Five Songs on Poems of Robert Herrick

Five Songs on Poems of Robert Herrick (1999) was commissioned by Sinfonia Calcania of Boston for a concert with a Renaissance theme. Herrick was an English Renaissance poet whose work is filled with imagery that lends itself well to musical setting. The five songs contrast in mood, texture, and vocal technique, each creating a different musical atmosphere.

Amarillis

 

 

The Frozen Heart

 

 

The Spell

 

 

An Epitaph Upon a Child

 

 

The Succession of the Foure Sweet Months

 

 

Elisa Doughty, soprano
Sinfonia Calcania of Boston
Gary Peterson, Conductor

* Recorded June 20, 1999 at Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, MA