Tag Archives: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Listening to Britten – Nocturne, Op.60

Moonrise on the Yare (?) by John Crome. Photo (c) Tate Nocturne for tenor, seven obligato instruments and string orchestra, Op.60 (August – September 1958, Britten aged 44) 1 Promethus unbound (excerpt) (Percy Bysshe Shelley) (strings) 2 The kraken (Alfred, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op.31

(c)Brian Hogwood Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op.31 (March – April 1943, Britten aged 29) Prologue 1 Pastoral (Charles Cotton) 2 Nocturne (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) 3 Elegy (William Blake) 4 Dirge (Anon, 15th century) 5 Hymn (Ben Jonson) 6 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The World of the Spirit

Window in Liverpool Cathedral, (c) Ben Hogwood The World of the Spirit – Radio score. Incidental music for speakers, soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, choir, orchestra and organ, made into a suite by Paul Hindmarsh in 1996 (April – 24 May … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Owl

Image (c) Graham Catley, whose rather wonderful blog Pewit can be found here The Owl – song for voice and piano (6 May-16 June 1929, Britten aged 15) Dedication not known Text Alfred, Lord Tennyson Language English Duration 1’45” Background … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Lilian

Gresham’s School, Holt Lilian – song for voice and piano (15-19 February 1929, Britten aged 15) Dedication not known Text Alfred, Lord Tennyson Language English Duration 3′ Background and Critical Reception Written while Britten was in his first year at … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Joy of Grief

Britten in South Lodge, 1925 – image courtesy of http://www.britten100.org The Joy of Grief – song for voice and piano (1926, Britten aged 13) Dedication not known Text Alfred, Lord Tennyson Language English Duration 1’10” Background and Critical Reception Written … Continue reading

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