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A kiss, Op 15

First line:
By a wall the stranger now calls his
composer
1992
arranger
author of text
from Moments of vision

 
In ‘A kiss’ from ‘Moments of vision’, Thomas Hardy contrasts the naïve impulses of an innocent love, with love as an eternal theme. Its two stanzas are treated strophically but with some subtle variation, and are flanked by a lengthy introduction and short coda. Throughout the song, the prevailing mood is one of wistful nostalgia, in music that is both serenely diatonic and radiantly lyrical.

from notes by Graham J Lloyd © 2010

Recordings

Venables: At midnight
SIGCD204Download only
Venables: The Song of the Severn & other songs
Studio Master: SIGCD424Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 5 on SIGCD204 [4'59] Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD424 [4'32] Download only

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