Parry’s much loved Songs of Farewell, and Rodney Bennett’s thrilling A Farewell to Arms
21 May, 2022 7:30pm
St James', Wetherby, LS22 6LP
Parry’s Songs of Farewell were written during the First World War when a number of his pupils at the Royal College of Music were being killed in action. His choice of texts are thought to reflect a yearning to escape the violence of a world at war, and to find peace in a heavenly realm.
In A Farewell To Arms, Rodney Bennett displays an exquisite sensitivity to the poetry of Ralph Knevet (17th century) and George Peele (16th century) and their mediations on the homely life after years spent soldiering. A solo ‘cello can be heard to serve as the ‘voice’ of an old soldier.
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Gibbons Drop drop slow tears
Stanford Justorum Animae
Dove Into thy hands
Rodney Bennett A Farewell to Arms
Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Parry Songs of Farewell