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Orpheus with his lute

Twelve English Songs, London, 1743
author of text
Henry VIII III:i

Thomas Chilcot’s haunting setting of this lyric is strophic and has an orchestral accompaniment, with flute obbligato and pizzicato strings imitating the lute. Chilcot was organist of Bath Abbey, and is not known to have written for the theatre. His Twelve English Songs are notable for the high quality of their texts, ranging from Shakespeare to Anacreon and Euripides.

from notes by Peter Holman 2004


Orpheus with his lute


Track 7 on CDA67450 [6'25]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67450 track 7

Recording date
6 October 2003
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Orpheus with his lute (CDA67450)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: April 2004
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