The Voice of Heddle Nash


Heddle Nash

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Heddle Nash (1894 – 1961) was an English lyric tenor who appeared in opera and oratorio in the middle decades of the twentieth century whose quality of timbre remains unsurpassed today. This collection captures him in operatic roles for which he was most renowned and features a number of Handel oratorio roles in which he specialised. Three of Vaughan Williams’ songs are also featured.

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  1. Handel arr. Somervell: Silent Worship (from Ptolemy)
    with Gerald Moore (22/11/1948)
  2. Handel: Comfort ye, comfort ye my people - Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (from The Messiah)
    with the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra/Maurice Miles (10/08/1945)
  3. Handel: Sound an alarm (from Judas Maccabaeus)
    with the Philharmonia Orchestra/Warick Braithwaite (19/11/1946)
  4. Handel: Lo! Here my love - Love in her eyes sits playing (from Acis and Galatea)
    with the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra/Maurice Miles (10/08/1945)
  5. Mozart: Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)
    Recorded in 1929
  6. Mozart: Il mio tesoro (from Don Giovanni)
    Recorded in 1929
  7. Mozart: O loveliness beyond compare (from The Magic Flute)
    Recorded in 1927
  8. Mozart: O voice of magic melody (from The Magic Flute)
    Recorded in 1927
  9. Mozart: Un'aura amorosa (from Cosi fan tutte)
    with Glyndebourne Festival opera Company/Fritz Busch (27/6/1935)
  10. Meyerbeer: O paradise (from L' Africana)
    Recorded in 1926
  11. Donizetti: Down her pale cheek (from L' Elisir d' Amore)
    Recorded in 1926
  12. Verdi: In my heart all are equally cherished (from Rigolleto)
    Recorded in 1932
  13. Verdi: Ah, cruel fate… Art thou weeping? (from Rigoletto)
    Recorded in 1928
  14. Verdi: Plume in the summer wind (from Rigoletto)
    Recorded in 1926
  15. Bizet: Serenade (from The Fair Maid of Perth)
    Recorded in 1932
  16. Bizet: In  memory I lie beneath the palms (from The Pearl Fishers)
    with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent (5/7/1944)
  17. Leoncavallo: My husband, Punchinello (Harelquin's Serenade from I Pagliacci)
    with Joan Hammond and the Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind (14/6/1949)
  18. Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond
    with Gerald Moore (9/4/52)
  19. Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea
    with Gerald Moore (22/11/48)
  20. Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon
    with Gerald Moore (6/3/52)


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