Monthly Archives: September 2013

Listening to Britten – Purcell: The Queen’s Epicedium

‘Happy were we!’ – Gloriana by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here The Queen’s Epicedium, Z383 – Purcell realization for high … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: Pious Celinda

Rustics and Fishermen (Fifth Dance) – Gloriana by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here Pious Celinda, Z410 – Purcell realization for … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard

Lager Hammelburg, Nordlager 1916 – a postcard of the site of the Oflag VIIb Prisoner of War camp. From Wikipedia The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard for male voices and piano (13 December 1943, Britten aged 30) Dedication … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Rescue

Greek text of the Odyssey’s opening passage. Taken from Wikipedia The Rescue, also known as The Rescue of Penelope – Incidental music for narrator, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra (September – November 1943, Britten aged 29) Part 1 Eight … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb, Op.30

Illustration from The Church Mice and the Ring, illustrated by Graham Oakley. (c) Graham Oakley Rejoice in the Lamb, Op.30 – festival cantata for chorus (SATB), with treble, alto, tenor and bass solos, and organ (May – 17 July 1943, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: There’s not a swain of the plain

Final March (Act I, Scene 1) – Gloriana by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here There’s not a swain of the … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: On the brow of Richmond Hill

I Know a Bank from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here On the brow of Richmond … Continue reading

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