Files “cleaned” Nov/ Benjamin Britten. Hymn to St Cecilia. Here is a “clickable” Table of the available Midi Files for this Work: Either your browser does not. composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, on AllMusic. Benjamin Britten. Hymn to St Cecilia, Op – for five-part chorus (SSATB) with solos, unaccompanied (ca July – 2 April , Britten aged 28). Dedication.

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The album ends with that locus classicus of English choral singing, Faire is the Heaven, in which one would be forgiven for thinking Spenser’s final words,’such endlesse perfectnesse’ refer to the choir themselves rather than the state of Heaven. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat The former brings welcome intimacy to the Britten Hymn to St Cecilia, while the latter powerfully propels Holst’s Psalm to its conclusion, albeit in youthful, fresh-sounding style.

Britten began to feel rootless and increasingly homesick. Britten first met Auden later that year, and subsequently worked with him on a number of large-scale works, including the fo Paul Bunyan The text itself follows in the tradition of odesincluding an invocation to the muse: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Don’t show me this message again.


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The customs inspectors confiscated all of Britten’s manuscripts, fearing they could be some type of code. A Ceremony of Carols; Hymn to St. A Ceremony of Carols. Rejoice in the Lamb, etc.

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Chanticleer Takes You Out of this World! Subscribe to our email newsletters. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: While perhaps less familiar than those works, the Hymn to St.

Audeneach followed by a four-line invocation to Cecilia, the patron saint of music. For a long time Britten wanted to write a piece dedicated to St Cecilia for a number of reasons. I have however brittej use of these:. Over this, Britten builds contrapuntal phrases in the upper parts with longer note values.

Xecilia — Let us garlands bring Next up: So was A Ceremony of Carols. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Jude’s in Hampstead and just had to get their new ‘Allegri Miserere’ album. Choral Edition, Volume 1. Listening to Britten — Sacred and Profane, Op.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Notify me of new comments via email. Having said all this, it is perfectly approachable by an amateur choir of reasonable attainment providing that enough rehearsal time is allowed for its preparation.


Ceciliathe patron saint of music. It’s beautifully sung, a wonderful recording that has introduced me to some pieces that I didn’t know’ BBC Music Magazine.

Over this bass, the upper parts sing flowing compound time phrases which are almost hymn-like. The story of her manner of hym makes gruesome reading and the act of singing in extremis something of jymn miracle! A Festival of Britten.

Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27

Four solo voices are featured in the next section, most of which are recitative-like to be freely declaimed over held choral chords. Britten began setting Hymn to St.

The final section is more extended and begins with an ostinato bass which feels slightly menacing. Home Welcome to team BB!

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