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    Red House in Aldeburgh It is not meant to be complete and we could easily have picked many other examples We hope you enjoy our favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip This set of choral variations was composed while Britten was still a student at the Royal College of Music Over seven short movements a theme and six contrasting variations Britten sets texts on a Christmas theme Most are anonymous medieval poems but the work also includes a haunting setting of Christina Rossetti s In the bleak mid winter Moods Christmassy Gentle Genres Choral Instruments Choir Recording credits Michael Hartnett treble Purcell Singers Boys Voices of the English Opera Group Choristers of All Saints Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1957 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Chester Music Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work Variation 1 Lullay Jesu Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The Birth of Nicolas Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The death of Nicolas Saint Nicolas

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    find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip The Ceremony of Carols is one of Britten s best known and most performed works It is a brilliantly conceived and dramatic concert work which sees the voices process to their places singing unaccompanied plainsong and at the end processing out again to the same chant In between are settings of nine short poems in contrasting moods and a solo harp interlude Moods Christmassy Joyful Genres Choral Instruments Choir Harp Recording credits Copenhagen Boys Choir Enid Simon harp Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1953 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Boosey Hawkes Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work This little babe Spring carol A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols

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    Aldeburgh It is not meant to be complete and we could easily have picked many other examples We hope you enjoy our favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip This set of choral variations was composed while Britten was still a student at the Royal College of Music Over seven short movements a theme and six contrasting variations Britten sets texts on a Christmas theme Most are anonymous medieval poems but the work also includes a haunting setting of Christina Rossetti s In the bleak mid winter Moods Christmassy Flowing Gentle Genres Choral Instruments Choir Solo voice or voices Recording credits Michael Hartnett treble Purcell Singers Boys Voices of the English Opera Group Choristers of All Saints Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1957 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Chester Music Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work Theme A boy was born Finale Noel A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The Birth of Nicolas Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The death of

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    in Aldeburgh It is not meant to be complete and we could easily have picked many other examples We hope you enjoy our favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip This set of choral variations was composed while Britten was still a student at the Royal College of Music Over seven short movements a theme and six contrasting variations Britten sets texts on a Christmas theme Most are anonymous medieval poems but the work also includes a haunting setting of Christina Rossetti s In the bleak mid winter Moods Christmassy Joyful Lively Genres Choral Instruments Choir Recording credits Michael Hartnett treble Purcell Singers Boys Voices of the English Opera Group Choristers of All Saints Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1957 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Chester Music Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work Theme A boy was born Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The Birth of Nicolas Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The death of Nicolas

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    out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip The Ceremony of Carols is one of Britten s best known and most performed works It is a brilliantly conceived and dramatic concert work which sees the voices process to their places singing unaccompanied plainsong and at the end processing out again to the same chant In between are settings of nine short poems in contrasting moods and a solo harp interlude Moods Christmassy Joyful Lively Playful Genres Choral Instruments Choir Harp Recording credits Copenhagen Boys Choir Enid Simon harp Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1953 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Boosey Hawkes Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from

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    Red House in Aldeburgh It is not meant to be complete and we could easily have picked many other examples We hope you enjoy our favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip The Ceremony of Carols is one of Britten s best known and most performed works It is a brilliantly conceived and dramatic concert work which sees the voices process to their places singing unaccompanied plainsong and at the end processing out again to the same chant In between are settings of nine short poems in contrasting moods and a solo harp interlude Moods Christmassy Joyful Lively Playful Genres Choral Instruments Harp Solo voice or voices Recording credits Copenhagen Boys Choir Enid Simon harp Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1953 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Boosey Hawkes Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work Wolcum yole This little babe Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The Birth of Nicolas Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The death of Nicolas Saint Nicolas op

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    favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip Britten s first operatic venture this story of the legendary American lumberjack was written as a choral operetta for student performance It marked the composer s largest and only operatic collaboration with WH Auden Here towards the end of the opera the apparent jollity of a Christmas Eve party comes before a series of announcements that will see the main characters go their separate ways Moods Christmassy Joyful Lively Genres Opera Instruments Chorus Orchestra Solo voice or voices Recording credits Coleman Wright Streit Gritton Egerton Broadbent White Earle Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Richard Hickox cond Recording 1999 Chandos Records Ltd Available from Chandos Published by Faber Music Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic Catalogue Other clips from this work Farmer s Song Act 2 Scene 1 Hymn Act 2 Scene 1 First Ballad Interlude The Blues Act 1 Scene 1 I want to be Prologue The Mocking of Hel Helson Act 2 Scene 1 Tiny s

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    favourites Use any of the various search tools to start your journey through Britten Select any clip to hear the music and find out more Mood Genre Instrument Writer Speed Popularity Mood Calm Christmassy Flowing Gentle Joyful Lively Loving Menacing Passionate Playful Reflective Rough Sad Spiky Spooky Stirring 10 clips A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Theme A boy was born A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Wolcum yole A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Variation 1 Lullay Jesu A Boy was Born op 3 1933 Finale Noel A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 This little babe A Ceremony of Carols op 28 1942 Spring carol Paul Bunyan op 17 1941 The Christmas Party Act 2 Scene 2 Saint Nicolas op 42 1948 The Birth of Nicolas Unfortunately your browser appears to be unable to play the audio clip This cantata commissioned by Peter Pears old school Lancing College tells the life of the fourth century Bishop of Myra in a work of great poetry and sensitivity It was conceived and composed with semi amateur performance in mind and the technical demands of the choral and orchestral writing are appropriately straightforward although the effect is one of sheer brilliance and exuberance The audience also gets to join in two well known hymns All people that on earth do dwell and God moves in a mysterious way Moods Christmassy Joyful Lively Genres Choral Music for Children Instruments Choir Orchestra Recording credits Peter Pears tenor David Hemmings boy soprano Ralph Downes organ Girls Choir of Sir John Leman School Beccles Boys Choir of Ipswich School Preparatory Department Aldeburgh Festival Choir and Orchestra Benjamin Britten cond Recording 1955 Decca Music Group Ltd Available from Decca Classics Published by Boosey Hawkes Learn more about this work from the Britten Thematic

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