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York Guildhall
Saint Helen’s Square


Joseph HaydnSettings of Shakespeare
Henry PurcellSettings of Shakespeare
Pelham HumfreySettings of Shakespeare
Thomas morleySettings of Shakespeare


Bethany Seymour – Soprano
Thomas Guthrie – Bass
Peter Seymour – harpsichord

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Programme Note

Music played an important role in Shakespeare’s plays, and while few of the original songs have survived with their music, the words have inspired countless settings and textual re-workings through the ages. This programme presents 17th-century settings by Morley, Johnson, Wilson, Pelham Humfrey, Banister, Henry Purcell, Weldon, Eccles and Leveridge, along with songs from the 18th century by Arne, John Christopher Smith, Haydn and Addison and contemporary readings.

Bethany Seymour

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