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Merciless Beauty

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The beneficent influence of folksong can be felt in Merciless Beauty, settings of three rondels by Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in 1921, they were first performed by Steuart Wilson (tenor) at a recital in the Aeolian Hall on 4 October that year.

from notes by Michael Hurd © 2000


Vaughan Williams: Songs


No 1: Your eyën two
Track 1 on CDA67168 [2'35]
No 2: So hath your beauty
Track 2 on CDA67168 [2'35]
No 3: Since I from love
Track 3 on CDA67168 [1'12]

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