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CASANO'S OCTET

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LEONIE ZIFADO (Soprano)
SINCLAIR LOGAN (Baritone) IN the Colonial Song, Grainger says he has endeavoured to express some of the feelings aroused by the contemplation of the varied scenes of his native Australia.
THE first air is one of a a number composed by Richard Leveridge , a' famous bass singer, who appeared in some of Purcell's works towards the end of the seventeenth century, and in at least one of Handel's English productions. His voice long remained powerful, and at the age of sixty he offered to sing a song against any man in England, for a wager of a hundred guineas. Singing appears to have been good for him, for he was not far off ninety when he died.
Of Leveridge's songs we remember the names of but a few, among them, The Roast Beef of Old England, All in the. Downs, and the one we are about to hear, the jovial Beggar's Song.
MY LOVELY CELIA is a tormented lover's plea to a fair maid to ease his troubled mind by showing him she loves him.
THE philosophy of Come, let's be merry. is much akin to that of the ancient saying that reminds us ' tomorrow we die ' :
Time it will your youth decay ;
Then try to live and enjoy while you may.
THE warrior-maidens who bring to Valhalla the bodies of warriors from the battlefield, who shall serve to guard that home of the gods, are speeding through the air.
In this Prelude to the Third Act of The
Valkyries we have a wonderfully vivid depiction of the galloping of the horses. There are few finer suggestions of elemental force in all music.

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