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Track(s) taken from CDA66480
Recording details: February 1991
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1991
Total duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds

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

Other recordings available for download
Catherine Bott (soprano), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
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


Other albums featuring this work
'Orpheus with his lute' (CDA67450)
Orpheus with his lute

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