James Gaughan (baritone) and David Hammond (piano) present ‘Bright is the Ring of Words’, a recital of songs exploring the poetry of three centuries which has inspired composers of its own time and later generations.
From the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to Ruckert and Housmann, composers of song have drawn on the words of great and less known poets.
The programme includes works by Butterworth, Finzi, Lawes and Vaughan-Williams from the English Song tradition as well as Lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Bright is the Ring of Words – Vaughan-Williams
Bid me But Live – Lawes
To Althea From Prison – Parry
Who is Sylvia – Finzi
Of All the Torments – Parry
Mary Morison – Sullivan
Die Forelle – Schubert
Schlaflosser Augen Leuchte Truber Stern – Mendelssohn
Ihr Bild – Schubert
The Sailor’s Song – Haydn
Widmung – Schumann
The Vagabond – Vaughan-Williams
La Mer Est Plus Belle – Debussy
The Street Sounds to the Soldier’s Tred – Somervell
The Lads in Their Hundreds – Butterworth
In Summer Time on Bredon – Peel
Lunchtime concerts are included in the standard admission charge. No additional fees apply.