Britten Songs Live at Wigmore Hall

Britten Songs Live at Wigmore Hall

1987 | Etcetera

Derek Lee Ragin (counter tenor)

Track Listing

Henry Purcell (realised Britten)
1] Alleluia
2] Sweeter than roses
3] The Queen’s Epicedium

Britten: Tit for Tat
4] A song of enchantment
5] Autumn
6] Silver
7] Vigil
8] Tit for tat

Henry Purcell (realised Britten)
Three Divine Hymns
9] Lord, what is man?
10] We sing to Him
11] Evening hymn

Britten: Two songs from Friday afternoons Op. 7
12] Fishing song
13] A New Year carol

Three British Folksongs (arr. Britten)
14] There’s none to soothe
15] Little Sir William
16] O waly waly


… a perfectly placed voice of exquisite artistry, consummate good taste and commanding musicianship. In sum: an extraordinary artist.
American Record Guide

… Derek Lee Ragin’s thrillingly stylish rendering of Purcell’s The Queen’s Epicedium was lit by an instinctive dramatic life which makes one impatient to see him on Baroque stages in this country …
The Times, London