Shakespeare in Music: Catherine Hopper, John Mark Ainsley & James Baillieu

21 October 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Catherine Hopper mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
James Baillieu piano

A star team present settings of Shakespeare, through a wide range of composers including Brahms, Strauss, Quilter, and Parry.


Settings of William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)

Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6 

  1. Come away, death        
  2. O mistress mine    
  3. Blow, blow, thou winter wind


Wie erkenn ich dein Treulieb (Johannes Brahms: 1833-1897)
Erstes Lied der Ophelia (Richard Strauss: 1864-1949)
Sein Leichenhemd weiss (Brahms)
Zweites Lied der Ophelia (Strauss)
Auf Morgen ist Sankt Valentins Tag (Brahms)
Drittes Lied der Ophelia (Strauss)

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

Under the greenwood tree

Roger Quilter

It was a lover and his lass

Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Come away, death

Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

O Mistress  Mine
No longer Mourn for me
Take, O take Those lips
When Icicles Hang By the Wall MS


Joseph Horovitz (b.1926)

Lady Macbeth – A Scena: ‘Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be’

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

La mort d'Ophélie

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

La mort d'Ophélie

Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Songs for Ariel 

  1. Come unto these yellow sands 
  2. Full fathom five 
  3. Where the bee sucks

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)


Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)


Eric Coates (1886-1957)

Tell me Where is Fancy bred

Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Pretty Ringtime
Sigh no more, ladies

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