Britten B – A Hymn to the Virgin. Composer: Benjamin Britten () Lord, thou hast been our refuge; Hymns , ; Preacher: The Rev’d Lucy Winkett. Britten’s A Hymn to the Virgin, an anthem for mixed voices, is a popular work amongst choirs. A lyrical melody and effective refrain sung by a semi-chorus. In writing this blog entry I picked three random books on Britten to see what was written on the Hymn to the Virgin, and was shocked to discover.

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Benjamin Britten – A Hymn to the Virgin

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The Tree of Life. From Darkness to Light: A lyrical melody and effective refrain sung by a semi-chorus combine to considerable dramatic and emotional effect. We hope you loved your time with us discovering Britten’… https: The ratcheting up of the intensity in the final verse by increasing the tempo, by the ATB of the main chorus singing continuous rising phrases and by the sopranos singing a short phrase which is answered by the semi-chorus brings the piece to its climax.

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The anonymous benjamkn was taken out of the Oxford Book of English Verse, which was readily available to Britten at Gresham’s. Twitter Thank you to everyone who visited The Red House this year. The Flowers Have Their Angels: Load More… Follow on Instagram.


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The Complete Argo Recordings. The main body of the choir sings in Middle English and another semi-chorus or group of soloists supplies a refrain in Latin. I would have thought this small but beautifully formed masterpiece would be worth a few more sentences?

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Some choirs choose to put the semi-chorus at the other end of the church, or in a gallery for dramatic effect. E-Mail will not be published required. Both of the pieces were composed prior to the completion of Britten ‘s first opus, Sinfonietta for chamber orchestra Rainy Day Hyn Road Trip.

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