Anne Hunter

born: 1742
died: 1821
country: United Kingdom

Wife of John Hunter, founder of the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. She was best known for her Scottish ballads and lyrical collaborations with the composer Franz Joseph Haydn and published two volumes of poetry, Poems, which was published in 1802, and The Sports of the Genii, which was published in 1804.


Haydn: Songs
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Haydn: The Rising of the Lark
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O tuneful voice
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The Romantic Music
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The Sea
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Complete works available for download

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809))
Despair, Hob XXVIa:28Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Fidelity, Hob XXVIa:30Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42Emma Kirkby (soprano), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Pastoral song, Hob XXVIa:27Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Pleasing pain, Hob XXVIa:29Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recollection, Hob XXVIa:26Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
The Ash Grove 'Sir Watkyn's Dream'Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
The mermaid's song, Hob XXVIa:25Lisa Milne (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
The mermaid's song, Hob XXVIa:25Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
The minstrelsy of Chirk CastleAlison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
The rising sunAlison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
The spirit's song, Hob XXVIa:41Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
The spirit's song, Hob XXVIa:41Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
The wanderer, Hob XXVIa:32John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
The wanderer, Hob XXVIa:32Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
O tuneful voiceRufus Müller (tenor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)
Why still before these streaming eyesEmma Kirkby (soprano), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Despair, Hob XXVIa:28 (Haydn)
Far from this throbbing bosom haste  
Fidelity, Hob XXVIa:30 (Haydn)
Hark! Hark, what I tell to thee  
Hark! what I tell to thee  
In days of ancient story  
My mother bids me bind my hair  
now the dancing sunbeams play  
Now the dancing sunbeams play  
now the dancing sunbeams play  
O tuneful voice (Salomon)
O tuneful voice, Hob XXVIa:42 (Haydn)
Pastoral song, Hob XXVIa:27 (Haydn)
Pleasing pain, Hob XXVIa:29 (Haydn)
Recollection, Hob XXVIa:26 (Haydn)
Sir Watkyn intending  
Softly, softly sing  
The anguish of my bursting heart  
The Ash Grove 'Sir Watkyn's Dream' (Haydn)
The mermaid's song, Hob XXVIa:25 (Haydn)
The minstrelsy of Chirk Castle (Haydn)
The rising sun (Haydn)
The season comes when first we met  
The spirit's song, Hob XXVIa:41 (Haydn)
The wanderer, Hob XXVIa:32 (Haydn)
To wander alone when the moon, faintly beaming  
While hollow burst the rushing winds  
Why still before these streaming eyes (Salomon)