BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies: 3. Sephestia’s Lullaby

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano Graham Johnson, piano 2007 BBC Proms, First Night (July 16, 2007) *** TEXT: Robert Greene (1558-1592) *** Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee; When thou art old there’s grief enough for thee. Mother’s wag, pretty boy, Father’s sorrow, father’s joy; When thy father first did see Such a boy by him and me, He was glad, I was woe; Fortune changed made him so, When he left his pretty boy, Last his sorrow, first his joy Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee; When thou art old there’s grief enough for thee The wanton smiled, father wept, Mother cried, baby leapt; More he crow’ed, more we cried, Nature could not sorrow hide: He must go, he must kiss Child and mother, baby bliss, For he left his pretty boy, Father’s sorrow, father’s joy. Weep not my wanton, smile upon my knee When thou art old there’s grief enough for thee.

Nate (Ben Richards) and Ben (Micah Balfour) are involved in a shooting incident. Whilst out on patrol PC Nate Roberts (Ben Richards) and PC Benjamin Gayles (Micah Balfour) vehicle is hit by a bullet. Coming through the back windscreen and grazing Nates neck before exiting through the front windscreen the bullet passes through the car with both PCs narrowly avoiding serious injury.Nate (Ben Richards) and Ben (Micah Balfour) jump out of the car to administer first aid to a member of the public waiting at a bus stop who has been hit by a second bullet. Inspector Dale Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) and Sergeant Jo Masters (Sally Rogers) rush to the scene with the rest of the team, they immediately seal off the area and a search begins. PC Kirsty Knight (Sarah Manners) is tasked with taking a statement from local resident Keith Shipley (James Larkin) who witnessed a car speeding off just after the shots were fired. Back at the station Commander Lisa Kennedy (Julie Graham) is called in again to oversee the enquiry. Nate (Ben Richards) is visibly shaken but both he and Ben (Micah Balfour) insist they are ok and want to continue working. The team track down the registration of the car seen speeding away from the shooting, it is registered to a Malcolm Christie (John Dagleish). With CO19 on standby Inspector Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) and Sergeant Masters (Sally Rogers) lead the team to arrest prime suspect Malcolm Christie (John Dagleish). Whilst Christie is being questioned back at Sun

4 Responses to “BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies: 3. Sephestia’s Lullaby”

  1. fabulouskt148 says:

    An absolutely beautiful rendition! I am learning this for my upcoming jury and this is a great point of reference for me! Thanks for putting it up.

  2. thaj15 says:

    @tonyh221 Yeah it was. A kid got hold of a gun by mistake and starting shooting it from his bedroom window, and obviously grazed Nate on his neck.

  3. tonyh221 says:

    was that a real bullet???

  4. megcurtis1 says:

    take a deep breath
    2. think of someone u like
    3. press F10 5 times
    4. send it to 5 youtube vidoes
    5. look at your backround

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