To Julia : Mr Herrick's bracelet : song cycle for tenor and string quartet
by Richard Peter Maddox (2001)
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Library shelf no. 783.87547/MAD 2 [Not for loan]
The eleven songs in this set are taken from Poems by Robert Herrick selected and introduced by Jack Lindsay (London: The Grey Walls Press, 1948). They are all addressed to Herrick's imaginary ideal woman, Julia, and range in mood from playful to passionate. The final song (XI. The Transfiguration) is an apotheosis that contrasts Julia's earthly "counterfeit" with her ideal nature "set in thy refulgent thronelet" in heaven.
Instrumentation: Tenor voice, 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 19 min.
Contents note: I. The pomander bracelet -- II. Upon Julia's sweat -- III. Upon Julia's clothes -- IV. The silken snake -- V. The lake -- VI. Upon Julia's voice -- VII. Upon Julia's hair filled with dew -- VIII. Upon roses -- IX. To daisies, not to shut so soon -- X.The night-piece: To Julia -- XI. The transfiguration.
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
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