This international ensemble of crack musicians reveals the next generation’s star soloists; led by violinist Markus Däunert (leader of the Mahler Chamber. The BBC work page for Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Benjamin Britten. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on.

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In the Pastoral, the first song, in D flat, Charles Cotton ‘s seventeenth century words “could be a description of a Constable landscape Has but a little way to run, And yet his steeds, with all setenade skill, Scarce lug the chariot down the hill.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is noticeable that modern interpretations of the Serenade tend to be quicker, especially in the Pastoralwhere Britten himself speeds up in his second tneor. The epilogue is to sound from afar, and to this end the final song does not include a part for the horn to allow the player to move off-stage. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. I trust you will forgive this unashamed plug for my book.

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On returning to England in following his stay in AmericaBritten caught measles so severely that he had to be hospitalised for several weeks. Here, while also working on his libretto for Peter Grimeshe composed most of the Serenade. Xerenade thanks to Decca.


Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31

Classical music Benjamin Britten. You are commenting using your WordPress. For those who are, there is plenty of choice, for almost every subsequent English lyric tenor has recorded the work, not to mention distinguished overseas competitors such as Peter Schreier CampionChristoph Pregardien BIS and Jerry Hadley Nimbus.

Benjamin Britten’s music of the early s was dominated by Peter Grimes, but there were other substantial pieces from this period too. Bringing all these together into a final summation is the Sonnetthe last thoughts before the light goes out — when the horn in the distance can be heard as the eyelids close.

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For me each of the brutten songs already has a certain amount of shadow, though the strife of the Elegy and the powerful anger of the Dirge are indeed the darkest moments.

Retrieved from ” https: Serenade; Les Illuminations; Nocturne. Prelude and Fugue, Op.

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Serenade for tenor, horn and strings; Sibelius: The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Les Illuminations; Serenade; Nocturne. Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, answer, dying, serenadf, dying.


Serenade for Tenor; Our Hunting Fathers. Also written in Britten Conducts Britten [7 CDs].

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A very little, little flock Shades thrice the ground that it would stock; Whilst the small stripling following them Appears a mighty Polypheme.

Hymn to St Cecilia: Britten’s lifelong companion Peter Pears was the tenor in the first performances, and they recorded it together more than once. The whole sequence forms an Elegy or Nocturnal, as Donne would have called it. From offstage, the horn repeats the Prologue note for note in an Epilogue. Lay thy bow of pearl apart, And thy crystal shining quiver; Give unto the flying hart Space to breathe, how short so-ever: The prologue and epilogue which frame the songs are both performed by the horn alone, and in these movements Britten instructs the player to use only the horn’s natural harmonics; this lends these short movements a distinctive character, as some harmonics sound sharp or flat to an audience accustomed to the western chromatic scale.

Each of the six songs can be enjoyed alone or as a whole, and they are by turns wondrous and powerfully emotional. Serenade Op31; Noye’s Fludde Op Added, go to My Music to see full list. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas