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"How Now, Mad Spirit?"
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"My Gentle Robin, See'st Thou This Sweet Sight?"
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"Be It On Lion, Bear, Or Wolf, Or Bull"
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"Well, Go Thy Way"

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Alfred Deller was the first renowned countertenor. As a child, Deller studied voice first with his father as a boy soprano, and when his voice changed he continued his singing as a countertenor. He joined the Canterbury Cathedral choir in 1940, where Michael Tippett heard him and invited him to London to make his debut. He came to the attention of the English public after a 1946 radio broadcast of Purcell's Come, ye sons of art, away. During the early years of his career, he con... Read more

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