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Dora Labbette at the Proms 1917-1944 

At the New Queens Hall, orchestra, later with BBC Symphony cond. Henry Wood, except where piano accompanied.
 
Thursday, 30 August 1917
Spohr: Zémire und Azor - Rose, softly blooming
Liza Lehmann: Fly away, pretty moth (pno. Frederick Kiddle)
 
Thursday, 25 August 1921
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op 23 - Solveig’s Song
Lehmann: There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 14 September 1921
Lalo: Le Roi d’Ys - Puisqu’on ne peut fléchir…Vainement, ma bien aimée
Paul Alfred Rubens: I love the moon (pno. Kiddle)
Montague Phillips: Calendar of Song - No 1 Wake Up! [Spring Flowers] (pno. Kiddle)
 
Friday, 21 October 1921
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar
Lehmann: Were I a Butterfly (pno. Kiddle) World Première
 
Wednesday, 23 August 1922
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro- Giunse alfin il momento… Deh vieni non tardar
Quilter: Fairy Lullaby (pno. Kiddle)
Phillips: Calendar of Song: No 1 Wake up! [Spring Flowers] (pno. Kiddle)
 
Thursday, 14 Septembcr 1922
Haydn: The Creation - With verdure clad
Phillips: Fairy Garden, Op 21- No. 4 Wind on the Wheat (pno. Kiddle)
 
Friday, 24 August 1923
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Giunse alfin il momento… Deh vieni, non tardar
Hubert Wilfred-Jones: Wood Fairies World Première
 
Thursday, 13 Septembcr 1923
Grieg: Peer Gynt, op 23- Solveig’s Song
Phillips: Among the Willows (pno. Kiddle) World Première
 
Saturday, 29 September 1923
Spohr: Zémire und Azor- Rose, softly blooming
Rubens: I love the moon (pno. Kiddle)
Lehmann: There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 3 October 1923
Haydn: The Creation - With verdure clad
Haydn Wood: A brown bird singing (pno. Kiddle)
 
Saturday, 9 August 1924
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte- Ah! lo so più (Ach! ich fühls)
Lehmann: Evensong (pno. Kiddle)
Phillips: Songs, Op 39 - No. 2 The Fairy Laundry (pno. Kiddle) World Première
 
Wednesday, 27 August 1924
Spohr: Zémire und Azor - Rose, softly blooming
Haydn Wood: A brown bird singing (pno, Kiddle)
 
Tuesday, 9 September 1924
Haydn: The Creation - With verdure clad
Phillips: Among the willows (pno. Kiddle)
Lehmann: There are fairies at the bottom of our garden (pno. Kiddle)
 
Friday, 26 September 1924
Handel: Atalanta - ‘Care selve, ombre beate’(arr. Henry Wood (Beloved forests)
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Voi che sapete (You ladies who know what love is)
Montague Phillips: Songs, Op 39 - No. 2 The Fairy Laundry (pno. Kiddle)
Charles Edward Horn: Cherry Ripe (arr. Liza Lehmann) (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 12 August 1925
Bach: Cantata No. 68 - My heart ever faithful (Mein Gläubiges Herze) w. Charles Crabbe, cello
Helen Rhodes (née Guy) [Guy d’Hardelot]: Quiet Country Places (pno. Kiddle)
Bach: Cantata No. 201- (Patron! Patron! das macht der Wind!) Ah yes: just so w. Crabbe, cello
d’Hardelot: Wings (pno. Kiddle)
 
Tuesday, 25 August 1925
Mozart: Le Nozze diFigaro- Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni non tardar
Coates: Song of the Little Folk, Mill o’ Dreams - No. 2 Dream o’ Nights (pno. Kiddle)
 
