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 site is also available in several languages. This is a challenging work which should not be undertaken lightly. Auden written between and The choir also needs to be able to field five confident soloists.

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Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. A Ceremony of Carols. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! You are commenting using your WordPress. Add to that some extremely pertinent and personal words from W.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Surely no choral society or harpist is unfamiliar with the Ceremony of Carolsand Rejoice in the Lamb is similarly a staple of the modern choral repertoire.

Home Welcome to team BB! Royal Holloway ChoirRupert Gough conductor. Britten had focused almost exclusively on instrumental music during the s, and it comes as no surprise that his earliest choral works, such as Te Deum and Ballad of Heroesare filled ceciliw vocal imitation of instrumental effects. Repertoire note by Paul Spicer. The Sixteen at Ceciliathe patron saint of music.


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If thou wilt ease thine heart. It represented a return to choral music for the composer after a relatively lengthy absence of three years.

Retrieved from ” cecjlia The text of the Hymn consists of three poems of W. Subscribe to our email newsletters. The customs inspectors confiscated all of Britten’s manuscripts, fearing they could be some type of code.

It needs also to be pianissimo and have absolute clarity of words. A Festival of Britten. The Sacred Choral Music. According to Britten’s partner Peter Pears in “Ben cceilia 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.

The parts create a rhythmically complex framework, but the resultant sounds are of airy simplicity and beautiful restraint. Britten responds to each of the instrumental references of the text with solo vocal passages, and these enhance the third and final section, but at all times the words can be clearly heard.

Cecilia in the United States, certainly in June when a performance by the newly formed Elizabethan Singers was projected to take place in New York sometime later that year. Share on facebook vritten tumblr.


Hymn to Saint Cecilia, Op 27 First line:. Britten asked that Auden provide him a text for his ode to St Cecilia, and Auden complied, sending the poem in sections throughoutalong with advice on how Britten could be a better artist. In relation to Cecklia ‘s career, the work provides a distinctive bridge between the accomplishments of a young if immensely talented ts and those of the more sophisticated composer who was to soon burst onto the international scene with the opera Peter Grimes AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

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Auden’s original title was “Three Songs for St. The story of her manner of death makes gruesome reading and the act hym singing in extremis something of a miracle!

Four solo voices are featured in the next section, most of which are recitative-like to be freely declaimed over held choral chords. Beyond this use of a text refrain, Britten achieves further formal unity by fitting to the final statement of the invocation to “Blessed Cecilia” the music that opened the Hymn.