Love's Philosophy (Three Songs of Love). By Alexander L'Estrange. Choir Secular. For with Piano (3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB)). Book; Choral Collection. Faber Edition: Choral Basics. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571521932).
English song in the first half of the twentieth century was largely defined by the wonderful output of Roger Quilter and Gerlad Finzi, both of whom delighted in setting fine poetry by Wordsworth, Shakespeare and others. Love's Philosophy - a set of three love songs which includes 'She Walks in Beauty', 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal' and 'Love's Philosophy' - was inspired by these two composers, with a choice of quintessentially English texts that are particularly musically evocative and colorful.
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