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Diaphenia

composer
October 1912
author of text

 
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

Recordings

No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
CDA67378Composers of World War I
War's Embers
CDD220262CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
War's Embers
CDH55237Composers of World War I
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201408Download-only monthly sampler

Details

Track 9 on CDA67378 [2'21] Composers of World War I
Track 9 on CDD22026 CD2 [2'03] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service
Track 12 on CDH55237 [2'03] Composers of World War I
Track 16 on SIGCD401 CD1 [2'00] Download only
Track 21 on HYP201408 [2'21] Download-only monthly sampler

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