Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Anne's Church
Highgate West Hill

N6 6AP


John PlayfordA broken altar
AnonymousO Lord, whose grace (text by Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke)
Robert JonesOver these brookes (Text by Philip Sidney)
Anthony HolborneThe Cradle, PGA 5
Thomas MorleyWho is it that this dark night
John DanyelLike as the lute delights
Henry LawesO let me groan one word
~ Interval ~
Henry LawesSweet, stay a while
John BlowAnd art thou griev'd
John WilsonPeace, mutt'ring thoughts
John HiltonWilt thou forgive the sin
John JenkinsBright star
John JenkinsBlest be the God of Love


Sophia Brumfitt – mezzo-soprano
Din Ghani – lute

Musicke in the Ayre

Programme Note

We present a programme of songs to the lute based around settings of poetry by metaphysical poet George Herbert together with songs associated with his extended family based at Wilton House, near Bemerton where he was Rector towards the end of his life. These have texts by Mary Herbert and her brother Philip Sidney, their close associate John Donne, and Mary's son William Herbert, the Earl of Pembrokeshire. Lute solos from the lute book of George's brother Edward of Cherbury are also included.

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