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Track(s) taken from CDD22026

Shall I compare thee?, Op 1 No 1

July 1912
author of text
Sonnet XVIII

Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)
Recording details: April 1987
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1988
Total duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds

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Robin Tritschler (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916) was born in Sydney, Australia, but was sent to Eton College and then Oxford for his education. While there he began rowing, soon competing at the highest levels: Henley, the Boat Race, and the 1908 Olympics. Afterward he focused on music, studying in Frankfurt. In 1914 Kelly was commissioned into the British Royal Naval Division and sent to Gallipoli. Despite being wounded he survived the Gallipoli campaign and was sent to fight in France. He died while rushing a German machine gun post at the Battle of the Somme in November 1916.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2014

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