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An Aria A Day #95

‘Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal’
by Roger Quilter
Piano Narelle French

11th August, 2020

Celebrating the things that have brought him constant joy during lockdown, Matthew Broadbent performs Quilter’s ‘Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal’.

The text from this quintessential English work is originally a sonnet by Alfred Tennyson that has been set to music several times. This version by the composer Roger Quilter was first performed by Matthew at the Royal College of Music over 30 years ago.

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