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Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
Track(s) taken from CDH55156
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 1 minutes 54 seconds

Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2
composer
author of text
from The Princess

Other recordings available for download
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Introduction
Now sleeps the crimson petal has been a favourite among singers ever since its publication in 1904. It is a drawing-room song raised to a higher plane by its sensitivity to the words, resulting in flexible barring rarely seen at the time. It has been republished so many times that the revisions which took place have not been dated, and indeed may not have all been made at any one time. They are mostly minor alterations in the accompaniment, but there is one important change for the voice. Originally, as in this recording, Quilter wrote ‘slip into my’ to four semiquavers (ad lib); this was later changed to ‘into my’ to three triplet quavers. As so often when an artist returns to earlier work to improve it he in fact does more harm than good, and the original version of this song is without question better than the new one.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1996


Other albums featuring this work
'Quilter: Songs' (CDA66878)
Quilter: Songs
'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
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