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Lady Hamilton's Songbook

Saturday 22 October 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar and as part of Nelson weekend, the music surrounding Admiral Lord Nelson's life is celebrated.


1 hour


1/2. Lady Hamilton's Songbook

Catherine Bott and David Owen Norris give a concert marking the life and musical aspirations of Nelson's true love, Lady Emma Hamilton. Featuring pieces taken from her songbook and stories about their relationship, which has been labelled as the biggest scandal of their age.

Haydn: The Sailor's Song
William Russell: Whilst life in this breast remains
Anon: Miss Horatia Nelson's Delight
Haydn: Cantata: The Battle of the Nile
Charles Dibdin: Tom Bowling
Anon: Sailor's Saturday Night at Sea
Braham: Poor little sailor boy
Anon: Heroic sonata: The Battle of Trafalgar

Performed by Catherine Bott, soprano, and David Owen-Norris

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