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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Photo by Olivier Haubensak. The hymn was given its first radio performance in Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Thoughts The Hymn to St Cecilia is as easy to love as it is to admire. Subscribe to our email newsletters.

It’s beautifully sung, a wonderful recording that has introduced me to some pieces that I didn’t know’ BBC Music Magazine. A new recording of Britten’s enchanting choral masterpiece ‘Saint Nicolas’ celebrates years since the composer’s birth. 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. The choir also needs to be able to field five confident soloists.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public. Saint Cecilia by Guido Reni, — taken from Wikipedia.

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. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition.


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Discover Music of the 20th Century. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Also written 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.

Britten Conducts Britten [10 CDs]. 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 hynm 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 Britten had focused almost exclusively on instrumental music during the cwcilia, 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.

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So was A Ceremony of Carols. Finzi — Let us garlands bring Next up: Choral Music of Benjamin Britten. From the very first brittten 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.


Piano Concertorev. The Hymn to St Cecilia is as easy to love as it is to admire. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Auden’s original title was “Three Songs for St. The site is also available in several languages.

Cecilia is, of course, the Patron Saint of musicians who is supposed to have sung praises to Gymn as she was being martyred. Views Read Edit View history. Ceciliathe patron saint of music. It needs also to be pianissimo and have absolute clarity of words. Repertoire note by Paul Spicer. 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.

All highly effective if well sung.

Benjamin Britten – Hymn to St Cecilia (choral version)

Hymn to St CeciliaOp. Dedication Elizabeth Mayer Text W. Add to that some extremely pertinent and personal words from W.

Home Welcome to team BB! Cambridge Singers a Cappella. This was a little overbearing on the part of the poet, but taken in good stead by the composer. Other recordings available for download. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Audio Visual For Sale. The piece cexilia in three sections, plus three iterations of the refrain, with slight variations, following each section.