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Sérénade d'hiver

First line:
Nous venons pour chanter, madame
author of text

Saint-Saëns’ Sérénade d’hiver, written for choir of four male voice parts in 1867 and published the following year, provided ‘Orphéonistes’ with a delightful showpiece, one that revels in the playful assonance and suggestive lines in Henri Cazalis’ poem. It’s hard to credit that the masked chorus singing so lustily here beneath a lady’s window is solely populated with ‘gentle men, Full of honour and courtesy’!

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2009


Joy to the World
Studio Master: SIGCD268Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Romance du Soir
SIGCD147Download only
The Light Blues' Tour de France
A66059Archive Service (LP transfer)This album is not available for download


Track 9 on SIGCD147 [5'28] Download only
Track 12 on SIGCD268 [5'17] Download only
Track 12 on A66059 [4'33] Archive Service (LP transfer)

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