Benjamin Britten remembered

20 October 2013, 7:00pm

James Bowman (counter tenor)
Andrew Plant (piano)

“15 Minutes of Fame” – At the start of this evening’s concert, rising star tenor Nick Pritchard and pianist Ian Tindale will give a short showcase performance, including songs by Britten.

James Bowman and Andrew Plant both worked with Britten and they will give a programme that includes a number of his songs and arrangements alongside other works he loved. James Bowman, one of the UK’s best-loved counter-tenors, will also talk about his experiences with Britten, including creating the “Voice of Apollo” in Britten’s Death in Venice.


Henry Purcell (1659-1695) / Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Sweeter than roses

Benjamin Britten
From A charm of Lullabies:

Cradle Song
Nurses Song

From Gloriana:

The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex

Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
My own country
The Night

Benjamin Britten
From This way to the tomb:


Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
From Peacock Pie:

Full moon

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
From Five Mystical Songs:

The Call

From Wenlock Edge:

From far, from eve and morning

Benjamin Britten
From The Red Cockatoo:

If thou wilt ease thine heart

From A Midsummer Night's Dream:

I know a bank

Folksong (realised B. Britten)
The trees they grow so high

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