Saturday, 5 September 1925
Spohr: Zémire und Azor - Rose, softly blooming
Paul Alfred Rubens: I love the moon (pno. Kiddle)
Hermann Löhr: Summer (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 9 September 1925
Bach: Cantata No. 151, Comfort sweet, my Jesus (Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt) w. Robert Murchie flute
Phillips: Sea Echoes - No. 1 Nightfall at Sea; Songs, Op 39, No. 2 The Fairy Laundry (pno. Kiddle)
 
Tuesday, 22 September 1925
Haydn: The Creation - With verdure clad
d’Hardelot: Quiet Country Places, Wings (pno. Kiddle)
 
Saturday, 3 October 1925
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles- Ne voilà seule dans la nuit… Comme autrefois
Reginald Benyon: Gossamer wings (pno. Kiddle) World Première
Benyon: If you were in my garden (pno. Kiddle) Worold Première
 
Thursday, 8 October 1925
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Sadko- Song of the Indian guest
Eric Coates: Song of the Little Folk (pno. Kiddle)
Coates: Mill o’ Dreams - No. 2, Dream o’ Nights (pno. Kiddle)
 
Friday, 16 October 1925
Handel: Atalanta (arr. Henry Wood) - Care selve
Wolseley Charles: Do you believe in fairies? (pno. Kiddle)
Handel: Alessandro - Ne trionfi d’Alessandro…Lusinghe più care
 
Saturday, 28 August 1926
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Me voilà seule dans la nuit…Comme autrefois
Lehmann: Evensong (pno. Kiddle)
Phillips: Songs, Op 39 - No. 2 The Fairy Laundry (pno. Kiddle)
 
Thursday, 2 September 1926
Mozart: Zaide - Ruhe sanft
Rubens: I love the moon (pno. Kiddle)
Lehmann: Good morning, brother sunshine (pno. Kiddle
 
Tuesday, 7 September 1926
Haydn: The Creation- With verdure clad
Phillips: Songs, Op 41 - No. 3 Sing of a Nightingale (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 15 September 1926
Handel: Atalanta - Care selve
Benyon: Gossamer wings (pno. Kiddle)
Löhr: Summer (pno. Kiddle)
Handel: Alessandro - Ne trionfi d’Alessandro… Lusinghe più care
 
Tuesday, 28 September 1926
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427- Et incarnatus est
Haydn Wood: A brown bird singing (pno.Kiddle)
 
Friday, 15 October 1926
Bach: Cantata No. 151, Comfort sweet, my Jesus comes (Süsser Trost)
Phillips: Old World Dance Songs, Op 37- No. 3 Sweet Lady Moll / No. 4 In the Gay Olden Time (pno Kiddle)

Tuesday, 30 August 1927
Haydn: The Creation- In verdure clad
Frederick Nicholls: Come unto these yellow sands (pno. Kiddle)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Poems by Fredegond Shove - No. 4 The Water Mill (pno Kiddle)
Charles Villiers Stanford: Songs from the Elfin Pedlar- Little Snowdrop [Spring] (pno. Kiddle)
 
Wednesday, 7 September 1927 w. Henry Wood Orchestra
Bach: Cantata No. 51- Jauchzei Gott in allen Landen - No. 5 Alleluja! (arr. Henry.Wood)
Charles Edward Horn: I’ve been roaming (pno. Kiddle)
Robert Johnson: Have you seen but a whyte lillie grow? (pno Kiddle)
John Bartlett: Booke of Ayres - Whither runneth my sweetheart? (pno Kiddle)
Bach: Cantata No. 201 - Geschwinde, ihr wirbeinden Winde (Der Streit zwischen
Phoebus und Pan) No. 3 ‘Patron! Patron! das macht der Wind!’ (Ah Yes! Just so)
Bach: ‘Komm süsser Tod, komm, sel’ge Ruh!’ (Come soothing Death)

Saturday, 12 August 1928
Handel: Solomon HMV 67 (arr. Henry Wood) - No. 20 ‘With Thee th’ unsheltered moor I’ll tread / No. 12 ‘And see, my Queen… Bless’d the day’ w. Henry Wood Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Wood.
Mahler: Rückert Lieder - No. 2 ‘Ich atmet’ einen Duft’ [I breathed a gentle fragrance) (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Grieg: The Silent Nightingale (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Schubert: Ständchen (pno. Berkeley Mason)
 
