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A Good-Night

First line:
Close now thine eyes and rest secure
composer
1999
author of text

 
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012) composed A Good-Night, a setting of prose by the 17th-century writer Francis Quarles, in 1999 as his contribution to A Garland for Linda, a collaborative series of works written in memory of Linda McCartney (to which John Tavener also contributed). Bennett had known Linda McCartney, and this touching tribute is remarkable for its harmonic warmth and melodic simplicity.

from notes by Malcolm MacDonald © 2012

Recordings

Bennett (RR): My dancing day & other choral works
SIGCD293Download only
Bennett (RR): Sea change & other choral works
CSCD521Download only
Parry: Songs of farewell
Studio Master: SIGCD267Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 6 on CSCD521 [2'36] Download only
Track 2 on SIGCD267 [2'58] Download only
Track 17 on SIGCD293 [2'49] Download only

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