Wednesday 21 October 2020 7:30PM

Allan Clayton tenor; James Baillieu piano

Rainier, Purcell, Croft, Humfrey and Britten


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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.

  • 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
        • I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams Z388
        • If music be the food of love Z379c
        • Sweeter than roses Z585
  • Interval
  • William Croft (1678-1727)
        • A Hymn on Divine Musick
  • Pelham Humfrey (1647-1674)
        • Lord, I have sinned (realised by Benjamin Britten)
        • A Hymne to God the Father (realised by Benjamin Britten)
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35

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