“This is a charming disc, featuring material which is often overlooked. One thread which links the songs is the composers’ sympathy to the text. Whilst some of the songs might be musically a bit thin, there is no doubt that all the composers were aiming to bring out the charms of the words. Kate Semmens […]
We have produced a new edition of Henry Purcell’s ever-popular “Music for a While” Z.583. It is available in the original key (starting on C), down a third (starting on A – probably the original sounding pitch) and down a fourth, starting on G. The download page is here.
After the success of Delicatessen, Steven and Kate were keen to delve further into the goody-bag of English song and have assembled a real treasure-trove of music! They went back to the Sendesaal in Bremen in May and recorded a new selection of choice morsels! Available from this site, post free in UK, and with […]
Steven Devine (director of Devine Music, with soprano Kate Semmens ) has a YouTube channel featuring performances, recordings and discussions. Lots of varied repertoire and instruments, including interviews and snapshots of concerts. Available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJARLEIcJ2kNMGGGclDoKPxiP0QUgXGBp
Steven Devine will be conducting the English Haydn Orchestra in 4 concerts at this year’s English Haydn Festival at Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The Festival runs from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th June with concerts every day – listed here. In addition, Steven will be performing with the wind soloists in a programme of the quintets for […]