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City of London Festival - The Fateful Voyage

WWI music and poetry from Rupert Brooke, William Denis Browne and FS Kelly. With James Gilchrist (tenor) and Iain Burnside (piano), plus reader Matthew Cammelle.

Recorded at Drapers' Hall, London, for Radio 3's WWI season Music in the Great War.
Presented by Martin Handley

The Fateful Voyage pays homage to composers who enlisted and were killed in the First World War. This concert focuses on the friendship between composers FS Kelly and William Denis Browne and the poet Rupert Brooke, who sailed together to the Dardanelles and died soon after. Their friendship generated poems and music which endure as a poignant reminder of their extraordinary lives.

Programme devised by Dr Kate Kenndy and Mark Seow

Part 1
F S Kelly: When the lamp is shattered (P B Shelley); Eton and Winchester song (R T Warner)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

F S Kelly: Idyll
Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

F S Kelly: The Isle (P B Shelley)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

W D Browne: Intermezzo
Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: The Dead by Rupert Brooke

F S Kelly: Choler
Iain Burnside (piano)

W D Browne: Diaphenia (H Constable)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: Peace by Rupert Brooke

F S Kelly: Harvest Eve
Iain Burnside (piano)

W D Browne: To Gratiana dancing and singing (R Lovelace)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

Wagner: Tannhauser - prelude to act I arr. for piano
Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: Wagner by Rupert Brooke

F S Kelly: Jig from Serenade Op.7
Mark Seow (violin); Iain Burnside (piano)

F S Kelly: Waltz Pageant for piano duet Op.2a no.1
Iain Burnside & Frederick Brown (piano)

L Broadwood & J A Fuller Maitland: The Golden Vanity
James Gilchrist & Matthew Cammelle (tenors); Mark Seow (violin); Frederick Brown (piano)

--INTERVAL--
F S Kelly: Serenade for flute with accompaniment of harp, horn and string orchestra Op.7 in E minor
Rebecca Hall (flute); Jose Garcia Gutierrez (horn); Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Laus (conductor)
Cameo Classics CC9032CD

Part 2
F S Kelly: Weep you no more sad fountains (Anon.)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

W D Browne: Arabia (W de la Mare)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: Safety by Rupert Brooke

W D Browne: Dream-Tryst (F Thompson)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: I strayed about the deck by Rupert Brooke

F S Kelly: Mirrors (L Pearsall Smith); Away! The moor is dark beneath the moon (P B Shelley)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: The Funeral of Youth by Rupert Brooke

W D Browne: To Gratiana dancing and singing
Iain Burnside (piano)

F S Kelly: A Dirge (P B Shelley)
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano)

F S Kelly: Lament
Iain Burnside (piano)

Poem: William Denis Browne by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

W D Browne: The Isle of Lost Dreams
James Gilchrist (tenor); Iain Burnside (piano).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • William, Sir Walton

    Walton Symphony No1

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • William Denis Browne

    To Gratiana dancing and singing

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • William Denis Browne

    Arabia

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • William Denis Browne

    Dream-Tryst

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • William Denis Browne

    The Isle of Lost Dreams

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • William Denis Browne

    Choler

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • William Denis Browne

    To Gratiana dancing and singing

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • William Denis Browne

    Diaphenia

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Harvest Eve

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Waltz Pageant for piano duet Op.2a no.1

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Lament

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Idyll

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Choler

    Performer: Iain Burnside.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Weep you no more sad fountains

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Jig from Serenade Op.7

    Performer: Mark Seow.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Mirrors

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    When the lamp is shattered

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Away! The moor is dark beneath the moon

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Eton and Winchester song

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Serenade for flute with accompaniment of harp, horn and string orchestra Op.7 in E minor

    Performer: Rebecca Hall.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    A Dirge

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly

    The Isle

    Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Fuller Maitland, John Alexander

    The Golden Vanity

    Singer: James Gilchrist.

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