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Track(s) taken from CDD22026
Recording details: April 1987
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds

'An indispensable collection for those who know the repertoire; a revelation to those who do not' (Gramophone)

'If you enjoy English song, this set is a must … The singers are Britain's best, and their excellence is matched by the accompaniments of Clifford Benson' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Lovely performances; beautiful sound. If you missed out first time round, don't hesitate now' (Hi-Fi News)

Diaphenia
composer
October 1912
author of text

Diaphenia  [2'03] English

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Introduction
Diaphenia, composed in October 1912, is a lilting love song setting words by Henry Constable. Its provenance is the Edwardian ballad, suitable for domestic music-making, rather than the art song, nevertheless it is utterly charming with an easy-going accompaniment suggesting the plucked strings of a lute, and juicy inner chromatic parts which hint at the aching ardour of the suitor.

from notes by Andrew Burn 2003


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