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Listening to Britten – Chorale after an old French carol

Culross Abbey window ((c) Ben Hogwood) Chorale after an old French carol for chorus (SSAATTBB unaccompanied) (15 November 1944, Britten aged 30) Dedication Not known Text W.H. Auden Language English Duration 4’45” Audio A clip of the version recorded by … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – A Shepherd’s Carol

Culross Abbey window detail ((c) Ben Hogwood) A Shepherd’s Carol for chorus (SATB unaccompanied) (8 – 11 November 1944, Britten aged 30) Dedication Not known Text W.H. Auden Language English Duration 4’00” Background and Critical Reception A Shepherd’s Carol is … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Rescue

Greek text of the Odyssey’s opening passage. Taken from Wikipedia The Rescue, also known as The Rescue of Penelope – Incidental music for narrator, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra (September – November 1943, Britten aged 29) Part 1 Eight … 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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