Category Archives: Radio score

Listening to Britten – Britain To America, Series II No.13: Where Do We Go From Here?

Iowa in the Pacific; Indiana can be seen in the distance. Image obtained through Wikimedia Commons Britain To America, Series II No.13: Where Do We Go From Here? – Incidental music for alto voice and instrumental ensemble (January 1943, Britten … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Hadrian’s Wall: Roman Wall Blues

Britten and Auden, an image used by NMC for their free download of Roman Wall Blues Hadrian’s Wall – Incidental music for male voice, chorus, percussion and string quartet (12 – 16 November 1937, Britten aged 23) Approximately fifteen numbers, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Psalm 150, Op.67

Window from Culross Abbey. Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Psalm 150, Op.67 for four part chorus, 2 treble instruments, bass instrument, percussion and keyboard. Optional parts, transposed if necessary for clarinets, trumbet, horn, trombone and viola (1 May 1962, Britten aged … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Noye’s Fludde, Op.59

Noah’s Ark by Edward Hicks (1846) Noye’s Fludde, Op.59 – the Chester miracle play, for adults’ and children’s voices, children’s chorus, chamber ensemble and children’s orchestra (27 October 1957 – March 1958, Britten aged 44) 1 Lord Jesus, think on … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Saint Nicolas, Op.42

The Story of St. Nicholas: Giving Dowry to Three Poor Girls by Fra Angelico (1448) Saint Nicolas, Op.42 – cantata for tenor solo, chorus (SATB), semi-chorus (SA), four boy singers and string orchestra, piano duet, percussion and organ (December 1947 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Men of Goodwill

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Men of Goodwill – Variations on a Christmas Carol (‘God rest ye merry, gentlemen’) for orchestra (pre 18 December 1947, Britten aged 34) Dedication unknown Duration 8′ Background and Critical Reception John Bridcut writes that Britten’s … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Deus in adjutorium meum

Painting (c) Brian Hogwood Deus in adjutorium meum from This Way to the Tomb – for unaccompanied chorus (1944 – October 1945, Britten aged 31) Dedication Unknown Text Psalm of David Language Latin Duration 6′ Audio A clip from a … Continue reading

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