Thomas Arne 1710-1788
Where the bee sucks, Tempest
Blow, blow thou winter wind, As you like it
Gerald Finzi 1901-1956
Let us garlands bring
1. Come away, come away death, Twelfth Night
2. Who is Silvia, Two Gentlemen of Verona
3. Fear no more the heat o' the sun, Cymbeline
4. Oh mistress mine, Twelfth Night
5. It was a lover and his lass, As you like it
Franz Schubert 1797-1828
Who is Silvia, Two gentelemen of Verona
Hark, hark the lark, Cymbeline
Der Konig in Thule, Opus 5-5 Poem by Wolfgang Goethe
The King of Thule threw the gold cup, given to him by his beloved deceased wife, into the sea as a sign that he was close to death.
Ganymed, Opus 19-3 Poem by Wolfgang Goethe
The shepherd boy revels at the beauty of a spring morning. Zeus flies down and takes the willing Ganymed up to the heavens to become the cupbearer for the Gods
‘The course of true love never did run smooth’’ Midsummer night’s dream
Gretchen am Spinnrade, Opus 2 Poem by Wolfgang Goethe
Since she has met Faust, obsession has overtaken Gretchen. She now desires to perish from his kisses.
"O what men dare do! What men may do!’’ Much ado about nothing
Maurice Ravel 1875-1937
Don Quichotte a Dulcinee Poem by Paul Morand
1. Chanson a Romanesque
Your command I will gladly stop the earth spinning, I will sweep the night sky of its stars and I will use my lance to replace them all to please you. If you reject me I shall die, blessing you.
2. Chanson Epique
Pray to you Saint Michael and Saint George and ask you to bless my sword and my Lady Madonna of the blue mantle.
3. Chanson a boire
Drink only to joy and damn anyone who is jealous and weeps about a loveless life