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In youth is pleasure

First line:
In an arbour green asleep whereas I lay
author of text
from Lusty Juventus

Ernest John Moeran (known as ‘Jack’) was an English composer of Anglo-Irish descent. He was a pupil of Ireland, a fan of Delius, and he once shared a house with Warlock at Eynsford—the influences of all these composers are to be heard in his vocal music. He set Shakespeare, Joyce and Seumas O’Sullivan with considerable success. In youth is pleasure (1925) is a setting of a lyric by Robert Wever (d?1565) from the play Lusty Juventus, a poem that was also set by Warlock, Gurney, Gibbs and Charles Wood. Moeran’s setting was a great favourite of Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten—it has a sinuous legato melody, bitter-sweet in its melancholic sensuality.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2012


The Power of Love


Track 22 on CDA67888 [2'29]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67888 track 22

Recording date
17 December 2010
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The Power of Love (CDA67888)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: February 2012
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