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Recital: Conway Hall with James Newby, Rosalind Ventris & William Vann

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Robert Hugill in Focus

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad for baritone and piano
 Three Songs for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano
 Bowen Fantasy for viola & piano Op.54


Hugill Winter Journey for baritone and piano
 Three pieces from The Book of Common Prayer for viola and piano
 Quickening for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano

Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano)
James Newby (baritone)
Rosalind Ventris (viola)
William Vann (piano)

An evening inspired by English and Welsh poets, with Robert Hugill’s settings of Rowan Williams, and Christina Rosetti (both of which featured on ‘Quickening’, the recent disc of Robert Hugill’s music), George Butterworth’s iconic A.E. Housman cycle and Frank Bridge’s settings of Matthew Arnold and Shelley. Both Hugill’s song cycle ‘Quickening’ and Bridge’s ‘Three Songs’, combine voice, viola and piano, and complementary instrumental music is provided by York Bowen’s lyrical ‘Fantasy’ for viola & piano, and a work by Hugill which was premiered by Rosalind Ventris earlier this year.