Sunday 29 January 2017 3:00PM

Tim Mead countertenor; James Baillieu piano

Howells, Quilter, Purcell and more


  • Tim Mead countertenor
  • James Baillieu piano

Tim Mead’s soulful expression, tonal warmth and jaw-dropping vocal technique have won a legion of admirers.

The English countertenor, whose repertoire spans everything from Monteverdi to Birtwistle, explores the songs of his homeland with a programme spiced with such delights as John Dankworth’s languid Shakespeare sonnet setting and Betty Roe’s haunting ‘To his sweet saviour’.

  • Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
        • King David
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
        • Linden Lea
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
        • Lord, what is man? (A Divine Hymn) Z192 (arr. Benjamin Britten)
  • Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
      • Five Shakespeare Songs (set 2) Op. 23
        • It was a lover and his lass
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
        • Silent Noon
  • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
        • La Belle Dame sans merci
  • Betty Roe (b.1930)
        • To his sweet saviour
  • John Ireland (1879-1962)
        • If there were dreams to sell
  • Joseph Phibbs (b.1974)
        • The Moon's Funeral
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
        • Tired
  • Herbert Howells
        • A madrigal
  • John Dankworth (1927-2010)
        • Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  • Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
        • Love for Love
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
        • O Waly, Waly
  • Roger Quilter
        • Hey, ho, the wind and the rain
  • Encore
  • Henry Purcell
        • Music for a while Z583

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