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Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy
First line:
Weep with me all ye that read
composer
December 1912
author of text
Epitaph on S.P., a Child of Q[ueen] El[izabeth's] Chapel

Recordings
'Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad' (CDA67378)
Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
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'War's Embers' (CDD22026)
War's Embers
Buy by post £27.98 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDD22026  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) — Archive Service  
'War's Embers' (CDH55237)
War's Embers
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55237  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
Details
Track 10 on CDA67378 [3'55] Composers of World War I
Track 19 on CDD22026 CD2 [4'39] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Archive Service
Track 24 on CDH55237 [4'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I

Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy
Browne's setting of Ben Jonson’s ambitious poem Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy (subtitled ‘A Child of Queen Elizabeth’s Chapel’), was conceived as a companion piece to ‘Diaphenia’. It relates the tale of a thirteen-year-old chorister who also excelled as an actor, the poet’s conceit being that the child acted an old man so well that the Fates took him to be one and death ensued. The music has the character of a slow, sad dance, like a Pavan, with an extended arched, lamenting melody in the unusual time signatures of 10/4 or 12/4. Elizabethan influences are again apparent, whilst the verses are bound together by a ritornello with a portentous descending chromatic bass and ascending triads, symbols respectively of a summons to the grave, and a gasping for life.

from notes by Andrew Burn 2003

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Details for CDA67378 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-37810
Duration
3'55
Recording date
9 November 2002
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad (CDA67378)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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