Catalogue > Lyrics from the East, op. 109
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Lyrics from the East

Lyrics from the East
Five Miniatures for Tenor and Piano
Date of composition January/February 2000
Opus number 109
Type of work Concert music
Duration 4½ mins
Musical forces Tenor and Piano
Words Various
First performance 2000
First performance information First performance recorded on the CD Carey Blyton: Lyrics from the Chinese by the dedicatees, Ian Partridge (tenor) and Jennifer Partridge (piano), shortly after the songs were composed
Publisher Fand Music Press
Publisher’s product page Lyrics from the East
Notes Written for Ian and Jennifer Partridge in thanks for their contribution to the CD, Carey Blyton: The Early Songs; songs are: 1. The Blast of Love (Sappho); 2. Paradise (Omar Khayyam); 3. Evening (Anon.); 4. Night (Anon.); 5. Puty-fish (Anon.)


…surprisingly effective

Michael Pilkington, Singing

Lyrics from the East shows a striking variety of mood and tone colour … Blyton was Britten’s editor in the 1960s and it is easy to imagin[e] Peter Pears singing many of the songs presented here.

Amazon review, 9th June 2012