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Britten: Saint Nicolas

Stephen Johnson explores Britten's first major work for children's chorus, his cantata Saint Nicolas. It typifies Britten's goal to his music accessible and meaningful to everyone.

Stephen Johnson reveals the inner workings of Britten's first major work for children's chorus, his cantata Saint Nicolas.

Premiered at the first ever Aldeburgh Festival, the work drew on the skills of both amateur and professional performers. Stephen Johnson explores how their spirit permeated the work, typifying Britten's personal passion to make his music accessible and meaningful to everyone.

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Composer Benjamin Britten

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