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Listening to Britten – Stratton

The cover of the only available recording of Stratton, as released on Pearl. Stratton – Incidental music (pre 31 October 1949, Britten aged 35) Text Ronald Duncan Duration unknown Audio clips Clips from the only known recording of Stratton can … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – A Wedding Anthem (Amo Ergo Sum), Op.46

Sunlight through the window of Wimborne Minster (c) Ben Hogwood A Wedding Anthem (Amo Ergo Sum), Op.46 for soprano and tenor solos, chorus (SATB) and organ (September 1949, Britten aged 35) Dedication Written for the wedding of Lord Harewood and … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Rape of Lucretia, Op.37

Britten and Ronald Duncan at Glyndebourne, 1946. Image courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation The Rape of Lucretia – Opera in two acts, Op.37 (23 January – 3 May 1946, Britten aged 32) Dedication Erwin Stein Text Ronald Duncan, after ‘Le … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Birthday Song for Erwin

Arnold Schoenberg, Erwin Stein and Anton Webern (Photographer unknown) Birthday Song for Erwin – for high voice and piano (October – November 1945, Britten aged 32) Text Ronald Duncan Duration 1’30” Audio A clip of the recording of Birthday Song … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – This way to the Tomb: Evening – Morning – Night

Illustrations for English, Scottish and Welsh Landscapes 1944 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate Evening – Morning – Night from This way to the Tomb – for voice and piano (1944 – October 1945, Britten aged 31) Text Ronald … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – This way to the Tomb: Boogie-Woogie

Somerset Place, Bath, 1942 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate This way to the Tomb – Incidental music for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, chorus (SATB), percussion and piano (4 hands) (1944 – October 1945, Britten aged 31) Excerpt – … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Deus in adjutorium meum

Painting (c) Brian Hogwood Deus in adjutorium meum from This Way to the Tomb – for unaccompanied chorus (1944 – October 1945, Britten aged 31) Dedication Unknown Text Psalm of David Language Latin Duration 6′ Audio A clip from a … Continue reading

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