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The Heart's Assurance

The Heart's Assurance

Song Cycle


  • Instrumentation: voice and orchestra or piano
  • Edition: vocal/piano score
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 10158
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A very personal response to the suicide of his close friend Francesca Allinson just as the Second World War was ending. His grief and remorse found expression in recently published work of young poets who, unlike those of the First World War, had been unable to make a poetry out of the brutalities of war: their best poetry was made out of love. ‘I thought of the song-cycle as having a subtitle: “Love under the shadow of Death”.’
(Michael Tippett)
Details
Content text: A. Lewis: Song "Oh, journeyman"
S. Keyes: The Heart's Assurance " Oh never trust the heart's assurance"
A. Lewis: Compassion "She in the hurling night"
A. Lewis: The Dancer "'He's in his grave"
S. Keyes: Remember your Lovers "Young men walking the open streets"
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1950
page number: 24
Sound Clips
Tippett (text, Alun Lewis and Sidney Keyes) · The Heart's Assurance for voice and piano, IV The Dancer (Lewis) · sound clip
A very personal response to the suicide of his close friend Francesca Allinson just as the Second World War was ending. His grief and remorse found expression in recently published work of young poets who, unlike those of the First World War, had been unable to make a poetry out of the brutalities of war: their best poetry was made out of love. ‘I thought of the song-cycle as having a subtitle: “Love under the shadow of Death”.’
(Michael Tippett)
Content text: A. Lewis: Song "Oh, journeyman"
S. Keyes: The Heart's Assurance " Oh never trust the heart's assurance"
A. Lewis: Compassion "She in the hurling night"
A. Lewis: The Dancer "'He's in his grave"
S. Keyes: Remember your Lovers "Young men walking the open streets"
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1950
page number: 24
Tippett (text, Alun Lewis and Sidney Keyes) · The Heart's Assurance for voice and piano, IV The Dancer (Lewis) · sound clip
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