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Benjamin Britten. Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8) for SSATB chorus, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears. Sheet Music – £ – Benjamin Britten’s Sacred and Profane consists of eight settings for unaccompanied mixed voices of lyrics from RT Davis’ collection of. 1);; second title page (‘Sacred & Profane / 8 Mediaeval Lyrics for 5 Voices’) with Britten’s signature, the dedication repeated, and a note at the bottom of the folio.

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The rose puts on her rosy face, The leaves in the bright wood All grow with pleasure. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Britten conveys each of these images with his characteristically clever pictorial panache. Welle was hire mete. Click track numbers above to select. Beholdet, all my felawes, Yef any me lik is founde. What was hire mete? Wormes woweth under cloude, Wimmen waxeth wounder proude, So well it wol hem seme.

Deawes donketh the dounes, Deores with huere derne rounes Domes for to deme.


Gone is their winter woe When the woodruff springs. A maiden lay on the moor, Lay on the moor; A full week, A full week, A maiden lay on the moor; Lay on the moor, A full week and a day. Oc nu necheth windes blast And weder strong Ey! Welle was hire dring. And ich, with well michel wrong, Soregh and murne and fast. Create prfoane free website or blog at WordPress.

They are of course extremely difficult to sing — but like so much Britten, not impossible. Masterworks of Choral Music 18thth centuries.

The primrose and the violet. Deawes donketh the dounes, Deores with huere derne rounes Domes for to deme. And I, with very great wrong, Sorrow and mourn and fast. What was her bower? A collection of eight short settings of medieval English poems, the cycle conveys Britten ‘s style at its most refined: Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas What was her food? Beholdet, all my felawes, Yef any me lik is founde. Also written in The extremes are perhaps most evident in that final song, which moves quickly from a soft resolution to a shout.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This song finds stark contrast in the nimble and mysterious woodland scene, “I mone waxe wood” I must go madthe shortest song in the cycle and the most harmonically ambiguous. IRI List of language codes. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Sacerd. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Wanne the bere is ate gate.


Dacred threstelcok him threteth oo. The passionate man complains, as do more; I know that I am one of those That is unhappy for love. The mone mandeth hire ble, The lilye is lossom to se, The fennel and the fille.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations if applicable: Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Sacred and Profane, Op. Thanne ans mine hus uppe mine nose. While this song expresses an uneasiness with nature, the third poem, “Lenten is come,” exults in the arrival of spring with syncopated declamation and playful imitative lines.

The chelde water of the welle-spring. The red rose and the— The red saced and the— Good was her bower. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. A Hymn to the Virgin. Dayeseyes in this dales, Notes swete of nightegales, Uch fowl song singeth. This article about a classical composition is a stub.