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`Sacred and Profane`, for mixed chorus a cappella (1974-75), op. 91 (Britten)

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)

`Sacred and Profane`, for mixed chorus a cappella (1974-75) op. 91


Eight medieval lyrics for unaccompanied voices (SSATB), op. 91
Text: Anon., early English
Period of composition: Dec 1974 - Jan 1975

First performance: 14 Sep 1975, Snape Maltings Concert Hall...Read more
Eight medieval lyrics for unaccompanied voices (SSATB), op. 91
Text: Anon., early English
Period of composition: Dec 1974 - Jan 1975

First performance: 14 Sep 1975, Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Wilbye Consort, conductor - Peter Pears)
Duration: 15.0`
Dedication: `For P.P. and the Wilbye Consort`

Movements:
1 St Godrick`s hymn (mid 12th century)
2 I mon waxe wod (later 13th century)
3 Lenten is come (later 13th/earlier 14th century)
4 The long night (earlier 13th century)
5 Yif ic of luve can (earlier 14th century)
6 Carol (earlier 14th century)
7 Ye that pasen by (mid 14th century)
8 A death (13th century)

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