Catalogue > Toi et Moi, op. 11
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Toi et Moi


Toi et Moi
Five Songs for Baritone and Piano
Date of composition October/November 1951
Opus number 11
Type of work Concert music
Duration 12 mins
Musical forces Baritone and Piano
Words Paul Géraldy
First performance 2nd April 1952
First performance information John Frost (bass-baritone) and Carey Blyton (piano) at the first Beckenham Salon public concert, Old Council Offices, Beckenham
Publisher Modus Music
Notes Songs are: 1. Doute; 2. Dualisme; 3. Post-Scriptum; 4. Habitude; 5. Mea Culpa (French words)
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COMMERCIAL RECORDING
Stephen Roberts, Baritone • Jennifer Partridge, Piano
  I: Doute
 II: Dualisme
III: Post-scriptum
IV: Habitude
 V: Mea culpa
From the CD Carey Blyton: The Early Songs
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HISTORIC RECORDING
John (Jack) Frost, Baritone • Carey Blyton, Piano
  I: Doute
 II: Dualisme
III: Post-scriptum
IV: Habitude
 V: Mea culpa
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

…the setting of Paul Géraldy’s poem Doute can be recommended in advance as the work of a serious and sensitive composer.

Beckenham Journal, 12th October 1951

The relatively simple accompaniments enhanced Blyton’s keen sense of melodic line; these songs seemed well-written for the voice and gave an effect of their composer’s having achieved his intention.

Beckenham Journal, 11th April 1952

…is, from any standpoint, a superb miniature…

Richard Terry, The Croydon Advertiser, 27th June 1968

It is sad to recall that this work, written as long ago as 1951, had to wait until 1968 for its second performance. Such delightful music … should have been more welcome than it seems to have been…

Norman Harvey, Kentish Times, 28th June 1968