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Listening to Britten – The Ascent of F6

The Ascent of F6 – first UK edition The Ascent of F6 – Incidental music for female voice, 2 male voices, chorus, percussion, ukulele and piano duet (4 hands) (6 – 23 February 1937, Britten aged 23) Overture IIA Entr’acte … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone – first UK edition The Sword in the Stone – Incidental music for female and male voices, chorus, flute, piccolo, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion and harp (May 1939, Britten aged 25) 1 Introduction 2 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – On the Frontier

On the Frontier – first UK edition On the Frontier – Incidental music for male voice, chorus, two trumpets, percussion, accordion and piano (2 and 4 hands) (October 1938, Britten aged 24) Excerpt – The Clock on the Wall (arr. … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Company of Heaven

Detail of St Peter’s Church, Thetford (c) Brian Hogwood The Company of Heaven – Incidental music for speakers, soprano, tenor, chorus, timpani, organ and strings (8 August – 22 September 1937, Britten aged 23) Part I – Before the Creation … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Ascent of F6

The Ascent of F6 – first UK edition The Ascent of F6 – Incidental music for female voice, 2 male voices, chorus, percussion, ukelele and piano duet (4 hands) (6 – 23 February 1937, Britten aged 23) Overture IIA Entr’acte … Continue reading

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