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Orpheus with his lute

composer
1866
author of text
Henry VIII III:i

 
Before turning to the composition of comic operas, Arthur Sullivan devoted himself to serious composition. In his twenties he composed much incidental music for Shakespeare’s plays, including a set of Shakespeare songs. Of these, his ‘Orpheus with his Lute’ from Henry VIII (Act 3, Scene 1), endearing in its grace and simplicity, is considered one of the classic settings of Shakespeare’s words.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2003

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More songs my father taught me
CDA67374

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Track 24 on CDA67374 [3'06]

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