Lyrics from the East

Five Miniatures

for tenor and piano

Carey Blyton


…surprisingly effective
Michael Pilkington, Singing
Lyrics from the East shows a striking variety of mood and tone colour … Blyton was Britten’s editor in the 1960s and it is easy to imagin[e] Peter Pears singing many of the songs presented here.
Amazon review (June 2012)
  Composer Title Vocal range Forces Total duration
Carey BlytonLyrics from the East
Five Miniatures
for tenor and piano
D to ATenor, Piano5 mins
# Composer Movement Forces Duration
1Carey Blyton
Words: Sappho
   I: The Blast of LoveTenor, Piano¾ min
2Carey Blyton
Words: Omar Khayyam
  II: Paradise 1 minute
3Carey Blyton
Words: Anonymous
 III: Evening 1 minute
4  IV: Night1½ mins
5Carey Blyton
Words: Bengali folk-poem
   V: Puty-Fish½ min
Recorded performance

Ian Partridge, Tenor, Jennifer Partridge, Piano

Catalogue code: FM056Published: 2000
Entry last updated: 29th May 2011