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Collected Songs - 63 Songs

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ISMN: 979-0-051-93397-6

ISBN: 978-1-4234-2975-3

UPC: 884088135874

This beautiful new edition brings together a selection of Britten's vocal music into one new, clean edition. This volume contains extensive editorial source notes and translations of songs which are not originally in English.



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Collected Songs - 63 Songs
  • Composer/Author: Britten, Benjamin
  • Arranger: Walters, Richard
  • Instrumentation: High Voice & Piano
  • Format: Sheet Music
  • Pages: 320
  • Contents:

    The Birds (Original Key)

    A Charm of Lullabies op. 41 (in transposition)

    • Cradle Song
    • The Highland Balou
    • Sephestia's Lullaby
    • A Charm
    • The Nurse's Song

    Evening, Morning, Night - Three Songs from 'This Way to the Tomb' (Original Keys)

    • Evening
    • Morning
    • Night

    Fish in the unruffled lakes (original keys)

    • To lie flat on the back
    • Night covers up the rigid land
    • The sun shines down
    • Fish in the unruffled lakes
    • What's in your mind?
    • Underneath the abject willow

    The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, op. 35 (original keys)

    1. IV: "Oh my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned"
    2. XIV: "Batter my heart, three person'd God"
    3. III: "Oh might those sighes and teares return againe"
    4. XIX: "Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one"
    5. XIII: "What if this present were the world's last night?"
    6. XVII: "Since she whom I lov'd hath pay'd her last debt"
    7. VII: "At the round earth's imagined corners"
    8. I: "Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?"
    9. X: "Death be not proud"

    On This Island, op.11 (original keys)

    • Let the florid music praise
    • Now the leaves are falling fast
    • Seascape
    • Nocturne
    • As it is, plenty


    Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, op 61 (original keys)

    • Menschenbeifall
    • Die Heimat
    • Sokrates und Alcibiades
    • Die Jugend
    • Hälfte des Lebens
    • Die Linien des Leben

    Seven Sonnets of Michaelangelo, op. 22 (original keys)

    • XVI: "Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro" ("Just as in pen and ink")
    • XXXI: "A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia" ("To what purpose do I express my intense desire")
    • XXX: "Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume" ("I see through your lovely eyes a sweet light")
    • LV: "Tu sa, ch'io so, signor mie, che tu sai" ("You know that I know, my lord, that you know")
    • XXXVIII: "Rendete agli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume" ("Give back to my eyes, o fountains and rivers")
    • XXXII: "S'un casto amor, s'una pietà superna" ("If there is a chaste love, a heavenly pity")
    • XXIV: "Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede" ("Noble spirit, in whom is reflected")

    Songs from the Chinese, op 58 (transcribed for voice and piano - original keys)

    • The Big Chariot
    • The Old Lute
    • The Autumn Wind
    • The Herd-Boy
    • Depression
    • Dance Song

    Three Songs from 'The Heart of the Matter' (with horn - original keys)

    • Prologue - Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire
    • Song - We are the darkness in the heat of the day
    • Epilogue - So, out of the dark

    Winter Words, op. 52 (original keys)

    • At Day-Close in November
    • Midnight on the Great Western (or, The Journeying Boy)
    • Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
    • The Little Old Table
    • The Choirmaster's Burial (or, The Tenor Man's Story)
    • Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)
    • At the Railway Station, Upway (or, The Convict and Boy with the Violin)
    • Before Life and After

    plus two additional songs originally cut from Winter Words

    • If it's ever spring again
    • The Children and Sir Nameless

    Two Ballads - vocal duets (original keys)

    • Mother Comfort
    • Underneath the abject willow



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