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HUBERT EISDELL (Tenor)
THE SPENCER DYKE STRING QUARTET: SPENCER DYKE (First Violin), EDWIN QUAIFE
, ERNEST TOMLINSON (Viola), B. PATTER-son PARKER (Violoncello),
BERKELEY MASON (Pianoforte)
' To JULIA'
Six Lyrics by Robert Herrick
Sung by HUBERT EISDELL
(With Accompaniment of String Quartet and Pianoforte)
The Bracelet ; The Maiden Blush ; To Daisies ;
The Night Piece ; Julia's Hair ; Cherry Ripe
THERE are few such sensitive artists in modern song as Roger r Quilter, whose work is well known to listeners. He sets fine words in a way that brings out their meaning. Music and words seem ideally fitted when he chooses old English lyrics. His Shakespeare songs deserve a high place, and so does this cycle of six songs, settings of poems by Herrick, the seventeenth-century parson-poet. Herrick, surrounded by not very congenial folk in his little Devonshire parish, let his imagination stray not only over everything he saw, but also in fairy realms, to our infinite delight. The ' Julia ' of whose beauty and graces lie sings was probably not entirely a visionary person.
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