Monthly Archives: June 2013

Listening to Britten – Holiday Diary, Op.5

(c) Brian Hogwood Holiday Diary, Op.5 – suite for piano (1 September – 14 October 1934, Britten aged 20) 1 Early morning bathe 2 Sailing 3 Funfair 4 Night Dedication Arthur Benjamin Duration 16′ Audio clips will be added here … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – May

(c) Ben Hogwood May for children’s voices (unison) and piano (28 September 1934, Britten aged 19) Dedication not known Text Anon Language English Duration 1’30” Background and Critical Reception Also known as Now is the month of Maying, this short … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Te Deum in C major

Window at Wimborne Minster ((c) Ben Hogwood) Te Deum in C major – treble solo, choir (SATB) and organ (11 July – 17 September 1934, Britten aged 20) Dedication Maurice Vinden and the Choir of St Mark’s, N. Audley St, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Jubilate Deo in E flat

Organ, Wimborne Minster ((c) Ben Hogwood) Jubilate Deo in E flat major – anthem for chorus (SATB) and organ (8-10 August 1934, Britten aged 20) Dedication Not known Text Psalm 100 (The Book Of Common Prayer) Language Latin Duration 3’00” … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Simple Symphony, Op.4

(c) Brian Hogwood Simple Symphony, Op.4 for string orchestra or string quartet (23 Dec 1933 – 10 Feb 1934, Britten aged 20) 1 Boisterous BourrĂ©e 2. Playful Pizzicato 3. Sentimental Sarabande 4. Frolicsome Finale Dedication Audrey Alston (Mrs Lincolne Sutton) … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Two Two-Part Songs

(c) Ben Hogwood Two Two-Part Songs for boys’ or women’s voices and piano (1 June – 18 July 1932, revised 5 – 28 June 1933, Britten aged 19) 1 I Lov’d a Lass (George Wither) 2 Lift Boy (Robert Graves) … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…John Gilhooly

John Gilhooly (c) Ben Ealovega John Gilhooly is Director of the Wigmore Hall, a position he has held since 2005. In this detailed interview we spoke about the hall’s history, its role in Britten’s life and the festival held to … Continue reading

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