SERENADE TENOR HORN & STRINGS OP 31

BRITTEN, BENJAMIN
VOICE WITH INSTRUMENT

This masterly work was written for the combined musical talents of Peter Pears and Dennis Brain. Framed by a horn solo played on natural harmonics to evoke an atmosphere of far-off, primeval innocence, the Serenade is an extraordinary example of Britten's ability to set an anthology of texts bound together by a similar theme, in this case, the world of night, sleep and dreams. The twilig ht atmosphere that characterizes this beautiful and evocative work is offset b y the two settings that form its centerpiece, the worm in the rose of Blake's Elegy and a nightmarish setting of the anonymous 15th-century Lyke Wake Dirge. This item is a vocal score only.

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  • Published by: HAL LEONARD PUBLISHING CORP

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