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As You Like It - Shakespeare Songs


Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953) - Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6

1 - Come away death from Twelfth Night

2 - O mistress mine from Twelfth Night

3 - Blow, blow, thou winter windfrom As you like it



Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) - Fancie 

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963) - Fancy

From The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene 2


Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899) - Trois chansons de Shakespeare, Op. 28


1 - Chanson de clown Adapted from Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 4

2 - Chanson d'amour Adapted from Measure for Measure

3 - Chanson d'OphelieAdapted from Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5



Franz Schubert  - An Sylvia

From Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, Scene 2


Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998) - Songs for Ariel 

From The Tempest


1 - Come unto these yellow sands 

2 - Full fathom five 

3 - Where the bee sucks 


Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695), arr. Tippett/Bergmann - An Epithalamium

from The Fairy Queen, adapted from A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809) - She never told her love

From Twelfth Night, Act II Scene 4


Franz Schubert - Trinklied 

From Anthony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene 7


 Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903) - Lied des transferierten Zettel

From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Scene 1 


Geoffrey Bush (1920 - 1988) - It was a lover and his lass 

From As You Like It, Act V, Scene 3

Mervyn Horder (1910 - 1998) - Under the Greenwood Tree

From As You Like It, Act II, Scene 5


John Dankworth (1927 - 2010) - Shall I compare thee to a Summers Day?

From Sonnet No. 18

John Dankworth - Dunsinane Blues

After Macbeth

Peter Dickinson (born 1934) - Hark, hark, the lark

From Cymbeline, Act II, Scene 3



Crear Concerts 2016

Tickets in advance: £20 including refreshments.

School children have free entry however please reserve a place.

Please telephone 01880 770 369 during office hours.


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Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described in the BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he has also be labeled as ‘the cream of the new generation’ by The Times. He performs with many of the world’s finest singers in major music centres across Europe, the Americas, and Far East. He has a fast-growing and critically acclaimed discography and combines his busy performing career with being Director of Leeds Lieder, Musician in Residence at Pembroke College Cambridge and a Professor at his alma mater, the Royal Academy of Music. He is a regular guest at New York's Alice Tully Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Zürich Tonhalle, Köln Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Paris Musée d'Orsay and London's Wigmore Hall. Recent seasons have also taken him to the Aldeburgh, Aix-en-Provence, BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Ravinia, and Stuttgart Festivals. Joseph regularly partners Sir Thomas Allen, Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Christiane Karg, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Carolyn Sampson, Nicky Spence and Roderick Williams amongst others. 

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