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Three a.m.


Three a.m.
Five Miniatures for Baritone and Piano
Date of composition June/July 1951
Opus number 9
Type of work Concert music
Duration 7½ mins
Musical forces Baritone and Piano
Words David Munro
First performance 18th October 1951
First performance information John Frost (bass-baritone) and Carey Blyton (piano) at Beckenham Grammar School
Publisher Modus Music
Notes Songs are: 1. The Dawn Gapes In; 2. As the Last Guest Leaves; 3. The City Sleeps; 4. By Moonlight; 5. Three a.m.; first two performances given by John Frost (bass-baritone) and Carey Blyton (piano) at Beckenham Grammar School, 18th October 1951, and at the first Beckenham Salon public concert, Old Council Offices, Beckenham, 2nd April 1952
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COMMERCIAL RECORDING
Stephen Roberts, Baritone • Jennifer Partridge, Piano
  I: The dawn gapes in
 II: As the last guest leaves
III: The city sleeps
IV: By moonlight
 V: Three a.m.
From the CD Carey Blyton: The Early Songs
Listen…
HISTORIC RECORDING
John (Jack) Frost, Baritone • Carey Blyton, Piano
  I: The dawn gapes in
 II: As the last guest leaves
III: The city sleeps
IV: By moonlight
 V: Three a.m.
We apologise for the extremely poor sound quality; the original recording was made on 78 RPM shellac disc and later transferred onto low-quality audio cassette, with the result that it suffered from both the hisses and pops of vinyl and the muffled sound of tape. Attempts were made to clean up the audio during computer transfer, but the scope for improvement was strictly limited.


Reviews

They were all written when he was only nineteen, and are remarkable productions for such early work.

Michael Pilkington, Singing

His settings showed exceptional sensitivity to words and music…

Beckenham Journal, 11th April 1952