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Vertue

First line:
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright
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author of text

 
Vertue is the first of a series of three Herbert settings published in 2005. Of the poem, John Drury (Dean of King's Cambridge, 1981–91) has written in his study of Herbert’s works, Music at Midnight, that the reference to music in the third verse suggests that the poem ‘is a song. One easy tune, with little changes here and there as it goes, would fit each verse.’ Weir’s ‘tune’ can hardly be described as easy; but the audible melodic and rhythmic relationships between the setting of each verse, as the texture expands from two to three to four, and finally to six voices, demonstrate the aptness of Drury’s insight.

from notes by Nicholas Marston © 2016

Recordings

Evensong Live 2016
Studio Master: KGS0015Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 14 on KGS0015 [3'14] Download only

Track-specific metadata for KGS0015 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-MY5-16-01514
Duration
3'14
Recording date
24 February 2015
Recording venue
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Benjamin Sheen
Recording engineer
Benjamin Sheen
Hyperion usage
  1. Evensong Live 2016 (KGS0015)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: July 2016
    Download only
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