SONOS BY LUTENIST COMPOSERS
Sung by HERBERT HEYKER (Baritone)
THE poem of Ford's first song is a great favourite, in many settings. Itssimplicity and whole-hearted sincerity are very attractive. His other song is equally charming.
FERRABOSCO'S parents were Italians, but -C he was bom in England. His father was for a time one of Elizabeth's court musicians and a friend of Byrd, and the son became the music tutor of James I's son. Come, my Celia sets words of Ben Jonson-a lover's invitation to his maid to ' prove, while we may, the sweets of love.'
MORLEY'S happy May song is best known in its original form as a Ballet, with the characteristic ' fa-la-la ' refrain.
CAMPIAN'S Follow your saint is an impassioned invocation to his ' sad notes' to ' fall at her flying feet..... And tell the ravishor of my soul I perish for her love.'
DOWLAND'S song tells of the re-awakening of love; the poet begs that it may now never depart again, but live for ever in her eyes, who mayhap but played with love to make its joys more sweet.
THE sobjeet of this talk explainsitself. Mr. Guy is an Assistant Seeretary of the Cambridge
University Appointments Board. His talk will probably be followed at a later date by a second on the same subject, but with particular reference to the Public Schools as opposed to the Universities.
TN the air from II Trovatore the old gipsy woman Azueena vividly describes how her mother was burnt to death for casting a spell upon a child of Count di Luna. To avenge her mother, Azucena stole another of the Count's children, Manrico, intending that he should suffer a similar death to that of her mother.
Instead, by a terrible mistake she burnt her own child.
NORMAN O'NEILL 'S four Dances from the music to Maeterlinck's fairy play, The Blue Bird (1009), have become popular as a Concert Suite.
The FIRST is the Dance of the Mist-Maids.
The mist shuts out the Land of Memory, and through it the children, Tyltyl and Mytyl, find their way.
The SECOND is a Dance of Fire and Water, who fight for supremacy.
The THIRD is the Dance of the Stars in the Palace of Night.
The LAST is the Dance of the Hours, who come out of the grandfather clock when Tyltyl turns the magic stone.
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