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At midnight, Op 28 No 2

First line:
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
composer
1997
author of text

 
Edna St Vincent Millay’s beautiful sonnet—given the title ‘At midnight’ by the composer—is a poignant description of one woman’s (most likely Millay’s) reminiscences on past loves and it is a remarkable poem, given that Millay was only in her early 30s when it was written. Here Venables’s rich harmonic language and deft melodic writing combine to heighten the sensual, as well as nostalgic nature of the poem.

from notes by Graham J Lloyd © 2010

Recordings

Venables: At midnight
SIGCD204Download only

Details

Track 8 on SIGCD204 [4'29] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD204 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-10-20408
Duration
4'29
Recording date
3 June 2009
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Venables: At midnight (SIGCD204)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: April 2010
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