William Blake


William Blake

1757 - 1827

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. 

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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.

A Cradle Song (1947) Benjamin Britten
A Cradle Song Theodor Chanler
A Poison Tree (1965) Op. 74 no.6 Benjamin Britten
A Poison Tree no.2 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ah, Sun-flower (1965) Op. 74 no.12 Benjamin Britten
Ah, Sun-flower! (2000) Jonathan Dove
Ah, sunflower no.7 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Cruelty has a human heart no.8 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Daybreak Op. 20 Roger Quilter
Divine Image (To Mercy) Virgil Thomson
Dream Valley Op. 20 Roger Quilter
Eternity no.10 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Every Night and every Morn (1965) Op. 74 no.14 Benjamin Britten
Holy Thursday (1962) William Walton
In a myrtle shade Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Infant joy no.1 Rebecca Clarke
Infant Joy no.1 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Invocation (2000) Op. 3 no.2 Jonathan Dove
Jerusalem Hubert Parry
London (1965) Op. 74 no.2 Benjamin Britten
London no.4 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Love's Secret Granville Bantock
Memory Theodor Chanler
My Guardian Angel (2002) Judith Weir
My pretty rose tree no.4 Nailah Nombeko
Nurse's song Sir Arthur Somervell
Piping down the valleys wild Sir Arthur Somervell
Proverb I (1965) Op. 74 no.1 Benjamin Britten
Proverb II (1965) Op. 74 no.3 Benjamin Britten
Proverb III (1965) Op. 74 no.5 Benjamin Britten
Proverb IV (1965) Op. 74 no.7 Benjamin Britten
Proverb V (1965) Op. 74 no.9 Benjamin Britten
Proverb VI (1965) Op. 74 no.11 Benjamin Britten
Proverb VII (1965) Op. 74 no.13 Benjamin Britten
The blossom Sir Arthur Somervell
The Chimney-Sweeper (1965) Op. 74 no.4 Benjamin Britten
The Divine Image no.9 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Fly (1965) Op. 74 no.10 Benjamin Britten
The Jocund Dance Roger Quilter
The Lamb no.5 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lamb Theodor Chanler
The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun (2000) Jonathan Dove
The Piper no.3 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Shepherd no.6 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The sick rose no.5 Nailah Nombeko
The Tyger (1965) Op. 74 no.8 Benjamin Britten
The Wild Flower's Song Op. 20 Roger Quilter
Tiger Tiger Rebecca Clarke

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