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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Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia enables the choir to display its virtuoso control of rapid dynamic and textural changes.

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. So was A Ceremony of Carols.

The Sixteen at According to Britten’s partner Peter Pears in “Ben was on a different track now, and he was no longer prepared to be dominated — bullied — by Wystan, whose musical feeling he was very well aware of. From the very first bars of John Tavener’s Song for Athene, the opening work in a pleasingly eclectic programme, Tenebrae reveals itself as one of those exceptional choirs whose individual singers have been moulded into a single superbly sensitive and responsive musical instrument.

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Four solo voices are featured in the next section, most of which are recitative-like to be freely declaimed over ho choral chords. In Hymn to St. This is marked to be sung extremely quickly. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A new recording of Britten’s enchanting choral masterpiece ‘Saint Nicolas’ celebrates years since the composer’s birth.


It represented a return to choral music for the composer after a relatively lengthy absence of three years. The first section is very similar to the refrain, couched in the E Phrygian scale and with the same melody. The piece is in three sections, plus three iterations of the refrain, with slight variations, following each section. At times the text setting is radiant, nowhere more so than the refrains with which each of the three sections end, beautifully tailored up to a high E on each occasion, hhymn with subtly varied harmonies.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. The early ’40s were a difficult time for Benjamin Brittenwhose pacifist ideals led to an uneasy relationship with a British public fired with passion and fighting spirit in the face of World War II. Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh. Rejoice in the Lamb: John Tavener’s affinity with eastern Orthadox chant is evident in his Song for Athene; Rachmaninov’s Hymn to the Cherubim is followed by Count Alexander Sheremetiev’s Now ye heavenly powers for men’s voices, sung in Russian.

The second section is a scherzo with a modified fugue form. A new choral compendium from the highly regarded Choir of Royal Holloway, comprising twentieth- and twenty-first-century works written in honour of Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The medieval carols on the other hand signal the return to something fundamentally Bymn, deep rooted, familiar, and conservative in the best sense.

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The customs inspectors confiscated all of Britten’s manuscripts, fearing they could be some type of code. The site is also available in several languages. The text itself follows in the tradition of odesincluding an invocation to the muse: Cecilia; Sacred and Profane. A Ceremony of Carols. Dotted crotchet is almost frighteningly fast! Auden, written for Britten himself, and you have an extremely concentrated, autobiographical vritten. In relation to Britten ‘s career, the work provides a distinctive bridge between the accomplishments of a young if immensely talented prentice and those brittej the more sophisticated composer who was to soon burst onto the international scene with the opera Peter Grimes This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat October Total duration: Britten ‘s brotten is not really a hymn in the traditional sense of the word, but rather a three-movement structure, like a cantata in miniature, that sets the sonorous triads of the first poem against the rapid-fire vocal scherzo of the second ho the ground-bass design of the third.


The refrain is a slightly different form of the same melody as before. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Surely no choral society or harpist is unfamiliar with the Ceremony of Carolsand Rejoice in the Lamb is similarly a staple of the modern yhmn repertoire. Hymn to St CeciliaOp.

For a long time Britten wanted to write a piece dedicated to St Cecilia for a number of reasons. Photo by Olivier Haubensak.

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