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Track(s) taken from CDA66480

You spotted snakes

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

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
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
 
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You spotted snakes  [3'17]

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Reviews

'Grips the attention from beginning to end. Splendid stuff' (RAM Magazine)
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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