Richard Rodney Bennett
Publisher: Novello & Co
Four Poems of Thomas Campion (2007)
Commissioned by the BBC for the BBC Proms
Novello & Co Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Thomas Campion (1567-1619) was a poet, musician and physician. His works include four Books of Airs, for which he wrote both words and music.The authorship of the fourth poem of this cycle, The Hours of Sleepy Night, was formerly uncertain, but is now generally accepted as that of Campion. The four poems were written between 1613 and 1618.