Sunday 23 September 2018 3:00PM

Louise Alder soprano; Nicky Spence tenor; William Vann piano

Parry Centenary Song Recital

Additional notes

Change of Artist:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mary Bevan (soprano) is unable to take part in the above concert. She will be replaced by Louise Alder (soprano). The programme remains the same.

Booking information

This concert is part of Chamber Zone, a free ticket scheme for young people aged 8-25 years old. Please call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 and quote “Chamber Zone” to book


This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Louise Alder soprano
  • Nicky Spence tenor
  • William Vann piano

A centenary tribute to one of the most distinguished of English musicians. His exceptional song settings are interspersed with other examples by friends, colleagues, pupils, and Johannes Brahms, whom Parry particularly admired.

  • Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
        • My true love hath my heart
  • William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1975)
        • Maienthau Op. 23 No. 2
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Therese Op. 86 No. 1
        • Die Mainacht Op. 43 No. 2
        • So lass uns wandern! Op. 75 No. 3
  • Hubert Parry
        • O mistress mine
        • Take, o take those lips away
        • Blow, blow thou winter wind
        • Through the ivory gate
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
        • Summum bonum
  • Hubert Parry
        • Weep you no more
  • John Ireland (1879-1962)
        • The trellis
  • Hubert Parry
        • On a time the amorous Silvy
        • Nightfall in winter
        • My heart is like a singing bird
        • From a city window
  • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
      • The Clown's Songs from Shakespeare's ‘Twelfth Night’ Op. 65
        • O mistress mine
  • Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
        • The heart worships
  • Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
        • The last invocation
  • Hubert Parry
        • The sound of hidden music
  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
        • An Old Man’s Lullaby

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