Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

The Heart's Assurance (1950 -1951)

song cycle for voice and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1950 - 1951
    • Duration: 17 mn
    • Publisher: Schott
    • Commission: Peter Pears
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Sidney Keynes, Alun Lewis.

Detailed formation
  • singing voice, piano

Premiere information

  • Date: 7 May 1951

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Wigmore Hall


    Peter Pears, ténor ; Benjamin Britten, piano.

Table of contents

A. Lewis: Song "Oh, journeyman" - S. Keyes: The Heart's Assurance " Oh never trust the heart's assurance" - A. Lewis: Compassion "She in the hurling night" - A. Lewis: The Dancer "'He's in his grave" - S. Keyes: Remember your Lovers "Young men walking the open streets".