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"Echos triumph"
Henry Purcell versus Benjamin Britten

Ann De Prest, soprano (Belgium)

Chia-Fen Wu, soprano (Taiwan)

Hein Boterberg, piano

Dimos de Beun, Harpsichord (Belgium)

Programme:

Henry Purcell - Hark! The ech'ing air (Elkanah Settle)

Benjamin Britten - The ash grove (folk song from Wales)

Henry Purcell - Turn then thine eyes (Elkanah Settle)

Henry Purcell - Fairest Isle (John Dryden)

Benjamin Britten / Purcell realisation - Music for a while

(John Dryden, Nathaniel Lee)

Benjamin Britten - The last rose of summer (Thomas Moore)

Henry Purcell - What can we poor females do? (anonymous)

Henry Purcell - From rosy bow'rs (Thomas d'Urfey)

Benjamin Britten / Purcell realisation - Bess of Bedlam (anonymous)

Benjamin Britten / Purcell realisation - Lost is my quiet (anonymous)

Interval

 

Benjamin Britten - On this Island (Wystan Hugh Auden)

1. Let the Florid Music Praise!

2. Now the Leaves are Falling Fast

3. Seascape

4. Nocturne

5. As it is - Plenty

 

Benjamin Britten - 7 Folk song arrangements                         

Ca' the yowes (Robert Burns)

The Salley gardens (William Yeats)

The brisk young widow (folk song, Cecil Sharp)

O Waly, Waly (folk song from Somerset, C. Sharp)

O can ye sew cushions (Folk song from Scotland)

O the sight entrancing (Thomas Moore)

Oliver Cromwell (folk song from Suffolk)

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