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The World Of The Spirit

Soloists, Speakers, SATB Choir and Orchestra Vocal Score

By Benjamin Britten

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Narrator, Solists, SATB and Piano Accompaniment (Vocal Score)
Soloists, Speakers, SATB Choir and Orchestra Vocal Score. Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Choral. Classical, Sacred. Book [Softcover]. 64 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH81587. Published by Chester Music (HL.14042760).

Item Number: HL.14042760

ISBN 9781783052585. 7.75x11 inches. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).

Britten's The World of the Spirit was written for BBC Radio in 1938, his second collaboration with R. Ellis Roberts. The wide-ranging texts from religious books, poetry, and newspaper articles about the FirstWorld War and Irish 'Troubles' are complemented by a rich variety of musical styles from the prodigious composer.

The first performance of this concert version was given on 27th June 1998 in the Snape Maltings Concert Hallas part of the Aldeburgh Festival, by Janice Watson (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo-Soprano), Timothy Robinson (Tenor), Neal Davies (Baritone), and David Evans (Speaker), with the Joyful Company of Singers and the City ofLondon Sinfonia, conducted by Steuart Bedford.

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