Monthly Archives: October 2014

Listening to Britten – Praise We Great Men

Flintham by John Piper, 1977. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of Tate Praise We Great Men, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, chorus (SATB) and orchestra (July-October 1976, orchestrated by Colin Matthews. Britten aged 62) Dedication Written for Mstislav … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Welcome Ode, Op.95

Three Portrait Studies of Her Majesty The Queen by Edward Seago. Photo (c) Estate of Edward Seago courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Welcome Ode, Op.95, for young people’s chorus (SAB, with optional T) and orchestra (19 August 1976, approved by … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Bird Scarer’s Song

Norfolk Hayfield by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Lord! I Married Me A Wife (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 1) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known Text … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The False Knight upon the Road

Melting Snow, Ludham by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London The False Knight upon the Road (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 7) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Dafydd Y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)

The leaning willow by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Dafydd Y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 6) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (I was lonely and forlorn)

The Wensum at Norwich, December by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (I was lonely and forlorn) (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 5) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Bonny at Morn (with harp)

A Windy Day by Edward Seago, courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Bonny at Morn (Eight Folksong Arrangements / 4) – folksong arrangement for high voice and harp (April – June 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication Not known Text Traditional Language … Continue reading

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