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Track(s) taken from CDA67450
Recording details: October 2003
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 2004
Total duration: 2 minutes 15 seconds

You spotted snakes
composer
The Fairies, London, 1755
author of text
A Midsummer Night's Dream II:ii

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Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Introduction
John Christopher Smith, Handel’s pupil and assistant, included some striking settings of well-known lyrics in his two Shakespearean operas The Fairies (1755), derived from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest (1756). ‘You spotted snakes’ creates a magical atmosphere by the use of drones and hushed unison passages.

from notes by Peter Holman 2004


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