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To Gratiana dancing and singing
First line:
See! with what constant motion
composer
February 1913
author of text

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  
'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
HYP30  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Details
Track 11 on CDA67378 [4'21] Composers of World War I
Track 21 on CDD22026 CD2 [4'15] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1) Archive Service
Track 26 on CDH55237 [4'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Track 32 on HYP30 [4'12] Super-budget price sampler Deleted

To Gratiana dancing and singing
Browne’s best-known song, To Gratiana dancing and singing, setting words by Richard Lovelace, was composed in February 1913 for his friend, the tenor Steuart Wilson, and is one of the most beautiful creations in the entire repertoire of twentieth-century English song. The influence of Elizabethan music is apparent: the melody that forms the accompaniment is an anonymous seventeenth-century Allmayne in Elizabeth Rogers’s Virginal Book, which the composer heard in a 1908 while acting in a university production of Milton’s Comus. Over the sonorous, rich chords of the piano, treading the measure of the Allmayne, the vocal line curves and soars in ecstatic wonder at Gratiana’s performance.

from notes by Andrew Burn 2003

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Details for CDA67378 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-37811
Duration
4'21
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 11
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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