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Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 4: Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton

Live at the BBC Proms: mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton perform an English song recital on the theme of lullabies and dreams.

Live at BBC Proms: Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton perform an English song recital on the theme of Lullabies and Dreams

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Stanford: A Soft Day

Parry: Weep you no more, sad fountains

Somervell: A Shropshire Lad - 'Into my heart an air that kills'

Bridge: Come to me in my dreams

Howells: Goddess of Night

Frank Bridge: Journey's End

Britten: A Sweet Lullaby (world premiere)

Britten: Somnus (world premiere)

Holst: Journey's End

Britten: A Charm of Lullabies

Lisa Illean: Sleeplessness ... Sails (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Farewell (world premiere)

Lullabies and dreams, sleep and insomnia are themes that drift through this night-inspired recital of English song.

British mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly makes her Proms recital debut in a programme that combines familiar favourites - Britten's cycle A Charm of Lullabies and songs by Vaughan Williams and Howells - with world premieres by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Lisa Illean, as well as of two songs Britten initially intended for A Charm of Lullabies.

Hubert Parry's 'Weep you no more' marks the centenary of his death and all the composers studied or taught at the Royal College of Music.

There will be no interval.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    A Soft Day

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Hubert Parry

    Weep you no more, sad fountains

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    'Love Sight' (The House of Life)

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Thou didst delight my eyes

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Sir Arthur Somervell

    'Into my heart an air that kills' (A Shropshire Lad)

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Frank Bridge

    Come to me in my dreams

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Herbert Howells

    Goddess of Night

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Frank Bridge

    Journey's End

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41 - Cradle Song

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Britten: Phaedra Etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Sweet Lullaby

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Somnus

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Gustav Holst

    Journey's End

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Charm of Lullabies

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Farewell

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Lisa Illean

    Sleeplessness ... Sails

    Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Performer: Joseph Middleton.

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