Lucy Crowe & Anna Tilbrook

20 October 2012, 7:00pm

7pm (free): Pre-concert talk given by Roderick Swanston

Songs of London: Mendelssohn, Haydn, Walton and others

Star soprano Lucy Crowe returns to the Festival with an intriguing programme based around London; songs written in the city, about it, and for it. William Walton’s Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table, one of the highlights of 20th-century English song, is complemented by songs by Mendelssohn, Haydn and others.

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Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
O Ravishing Delight

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Sweeter than Roses
From Rosy Bowers

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
A Pastoral Song
Pleasing Pains

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Bei der Wiege
Der Blumenstrauss
Die liebende schreibt
Suleika Op. 34 no. 4
Es weiss und rat es doch keiner


Composer Alumni of the RCM:

Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
It was a lover and his lass
Take O take those lips away

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Silent Noon
Orpheus with his lute

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)
The Cloths of Heaven

Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Love went a-riding

William Walton (1902-1983)
A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table

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