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Listening to Britten – Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89

Ruined Chapel, Isle of Mull, 1975 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of Tate Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89 – for tenor and harp (12-22 January 1971, Britten aged 57) Dedication In loving … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Op.86

The Tower of Fawley Church, Bucks, 1970 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate. Image used courtesy of the BBC Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi, Op.86 – for countertenor, tenor, baritone and piano (12-22 January 1971, Britten aged 57) … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – What is a Canticle?

Antechapel window, Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge, 1978-80 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate As Listening to Britten approaches another important area of the composer’s output, I thought it would be useful to get some context on what constitutes a … Continue reading

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