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Concert programme for the first of three English Song Recitals
presented by the English Opera Group

Wigmore Hall, London, 12 November 1954

Lute Songs

Philip Rosseter When Laura smiles; What then is love but mourning?
John Dowland Flow my tears (Lachrymae); Come heavy sleep

Songs with Harpsichord

Henry Purcell Ah how pleasant 'tis to love; There's not a swain;
Divine Hymn: Job's Curse, Shepherd's Warning

James Bernard A Pastoral Song Cycle (for Voice and Guitar
Poems by Paul Dehn*)
First performance

*'Both words and music of this cycle were written especially for this concert'

Lute Songs

Philip Rosseter Sweet, come again; What is a day?
John Dowland I saw my lady weep
John Bartlet When from my love

Priaulx Rainier Cycle for Declamation (1953)
(from Devotions by John Donne)

Four Songs (from the Musical Century)

Henry Carey arr. Imogen Holst Salley in our Alley; Justification for loving; The Beau's Lamentation for the Loss of Farinelli; Advice to a friend in love
 

Peter Pears tenor, George Malcolm harpsichord, Julian Bream lute and guitar

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