Sylvia Townsend Warner in London - 19 April, 1928
from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 16:
Byrd Schedule. In the evening to the BBC John Ireland evening. Trio - 1919, too noble for my taste, songs by Hardy, Dekker (very good, an excited talking vocal curve, almost like hens) and the love of friendship set. Then the Sonatina, with a Sabbath last movement based on Lolly. This I really liked. It has an excitement of the wild brain instead of the usual wild body orgy. Then two songs from AE Houseman [sic] with a piano epilogue and a cello sonata that I should enjoy but they were playing against time, and it didn't emerge.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1994), p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1440769800856 accessed: 5 December, 2023
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written by A E Housman, Dekker, Hardy, John Ireland
|performed by Trio|
|Date/Time||19 April, 1928|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
'Byrd schedule' refers to something she was preparing for 'Tudor Church Music'. 'Lolly' refers to her first novel 'Lolly Willowes'.