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Listening to Britten – Miniature Suite for string quartet

Britten (bottom left) and his class at Gresham’s School. Image courtesy of http://www.britten100.org” Miniature Suite for string quartet (26 January – 13 February 1929, Britten aged 15) 1 Novelette 2 Minuet 3 Romance 4 Gavotte Dedication not known Duration 10’30” … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Etude for solo viola

Gresham’s Senior Prep (c) Evelyn Simak Etude for solo viola (18 February 1929, Britten aged 15) Dedication not known Duration 2’30” Audio and Notation The notation for the Etude, together with a recording made by Henrietta Hill, can be found … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Two Lullabies

(c) Ben Hogwood Two Lullabies for two pianos (10 – 16 March 1936, Britten aged 22) 1 Lullaby 2 Lullaby for a retired colonel Dedication not known Duration 5’30” Background and Critical Reception Another publication of Britten’s not to appear … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Three Divertimenti

(c) Brian Hogwood Three Divertimenti for string quartet, also known as Go play, boy, play (13 February 1933 – 15 February 1936, Britten aged 22) 1 March 2 Waltz 3 Burlesque (to Francis Barton) Dedication Third movement to Francis Barton, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Te Deum in C major

Window at Wimborne Minster ((c) Ben Hogwood) Te Deum in C major – treble solo, choir (SATB) and organ (11 July – 17 September 1934, Britten aged 20) Dedication Maurice Vinden and the Choir of St Mark’s, N. Audley St, … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Jubilate Deo in E flat

Organ, Wimborne Minster ((c) Ben Hogwood) Jubilate Deo in E flat major – anthem for chorus (SATB) and organ (8-10 August 1934, Britten aged 20) Dedication Not known Text Psalm 100 (The Book Of Common Prayer) Language Latin Duration 3’00” … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Three Character Pieces

(c) Brian Hogwood Three Character Pieces for piano (16 September – 27 December 1930, Britten aged 17) 1 John 2 Daphne 3 Michael Dedication not explicitly stated Duration 7′ Background and Critical Reception A collection of three short portraits of … Continue reading

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