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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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. The Choral Works II. The opening song is characterized by its use of descending glissandirising chords, and modal inflection. And ich, with well michel wrong, Soregh and murne and fast. It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.

In fact that is sometimes suggested as the reason why, having written it for an expert group in and realising that its chances of frequent performance were slim, Britten never prepared the work for publication.

Birds in the wood, The fish in the river, And I must go mad: The more you hear them the more they come to life. The primerole and the— The primerole and the— Welle was hire mete. Piano Concertorev. IRI List of language codes.

Sacred and Profaneop. Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 3. Behold, all my fellows, If any like me is found. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.


The fifth and seventh songs are based on the Zndand contrast with the “folksy” sixth setting. These seven settings of poems by Hopkins, so discouragingly set aside by the composer, now seem virtually inseparable from their ever-moving text.

The chelde water of the — The chelde water of the — Welle was hire dring. Skip to main content. The primerole and the violet. The moon sends out her light, So does the fair, bright sun, When birds sing gloriously. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

The mone mandeth hire ble, The lilye sacerd lossom to se, The fennel and the fille.

Sacred & Profane (SSATB)

In which Britten adds yet another new language to his song settings, though in the case of Sacred and Profane — as Michael Kennedy says — it is pretty much essential to have the translations to hand so that the subject matter can be easily determined.

The opening song, “St. What was her food? Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] andd.

Sacred and Profane op. The collection concludes with its longest piece, which as the title suggests deals with themes of mortality.

The moon sends out her radiance, The lily is lovely to see, The fennel and the wild thyme. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

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This article about a classical composition is a stub. Sacred and ProfaneOp. Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 6. Welle was hire mete. Sainte Marye, Christes bur, Maidenes clenhad, moderes flur, Dilie min sinne, rix in min mod, Bring me to winne with the self God.


Thanne I schel flutte, From bedde to flore, From flore to here, From here to bere, From bere to putte, And the putt fordut. And ich, with well michel wrong, Soregh and murne and fast. Britten conveys each of these images with his characteristically clever pictorial panache.

This fowles singeth ferly fele, And wliteth on huere wynne wele, That all the wode ringeth. 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.

What was her drink? Thanne lyd mine hus uppe mine nose. The chelde water of the welle-spring. Each of its lines describes, in sometimes grotesque physiological detail, the last moments of mortality. Eight Medieval Lyrics Word count: And I, with very great wrong, Sorrow and mourn and fast. The mone mandeth hire ble, The lilye is lossom to se, The fennel and the fille. Welle was hire bowr.

Mody meneth, so doth mo; Ichot ich am on of tho For love that likes ille.