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A programme of his music for voice and strings
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
The Stratton String Quartet:
George Stratton (violin) ; Edwin Virgo (violin) ; Watson Forbes
(viola) ; John Moore (cello)
Three Fantasies for strings, in four parts (ed. Peter Warlock and Andre Mangeot )
Oh solitude, my sweetest choice
(words by Katherine Phillips , ' The Matchless Orinda '. Accompaniment for pianoforte and string quartet by Herbert Murrill )
Sonata in F, for two violins and figured bass (The Golden Sonata)
Two songs: Retir'd from any mortal's sight (Richard II) ; Come, all ye songsters of the sky (The Fairy Queen)
Chacony (for string quartet)
Probably Margaret Field-Hyde has done more singing of early English songs in general and Purcell in particular than any other singer in this, country. Her enthusiasm for Purcell's music existed a good many years" before she decided to become a singer, and this enthusiasm was greatly increased by early successes in revivals of Purcell operas, especially King Arthur in Cambridge twelve years ago.
Recently she gave a recital of Elizabethan and Purcell songs at the National Gallery, and she seldom gives a song recital in which Purcell does not feature prominently.


Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Violin: George Stratton
Violin: Edwin Virgo
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Andre Mangeot
Unknown: Katherine Phillips
Unknown: Herbert Murrill
Unknown: Margaret Field-Hyde

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