sew cushions? by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
44. Folksongs (5), Volume 5: no 5, Ca' the yowes by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
45. Folksongs (5), Volume 5: no 3, The Lincolnshire poacher by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
46. Folksongs (5), Volume 5: no 1, Brisk young widow by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
47. Folksongs (10), Volume 4: no 4, Minstrel Boy by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor), Sir Philip Ledger (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
48. Folksong Arrangement(s) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sarah Brightman (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
49. Folksongs (8), Volume 2: no 2, Voici le printemps by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1946; England 
50. Folksongs (10), Volume 4: no 9, The last rose of summer by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
51. Folksongs (10), Volume 4: no 8, Oft in the stilly night by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
52. Folksongs (10), Volume 4: no 7, Dear harp of my country by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
53. Folksongs (10), Volume 4: no 3, How sweet the answer by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
54. Folksongs (5), Volume 5: no 4, Early one morning by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
55. Nocturne, Op. 60 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Robert Tear (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
Language: English 
56. Chansons françaises (4) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
57. French Folk Songs (5) for Voice and Orchestra by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Whitefield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endymion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Language: French 
58. Phaedra, Op. 93 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Whitefield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endymion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 
59. Tit for Tat: Tit for Tat by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
60. Tit for Tat: Silver by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
61. Tit for Tat: A Song of Enchantment by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
62. Ballads (2) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
63. What can we poor females do?, Z 429 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
64. Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
65. Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Peter Pears (Tenor), Benjamin Britten (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
66. King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
67. Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
68. Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323: Sound the trumpet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 

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