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Stuart Jackson, Johnny Herford & William Vann

20 October 2012, 13:00


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A.E. Housman: A Shropshire Lad and other songs

The second concert in our day of English song focuses on the many and varied settings of A.E. Housman, presented by three outstanding young artists. Music by Butterworth, Berkely, Somervell, Gurney, Ireand and others is interspersed with readings.

Please note that this recital will last for approximately one hour and there will be no interval.

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George Butterworth

A Shropshire Lad

Loveliest of trees
When I was one-and-twenty
Look not in my eyes
Think no more, lad
The lads in their hundreds
Is my team ploughing?

Ivor Gurney

The Lent Lily (Ludlow and Teme)

Rebecca Clarke

Eight O'Clock

Arnold Bax

Far in a western brookland

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Is my team ploughing? (from On Wenlock Edge)

John Ireland

Goal and wicket (from The Land of Lost Content)

C. W. Orr

When I watch the living meet (from A Shropshire Lad)

Michael Head

Ludlow town

Lennox Berkeley

Five songs to Housman poems:

The halfmoon westers low, my love
The street sounds to the soldiers' tread
He would not stay for me
Look not in my eyes
Because I liked you better

Arthur Somervell

Into my Heart an Air that kills

On the idle hill of Summer (from A Shropshire Lad)

Festival Passes

This event is part of a series:

2012 Festival

The Annual Oxford Lieder Festival, bringing song to the heart of Oxford

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