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Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, Introduction

The Introduction to Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.

Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, part 1

Part 1 (Elizabeth sings of her husband) of Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.

Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, part 2

Part 2 (the siege of Newcastle) of Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.

Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, part 3

Part 3 (Elizabeth, carrying Hotspur's child, reflects on the past as she waits on the evening of the battle of Otterburn) of Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.

Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, part 4

Part 4 (the battle of Otterburn) of Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.

Gillian Whitehead: Hotspur, part 5

Part 5 (the death of Hotspur) of Gillian Whitehead's cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, to a text by Fleur Adcock. It is the lament of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy, the 14th-century North of England warrior known as 'Hotspur'.