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At midnight, Op 28 No 2

First line:
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
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


Venables: At midnight
SIGCD204Download only


Track 8 on SIGCD204 [4'29] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD204 track 8

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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