Richard Rodney Bennett

Music by Richard Rodney Bennett “Birds’ lament”, from Madrigals and Chronicles, published 1924 Lyrics by John Clare (1793-1864) Oh, says the linnet, if I sing, My love forsook me in the spring and nevermore will I be seen without my satin gown of green. Oh, says the pretty feathered jay, Now my love is gone away And for the memory of my dear A feather of each sort I’ll wear. Oh, says the rook and…

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