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18 June 2011

Gemma McNamee soprano and Martina Liegat-Wilson piano

Franz Schubert 1797-1828
Nacht und Träume
Auf dem Wasser zu singen

Matthew Ward tenor and Marilyn Phillips piano

Benjamin Britten 1913-1976
Winter Words Op.52
       1.   At Day-close in November
       2.   Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)
       3.   Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
       4.   The Little Old Table
       5.   The Choirmaster's Burial (or The Tenor Man's Story)
       6.   Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)
       7.   At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin)
       8.   Before Life and After


Samuel Thomas-Holland baritone and Martina Liegat-Wilson piano

Gerald Finzi 1901-1956
Let Us Garlands Bring Op.18
       1.   Come Away Death
       3.   Fear No More the Heat of the Sun
       4.   O Mistress Mine
       5.   It Was a Lover and His Lass

Annette Gebauer mezzo-soprano and Marilyn Phillips piano

Robert Schumann 1810-1856 
A Woman's Life and Love (Frauenliebe und Leben) Op.42
       1.   Seit Ich Ihn Gesehen
       2.   Er, der Herrlichste von allen
       3.   Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
       4.   Du Ring an meinem Finger 
       5.   Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
       6.   Susser Freund, du blackest
       7.   An meinem Herzen,an meiner Brust
       8.   Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan 

Antonín Dvořák 1841-1904  
Selection from Gypsy Songs (Ciganske Melodie) Op.55
       1.   My Song  Sounds of Love
       2.   Ah! Why is My Three-cornered Bell Ringing? 
       4.   Songs My Mother Taught Me 

"As surely as birds must sing, so long as words exist and man is capable of feeling, there will be song" - Gerald Finzi

Winter Words

Thomas Hardy

Clara Wieck Schumann

Gerald Finzi