Peter Warlock  (1894 – 1930) “Sleep” for voice and string quartet (1922) Peter Warlock was the name adopted by Philip Arnold Heseltine, an Anglo-Welsh composer and music critic. The Warlock name reflects Heseltine's interest in occult practices and studies of Celtic culture and language carried out in Ireland following schooling at Eton and failed student days at Oxford.  He used his pseudonym for his published music but wrote reviews under his real name.  He is best known as a composer of songs and other vocal music, as a pioneer and authority on early music and as a controversial music critic.  He led an unconventional life and sadly died from coal gas poisoning. “Sleep” was originally written for voice and piano and later scored for voice and string quartet. It uses modal and chromatic harmonies and creates a dreamy and lyrical quality.
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Peter Warlock  (1894 – 1930) “Sleep” for voice and string quartet (1922) Peter Warlock was the name adopted by Philip Arnold Heseltine, an Anglo-Welsh composer and music critic. The Warlock name reflects Heseltine's interest in occult practices and studies of Celtic culture and language carried out in Ireland following schooling at Eton and failed student days at Oxford.  He used his pseudonym for his published music but wrote reviews under his real name.  He is best known as a composer of songs and other vocal music, as a pioneer and authority on early music and as a controversial music critic.  He led an unconventional life and sadly died from coal gas poisoning. “Sleep” was originally written for voice and piano and later scored for voice and string quartet. It uses modal and chromatic harmonies and creates a dreamy and lyrical quality.