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You spotted snakes

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

 
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

Details

Track 16 on CDA67450 [2'15]
Track 1 on CDA66480 [3'17] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66480 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-48001
Duration
3'17
Recording date
8 February 1991
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs to Shakespeare (CDA66480)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1991
    Deletion date: August 2005
    Archive Service
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