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Arrangements & Solo Songs

BUSHES AND BRIARS

Arranged for four male voices.

THE SKY ABOVE THE ROOF

1908. For voice and piano. Text from the poem Le ciel est pardessus le toit by Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896). Translated by Mabel Dearmer

THE HOUSE OF LIFE

Words by D.G. Rossetti. A cyle of six sonnets. Sung here is No 2 ‘Silent Noon’.

LINDEN LEA

Written in 1901. It was RVW’s first work to be published. Subtitled ‘A Doset Folk Song’. Words by W. Barnes.

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