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Arthur Somervell (Composer)

Born: 5th June 1863, Windermere, England

Died: 2nd May 1937, London, England

Nationality: English

Sir Arthur Somervell was an English composer and art song writer. After Hubert Parry, he was one of the most successful and influential writers of art song in the English music renaissance of the 1890s–1900s. One of his best-known works is his English-language adaptation of a Handel aria, "Silent Worship".

Further Reading: Somervell

 Interview, Roderick Williams on the songs of Arthur Somervell

The English baritone talks to David about his new recording of two song-cycles by this rarely-heard Victorian composer, including a setting of Housman's 'A Shropshire Lad'.

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