Tippett: Remember your lovers & other songs

Sir Michael Tippett's great masterpieces—Boyhood's End and The Heart's Assurance—are coupled here with some of his editions of songs by Henry Purcell, and Benjamin Britten's companion piece to Boyhood's EndCanticle 1. Superbly performed by John Mark Ainsley and Iain Burnside, an added treat is the performance of Tippett and Bergman's edition of Pelham Humfrey's setting of John Donne's A Hymn to God the Father.

SIGCD066  72 minutes 43 seconds
'Ainsley's voice is in prime form—it is effortless at the top of his range, and the seamless shift from full voice to falsetto is magical' (The Times)
'The strong Purcellian influence on Tippett and Britten is also pointed up in the imaginatively conceived disc, wonderfully performed' (The Evening Standard)