Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Listening to Britten – Welcome Ode, Op.95

Three Portrait Studies of Her Majesty The Queen by Edward Seago. Photo (c) Estate of Edward Seago courtesy of Portland Gallery, London Welcome Ode, Op.95, for young people’s chorus (SAB, with optional T) and orchestra (19 August 1976, approved by … Continue reading

Posted in Choir and orchestra, Choral, Listening to Britten, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Listening to Britten – A Birthday Hansel, Op.92

Painting (c) Brian Hogwood A Birthday Hansel, Op.92 – for high voice and harp (21 March 1975, Britten aged 61) 1 Birthday song 2 My early walk 3 Wee Willie Gray 4 My hoggie 5 Afton water 6 The winter … Continue reading

Posted in English, Listening to Britten, Scots, Song cycle / collection, Songs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listening to Britten – The National Anthem

The Arrival of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Edward Seago. Photo (c) Estate of Edward Seago courtesy of Portland Gallery, London The National Anthem, arranged for chorus (double SATB) and orchestra (17 August 1961, revised … Continue reading

Posted in Choir and orchestra, Choral, Listening to Britten, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Listening to Britten – Choral Dances from Gloriana

‘Take that you wastrel!’ – Gloriana by Jane Mackay, her personal response to the music. Used with many thanks to the artist, whose work can be viewed on her own website Sounding Art Choral Dances from Gloriana for tenor solo, … Continue reading

Posted in Choral, Listening to Britten, Opera, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Listening to Britten – Gloriana, Op.53

Final March (Act I, Scene 1) – Gloriana (detail) by Jane Mackay, her personal response to the music. Used with many thanks to the artist, whose work can be viewed on her own website Sounding Art Gloriana – Opera in … Continue reading

Posted in Listening to Britten, Opera, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Listening to Britten – Variation on an Elizabethan Theme

The Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II Variation on an Elizabethan Theme for string orchestra (January 1953, Britten aged 29) – part of Variations on an Elizabethan Theme, a multi-composer work: Theme – Byrd, arr. Imogen Holst Variation 1: Allegro … Continue reading

Posted in Chamber or string orchestra, Listening to Britten, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment