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Nature Journal 3: Red Campion


    Alfred Deller:  “Shall I Come, Sweet Love, to Thee” – Thomas Campion Shall I come, sweet Loue, to thee When the eu’ning beames are set? Shall I not excluded be? Will you finde no fained lett? Let me … Continue reading

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What I’m Singing: Non Lo Diro Col Labbro


This is an excerpt from the 1996 film version of Jane Austen’s Emma, with Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) duetting charmingly with Frank Churchill (Ewan McGregor). The song is an English version of a Handel aria, Non Lo Diro Col Labbro. The English song wasn’t created, however, until 100 years after Jane Austen wrote Emma. Ah, well, poetic licence … Continue reading

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What I’ve been singing this week: Lascia Ch’io Pianga (Handel)


One of my favourite Handel arias. Agonised. Suits my personality. Check out also the interpretation by Breton counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky and the bizarre but wonderful version by the late Klaus Nomi. I’ve also been singing Josh Groban’s You Raise Me … Continue reading

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