An Aldeburgh Anthology – January 31, 1984 | Mackenzie High School, Deep River, ON
Songs to illustrate the history of Aldeburgh and its festival

date: January 31, 1984

This programme, with some slight alterations, was the same as that presented at the Aldeburgh Connection’s initial concert on February 21, 1982.  It sought to recreate some of the spirit of the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, the summer programme in Aldeburgh where the Artistic Directors first met.  The songs, mostly from the English repertoire, were favourites at the school and of its founders, Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten.  The second half was entirely of music by Britten.  Narrative fragments described the setting of the Aldeburgh Festival and some of its history.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Sweet was the song the Virgin sang Graham, Sandra, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Attey, John anon.
Sound the trumpet (Six Duets) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Graham, Sandra, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Purcell, Henry, real. Britten, Benjamin Tate, Nahum ?
Saul and the Witch at Endor Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; McLean, James, tenor; Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Purcell, Henry, real. Britten, Benjamin anon., after Samuel I 28
Im Frühling, D882 Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schulze, Ernst
Lachen und Weinen, D777 Graham, Sandra, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Mayrhofer, Johann
Licht und Liebe, D352 Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; McLean, James, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Collin, Matthäus von
Marche militaire in D, D733/1 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz n/a
Yarmouth Fair Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Norfolk folksong, arr. Warlock, Peter Collins, Hal
With rue my heart is laden (Bredon Hill and other songs) Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Butterworth, George Housman, Alfred Edward
Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Op.51 Graham, Sandra, mezzo; McLean, James, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Chester Miracle Play
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A Song of Enchantment (Tit for Tat) Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Britten, Benjamin Mare, Walter de la
The Choirmaster’s Burial (or The Tenor Man’s Story), Op.52/5 (Winter Words) McLean, James, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Britten, Benjamin Hardy, Thomas
The Plough Boy McLean, James, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Shield, William, arr. Britten, Benjamin anon.
O Waly, Waly Graham, Sandra, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Somerset folksong, arr. Britten, Benjamin anon.
Afton Water, Op.92/5 (A Birthday Hansel) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
My Hoggie, Op.92/4 (A Birthday Hansel) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
Tiny’s Song (Paul Bunyan) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; McLean, James, tenor; Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Tell me the truth about love (Cabaret Songs) Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Funeral Blues (Cabaret Songs) Graham, Sandra, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Johnny (Cabaret Songs) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Calypso (Cabaret Songs) Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Graham, Sandra, mezzo; McLean, James, tenor; Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Oliver Cromwell – ENCORE Ryan, Theresa Lee, soprano; Graham, Sandra, mezzo; McLean, James, tenor; Korjus, Ingemar, bass-baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Suffolk folksong, arr. Britten, Benjamin anon.