Tuesday, 24 September 1928 w. Henry Wood Symphony Orchestra
Haydn: The Creation- With verdure clad
Delius: Danish Songs - No. 5 Irmelin Rose (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Grieg: Songs -No 4 The Silent Nightingale (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Traditional Devonshire Folk Song (pno. Berkeley Mason)
 
Tuesday, 10 June 1930 w. Hallé orch, cond. Hamilton Harty
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles- ‘Me voilà seule dans la nuit… Comme autrefois
Delius: Songs from The Norwegian -No. 4 The Nightingale (pno. Harold Dawber)
Delius: Autumn [Whither] (pno. Harold Dawber )
Delius: Songs from the Norwegian No. 3 (Evening Voices) [Twilight Fancies] (pno. Harold Dawber
Delius: Old English Lyrics - No. 3 Spring, the sweet spring (pno. Harold Dawber)
 
Thursday, 17 September 1931 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, c. Henry Wood
Delius: Autumn [Whither] arr. Thomas Beecham
Grieg: Songs No. 4 The Silent Nightingale (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Frederick Nicholls: Come unto these yellow sands (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Charles Villiers Stanford: Songs from the Elfin Pedlar - Little Snowdrop [Spring] (pno Berkeley Mason)
Delius: Songs from the Norwegian arr. Beecham [Twilight Fancies / No.3 Evening, Voices No. 4 [Sweet Venevil]
 
Saturday, 27 August 1932 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Henry Wood
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Me voilà seule dans la nuit… Comme autrefois
Delius: Seven Danish Songs - No. 5 Irmelin Rose (pno. Berkeley Mason)  
Puccini: La Bohème - Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin -No. 6 The Inquisitor
 
Tuesday, 3 October 1933 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Delius: Idyll (Once I passed through a populous city) w. Roy Henderson, baritone

Thursday, 23 August 1934
Josef Zygmunt Szulc: Mélodies sur des poésies de Verlaine, Op. 83 - No. 1 Claire de Lune (pno. Berkeley Mason) Proms Première
Ernest Chausson: Mélodies, Op. 2 - No. 3 Les papillons (pno. BerkeleyMason)
 
Saturday, 25 August 1934 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Giunse alflin il momento…Deh vieni non tardar
 
Saturday, 7 September 1935 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles- ‘Me voilà seule dans la nuit…Comme autrefois’
Brahms: Songs Op. 49, No 2 An ein Veilchen; Op. 97, No.5 Komm Bald (pno. Berkeley Mason)
 
Saturday, 8 August 1936 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Puccini: La Bohème -Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Henri Duparc: Phidylé (pno. Berkeley Mason)
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Sadko - Song of the Indian Guest (pno. Berkeley Mason)

Tuesday, 18 August 1936 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Verdi: Otello - Mia madre aveva una povera ancella…Piangea cantando nell’erma landa (Willow Song)
Delius: Songs from The Norwegian - No. 3 Evening Voices [Twilight Fancies] / No. 4 Sweet Venevil (pno. Mason)
 
Thursday, 15 September 1938 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra m, cond, Henry Wood)
Delius: Idyll (Once I passed through a populous city) w. Roy Henderson, baritone
Fauré: Absent, Op. 5, No. 3; Sylvie, Op. 6, No. 3 (pno. Berkeley Mason)
 
Thursday, 28 September 1939 w. BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Henry Wood
Verdi: Otello - Mia madre…Piangea cantando nell’erma landa
 
Wednesday 21 June 1944 w. London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Basil Cameron; Venue, Royal Albert Hall, London
Haydn: My mother bids me bind my hair Hob. XXVla 27 (Pastoral Song)
Haydn: Now the dancing sunbeams play [The Mermaid’s Song]
 
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