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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A Ceremony of Carols. The hard work is always worth it as a successful performance of ceciila work is rewarding and memorable. While perhaps less familiar than those works, the Hymn to St.

A new recording of Britten’s enchanting choral masterpiece ‘Saint Too celebrates years since the composer’s birth. Discover Music of the 20th Century.

The mood of each piece is captured to perfection, from Tavener’s almost hypnotic transcendence to the passionate grief of Antonio Lotti’s eight-part Crucifixus, whose agonised chromatic harmonies pack a terrific punch; or from the intensely moving and dignified simplicity of Alexander Sheremetev’s Now ye Heavenly Powers from the Russian Orthodox liturgy to the exuberantly pealing halleluiahs of Holst’s joyously inventive setting of Psalm This was to be one of stt last works they collaborated on.

This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat This site uses cookies. A Ceremony of Carols; Hymn to St. The album ends with fecilia 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. Listening to Britten — Sacred and Profane, Op. Audeneach followed by a four-line invocation to Cecilia, the patron saint of music.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The soprano soloists in Allegri’s Miserere have a combined purity and richness of sound, cefilia the celebrated ornaments a jewel-like brilliance. Short as the solos are except for the first soprano one which is more extended and different from the subsequent ones they present issues which can test a less-confident singer.

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Rejoice in the Lamb: Britten began to feel rootless and increasingly homesick. 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 with vocal imitation of instrumental effects.

Great British Choral Works. This is marked to be sung extremely quickly. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor.

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Hymn to St Cecilia: Thoughts The Hymn to St Cecilia is as easy to love as it is to admire. Subscribe to our email newsletters. Don’t show me this message again.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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, but with subtly varied harmonies.

The piece is in three sections, plus three iterations of the refrain, with slight variations, following each section. 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. Royal Brktten ChoirRupert Gough conductor. This is an outstanding performance, which reflects every expressive nuance in both poem and music’ The Daily Telegraph.


Jude’s in Hampstead and ccilia had to get their new ‘Allegri Miserere’ album. Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh.

In Hymn to St. Finzi — Let us garlands bring Next up: This album explores the great wealth of music written for unaccompanied choir in England, France and Germany during the Romantic era and into the twentieth century. Add to that some extremely pertinent and personal words from W. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Jazz Latin New Age. Britten uses this as a refrain throughout piece, whereas it is the last portion of Auden’s first section.

The refrain at the end of the verse is a unison version of the initial flowing melody sung by the sopranos. The hymn was given its first radio performance in 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.