Five Songs, for SSSAA

Scope and Content

By Imogen Holst, 1944.

1. Evening Prayer: Upon my right side I me lay (Anon 15th century

2. Hail be thou, maid, mother of Christ (Anon 15th century)

3. O years and age, farewell (Robert Herrick)

4. What man is he that can know the counsel of God (Wisdom IX, 13-17)

5. In Heavan it is alway Autumn (John Donne)

Autograph manuscript of no 5 only [6pp], inscribed 'For Dorothy Elmhirst'; cyclostyled copies of all five songs in Holst's hand; photocopy of words of sermon preached by John Donne on Christmas Day 1624.

Published, no 5 only, Oxford Unversity Press, 1947 (Oxford Choral Songs, no 576).

Conditions Governing Access

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.