Tag Archives: Britten

Snowflakes Keep Falling on my Screen, Britten and Pears


It’s turned midnight. It’s now December first. WordPress has switched on its snowflakes. They’re teeming down my screen. It’s officially the Christmas Season then. Here’s Britten’s There is no Rose, from his Ceremony of Carols.  I’ll be singing Ceremony (as well as … Continue reading

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Pitching and Inching


An hiatus in blogging. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been inching my work along. In fact, look here, the encaustic/Plaster of Paris  accordion book – almost done! (I am allowing myself the use of an exclamation mark on this one … Continue reading

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Singing: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal, Now The White (from the movie Vanity Fair)


This is the best recording I can get of this lovely song by Mychael Danna from the 2004 film version of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, with Reese Witherspoon in the female lead (Becky Sharp).

The lyrics are from the sonnet by Alfred Lord Tennyson Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal Now the White Continue reading

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