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Monday, 23 November 2015

John Donne, Pelham Humfrey, John Shirley- Quirk

A powerful Pelham Humfrey (Humphrey) setting of a poem by John Donne. John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone.

A counter-tenor interpretation by Robin Blaze.

Alfred Deller interpretation

Isaac Walton on Donne's poem-hymn:

"He caused it to be set to a most grave and solemn tune and to be often sung to the organ by the Choristers of St. |Paul's Church in his own hearing especially at the Evening Service".

Death be not proud (Britten)

The Holy Sonnets

Sweetest love, I do not go (Richard Burton)

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