Sir Michael Tippett
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1905-01-02
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Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as ...

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Biography

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Among his best-known works are the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.

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Sir Michael Tippett
Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
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Steal Away (A Child of Our Time) Steal Away (A Child of Our Time) Steal Away (A Child of Our Time) Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
Sir Michael Tippett
Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time)
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Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time) Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time) Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time) Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time)
Sir Michael Tippett
Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus
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Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus
Sir Michael Tippett
Symphony No.4 (in one movement)
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Symphony No.4 (in one movement) Symphony No.4 (in one movement) Symphony No.4 (in one movement) Symphony No.4 (in one movement)
Sir Michael Tippett
Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus
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Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus
Sir Michael Tippett
Byzantium
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Byzantium Byzantium Byzantium Byzantium
Sir Michael Tippett
4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning
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4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning 4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning 4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning 4 Songs from the British Isles, arr. for chorus: no.1; Early one morning
Sir Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over...
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over... 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over... 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over... 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over...
Michael Copley
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete]
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete] 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete] 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete] 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete]

5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus [complete]

Performer
Michael Copley
John Anderson
Anthony Lewis
Colin Lawson
Ivo-Jan van der Werff
Martin Westlake
Paul Robertson
Evelyn Nallen
Peter Hamburger
David Matthews
Jeremy Cornes
Martin Jones
Graham Ashton
Maurice Hodges
Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Ensemble
Medici Quartet
Sir Michael Tippett
The Ice break - opera in 3 acts
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The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts
Sir Michael Tippett
The Ice break - opera in 3 acts
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The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts The Ice break - opera in 3 acts
Sir Michael Tippett
Over the Sea to Skye - from Choral Images
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Over the Sea to Skye - from Choral Images Over the Sea to Skye - from Choral Images Over the Sea to Skye - from Choral Images Over the Sea to Skye - from Choral Images
Sir Michael Tippett
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round - A Lament
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Divertimento on Sellinger's Round - A Lament Divertimento on Sellinger's Round - A Lament Divertimento on Sellinger's Round - A Lament Divertimento on Sellinger's Round - A Lament
Sir Michael Tippett
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Sir Michael Tippett
Spirituals (no. 2: Nobody Knows & no. 3: Go Down Moses)
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Spirituals (no. 2: Nobody Knows & no. 3: Go Down Moses) Spirituals (no. 2: Nobody Knows & no. 3: Go Down Moses) Spirituals (no. 2: Nobody Knows & no. 3: Go Down Moses) Spirituals (no. 2: Nobody Knows & no. 3: Go Down Moses)
Sir Michael Tippett
Spirituals (no. 1: Steal Away)
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Spirituals (no. 1: Steal Away) Spirituals (no. 1: Steal Away) Spirituals (no. 1: Steal Away) Spirituals (no. 1: Steal Away)
Sir Michael Tippett
A Child of Our Time: Deep River
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A Child of Our Time: Deep River A Child of Our Time: Deep River A Child of Our Time: Deep River A Child of Our Time: Deep River
Sir Michael Tippett
Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage'..: The air in spring; Fire in summer
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Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage'..: The air in spring; Fire in summer Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage'..: The air in spring; Fire in summer Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage'..: The air in spring; Fire in summer Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage'..: The air in spring; Fire in summer
Sir Michael Tippett
The Weeping Babe
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The Weeping Babe The Weeping Babe The Weeping Babe The Weeping Babe
Sir Michael Tippett
Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time"
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Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time" Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time" Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time" Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time"
Sir Neville Marriner, Iona Brown, Kenneth Sillito, Denis Vigay, Sir Michael Tippett & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Sir Michael Tippett
Symphony No.2
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Symphony No.2 Symphony No.2 Symphony No.2 Symphony No.2
Sir Michael Tippett
Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles; 3. Procession and Dance
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Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles; 3. Procession and Dance Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles; 3. Procession and Dance Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles; 3. Procession and Dance Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles; 3. Procession and Dance
Sir Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra - Andante Cantabile
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra - Andante Cantabile Concerto for Double String Orchestra - Andante Cantabile Concerto for Double String Orchestra - Andante Cantabile Concerto for Double String Orchestra - Andante Cantabile
Sir Michael Tippett
Suite in D "A Birthday suite for Prince Charles", No.4 Carol & No.5 Finale
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Suite in D "A Birthday suite for Prince Charles", No.4 Carol & No.5 Finale Suite in D "A Birthday suite for Prince Charles", No.4 Carol & No.5 Finale Suite in D "A Birthday suite for Prince Charles", No.4 Carol & No.5 Finale Suite in D "A Birthday suite for Prince Charles", No.4 Carol & No.5 Finale
Graham Ashton
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.3; Go down, Moses
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.3; Go down, Moses 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.3; Go down, Moses 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.3; Go down, Moses 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.3; Go down, Moses
Sir Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time', arr. for chorus: No.1 Steal Away
Graham Ashton
Crown of the year - cantata for female chorus and ensemble, 6 Prelude: Autumn
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Crown of the year - cantata for female chorus and ensemble, 6 Prelude: Autumn Crown of the year - cantata for female chorus and ensemble, 6 Prelude: Autumn Crown of the year - cantata for female chorus and ensemble, 6 Prelude: Autumn Crown of the year - cantata for female chorus and ensemble, 6 Prelude: Autumn
Sir Michael Tippett
Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli
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Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli
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Biography

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Among his best-known works are the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.

Tippett's talent developed slowly. He withdrew or destroyed his earliest compositions, and was 30 before any of his works were published. Until the mid-to-late 1950s his music was broadly lyrical in character, before changing to a more astringent and experimental style. New influences, including those of jazz and blues after his first visit to America in 1965, became increasingly evident in his compositions. While Tippett's stature with the public continued to grow, not all critics approved of these changes in style, some believing that the quality of his work suffered as a consequence. From around 1976 Tippett's late works began to reflect the works of his youth through a return to lyricism. Although he was much honoured in his lifetime, critical judgement on Tippett's legacy has been uneven, the greatest praise being generally reserved for his earlier works. His centenary in 2005 was a muted affair; apart from the few best-known works, his music has been performed infrequently in the 21st century.

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