Category Archives: Arrangements and editions

Listening to Britten – Corpus Christi Carol

Detail of window at Wimborne Priory. Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Corpus Christi Carol – arrangement of Variation 5 from A boy was born for voice and piano (19 January 1961, Britten aged 47) Dedication for John Hahessy Text Anon, 15th … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Dibdin: Tom Bowling

Norfolk – Waxham Church by Edward Seago. Photo (c) Estate of Edward Seago courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Dibdin: Tom Bowling realization for high voice and piano (pre 22 June 1959, Britten aged 45) Dedication not known Text Charles Dibdin … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Frühlingsnacht

(c) Ben Hogwood Frühlingsnacht – arrangement of Schumann’s song, Op.39 no.12, for voice and orchestra (June 1942, Britten aged 28) Text Joseph Eichendorff Dedication not known Duration 1’30” Background and Critical Reception Another arrangement of Britten’s for voice and small … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Die forelle

Rainbow trout, courtesy of Wikipedia Die forelle (The trout) – arrangement of Schubert’s song, D550, for voice and orchestra (June 1942, Britten aged 28) Text Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart Dedication not known Duration 4′ Background and Critical Reception The date … Continue reading

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