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October 1912
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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


No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
War's Embers
CDD220262CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
War's Embers


Track 9 on CDA67378 [2'21]
Track 9 on CDD22026 CD2 [2'03] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Archive Service
Track 12 on CDH55237 [2'03]
Track 16 on SIGCD401 CD1 [2'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66261/2 disc 2 track 9

Recording date
23 April 1987
Recording venue
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. War's Embers (CDA66261/2)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: March 1988
    Deletion date: April 2004
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22026
  2. War's Embers (CDD22026)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: September 1997
    Deletion date: March 2005
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Archive Service
  3. War's Embers (CDH55237)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: April 2006
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