John Donne


John Donne

1572 - 1631

John Donne was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets.

He studied at Hart Hall, Oxford, which is now Hertford College, best known for its iconic Hertford Bridge, or 'Bridge of Sighs'.

You can read more about him here, and read some of his poetry here.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

1. VII. At the round earths imagin'd corners Geoffrey Gordon
2. I. Thou hast made me, And shall thy worke decay? Geoffrey Gordon
3. II As due by many titles I resigne Geoffrey Gordon
3. XIII. What if this present were the worlds last night? Geoffrey Gordon
4. V I am a little world made cunningly Geoffrey Gordon
4. XIV Batter my heart, three person'd God Geoffrey Gordon
5. VI. This is my playes last scene, here heavens appoint Geoffrey Gordon
6. IV. Oh my blacke Soule! Now thou art summoned Geoffrey Gordon
7. X. Death be not proud, though some have called thee Geoffrey Gordon
7. XVII Since she whom I lov'd hath payd her last debt; Geoffrey Gordon
At the round earth's imagined corners (1918) Hubert Parry
At the round earth's imagined corners, blew (1945) Benjamin Britten
Autumnal (2010) Alec Roth
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you (1945) Benjamin Britten
Death be not proud, though some have called thee (1945) Benjamin Britten
O might those sighes and teares returne againe into my breast and eyes (1945) Benjamin Britten
O my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned (1945) Benjamin Britten
Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one (1945) Benjamin Britten
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt (1945) Benjamin Britten
Thou hast made me, and shall they work decay? (1945) Benjamin Britten
What if this present were the world's last night? (1945) Benjamin Britten

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