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Merciless Beauty

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The beneficent influence of folksong can be felt in Merciless Beauty, settings of three rondels by Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in 1921, they were first performed by Steuart Wilson (tenor) at a recital in the Aeolian Hall on 4 October that year.

from notes by Michael Hurd 2000


Vaughan Williams: Songs


No 1: Your eyn two
Track 1 on CDA67168 [2'35]
No 2: So hath your beauty
Track 2 on CDA67168 [2'35]
No 3: Since I from love
Track 3 on CDA67168 [1'12]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67168 track 2

So hath your beauty
Recording date
27 October 1999
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaughan Williams: Songs (CDA67168)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 2000
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