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British composers of song

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Frederic Cowen (1852-1935)

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« on: November 01, 2021, 10:20:54 am »

Britain has produced many masters of song - a difficult task to encapsulate a text with a couple of minutes and make the setting memorable. My favourites are Henry Purcell, Arthur Sullivan, Hubert Parry, Roger Quilter, Ivor Gurney, Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten. Perhaps this is too selective...

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"A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it." (Sydney Grew, 1922)

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