Variations 18th September 2011 – Britten for Voice

Written by on September 17, 2011

 Britten for Voice   Benjamin Britten is widely considered to be Britain’s greatest composer after Henry Purcell and while he wrote music over a wider range of genres, he wrote a great deal of music for the human voice, and all but revitalised opera composition in the 20th century.  So today’s show is going to feature works by Britten that feature the voice, in choral, solo and operatic settings. 

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In May, in brilliant Athens

Il est quelqun sur terre (Benjamin Britten)

Canticle #1, "My Beloved Is Mine"

Ballad of Heroes Op14 1 Funeral March

War Requiem Op66 1 Requiem Aeternum

Hymn to St Cecillia

Finale of Peter Grimes – To those who pass the Borough (Chorus, Swallow, Auntie, Boles)

Phaedra. My time is too short, your highness


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