Sunday 7 November 2021 7:30PM

Samling Institute 25th Anniversary Showcase

Man, Woman, Child


  • Alexandra Lowe soprano
  • Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano
  • Filipe Manu tenor
  • William Thomas bass
  • James Baillieu piano
  • Ian Tindale piano

Man, Woman, Child is a new duet cycle by Jonathan Dove, commissioned by Samling Institute for Young Artists to mark its 25th anniversary. The title of this spirited and tender cycle, which will be performed for the first time by Alexandra Lowe, Filipe Manu and James Baillieu, gives inspiration to a programme celebrating song and poetry in English. They are joined by Kitty Whately, William Thomas and Ian Tindale to perform works including Vaughan Williams’s 4 Last Songs, Richard Rodney Bennett’s Songs before Sleep, settings of Thomas Hardy by Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten folksong arrangements and songs by Roger Quilter, Elizabeth Maconchy, Margaret Bonds, Eric Coates and Ivor Novello.

This recital by six Samling Artists from across the years highlights Samling Institute’s unique contribution over the past 25 years to nurturing the brightest and the best of young classical singers and pianists nationally and internationally.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • The trees they grow so high
      • The Salley Gardens
      • O Waly, Waly
      • The Foggy, Foggy Dew
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
      • 4 Last Songs
  • Jonathan Dove (b.1959)
      • Man, Woman, Child
        • (world première)
  • Interval
  • Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
      • A Young Man's Exhortation Op. 14
        • Budmouth Dears
        • Her Temple
        • The Sigh
        • Transformations
  • Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
      • Seven Elizabethan Lyrics Op. 12
        • Weep you no more
        • The Faithless Shepherdess
      • 5 Shakespeare Songs (set 2) Op. 23
        • It was a lover and his lass
  • Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)
      • Ophelia’s Song
  • Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
      • What Lips My Lips Have Kissed
  • Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
      • Songs before Sleep
  • Eric Coates (1886-1957)
      • Bird songs at eventide
  • Ivor Novello (1893-1951)
      • I Can Give You the Starlight

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