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Alby, Norfolk by John Middleton (1827-1856)
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Track(s) taken from CDA67181/2
Recording details: January 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Sonnet 'When most I wink'
composer
8 April 1901
author of text
Sonnet 43

Introduction
Bridge went to the Royal College of Music in 1896, studying violin and piano. In 1899 he started composition lessons with Stanford. Sonnet ‘When most I wink’, the first of Bridge’s songs to survive, was clearly written as a student, the words probably chosen by Stanford and with a revision of the final phrase pencilled into the manuscript, no doubt during a lesson. This revision is almost certainly by Stanford and not Bridge. The song already shows signs of the composer’s love of sliding chromatic modulation.

from notes by Michael Pilkington 1997

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'Bridge: Songs' (CDD22071)
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