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Britten 100

Choral director Paul Spicer introduces a personal journey through Britten's choral music. Plus a new work by four British composers based on the poetry of William Blake.

In the year of Benjamin Britten's centenary, choral director, Paul Spicer introduces a personal journey through Britten's choral music, including a new complete performance of his early work for children's voices and piano, "Friday Afternoons".

Paul also presents the world premiere performance of "Innocence and Experience", a setting of William Blake's poetry by Thea Musgrave, Anna Meredith, Charlotte Bray and Sally Beamish, recorded at the Aldeburgh Festival on 9th June.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Jun 2013 17:00

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sacred and Profane: No.2: I mon waxe wod

    Performers: Finzi Singers

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sacred and Profane: No.7: Ye that pasen by

    Performers: Finzi Singers

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sacred and Profane No 8: A Death

    Performers: Finzi Singers

  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn of St Columba

    Performers: Choir of New College, Oxford Director: Edward Higginbottom

  • Benjamin Britten

    Antiphon

    Performers: Choir of St John's College, Cambridge Director: Christopher Robinson

  • Bray, Meredith and Musgrave Beamish

    Songs of Innocence and Experience

    Performers: New London Children's Choir Conductor: Ronald Corp

  • Benjamin Britten

    Te Deum in C

    Performers: Finzi Singers Performer: Andrew Lumsden (Organ) Director: Paul Spicer

  • Benjamin Britten

    The World of the Spirit: Movts 4a-4b.

    Performers: The Britten Singers Performer: BBC Philharmonic Conductor: Richard Hickox

  • Benjamin Britten

    Friday Afternoons

    Performers: New London Children's Choir Performer: Alexander Wells (Piano) Conductor: Ronald Corp

  • Benjamin Britten

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rosa Mystica

    Performers: Finzi Singers Conductor: Paul Spicer

  • Benjamin Britten

    Flower Songs: Ballad of Green Broom

    Performers: Polyphony Conductor: Stephen Layton

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