About Till Earth Outwears: A Celebration of English Song

Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson tenor
Jocelyn Freeman piano

Purcell / Britten Realisations from Orpheus Britannicus 8'
Gurney
Five Elizabethan Songs 13'
Bax
Youth 3'
Parry
Love is a bable 2'
Howells
King David 6'
Britten Canticle 1 Op. 40 8'
Finzi
Let Us Garlands Bring Op. 18 15'
Finzi
Till Earth Outwears Op. 19a 16'

Wigmore Hall prizewinning tenor Stuart Jackson and pianist Jocelyn Freeman present an exquisite recital of English song. The programme comprises songs that have largely undergone a significant transformation from their original source of inspiration over time: from Britten’s realisations of Purcell; Gurney and Finzi setting Shakespeare; Francis Quarles’ paraphrasing the Song of Songs; and Finzi’s publishers constructing the title of the Hardy cycle, Till Earth Outwears.

Supported by the Richard Hall Charitable Trust & The Museum of Cider & the Church Street Charitable Trust in memory of Gillian Bulmer