Wednesday 22 April 2020 7:30PM

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Rainier, Purcell, Croft, Humfrey and Britten

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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Allan Clayton tenor
  • James Baillieu piano

The leading tenor’s programme features Britten’s realisations of music from the Baroque period and song cycles setting John Donne by both Britten (whose Holy Sonnets received their world première at Wigmore Hall) and the South African-British composer Ivy Priaulx Rainier.

  • With grateful thanks to the Voices at Wigmore Circle
  • The Britten Series is made possible with support from the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund
  • Priaulx Rainier (1903-1986)
        • Cycle for Declamation
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
      • The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love Z609
        • Take not a woman's anger ill (realised by Benjamin Britten)
        • I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams Z388 (realised by Benjamin Britten)
        • If music be the food of love Z379c (realised by Benjamin Britten)
        • Sweeter than roses Z585 (realised by Benjamin Britten)
  • Interval
  • William Croft (1678-1727)
        • A Hymn on Divine Musick (realised by Benjamin Britten)
  • Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
        • Lord! I have sinned (realised by Benjamin Britten)
        • A Hymn to God the Father (realised by Benjamin Britten)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35

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