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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What was her drink? Oc nu necheth windes blast And weder szcred Ey! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Much sorrow I live with For the sacrsd of creatures alive. Away is huere winter wo When woderofe springeth.

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Sacred and Profaneop. A Hymn to the Virgin. 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.

What was hire dring? The primrose and the violet. Britten is deliberately writing for this virtuoso ensemble, and there are surprising examples of close harmony that become much more evident to the ear.

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The rose raileth hire rode, The leves on the lighte wode Waxen all with wille. Lenten is come [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: The mone mandeth hire ble, The lilye is lossom to se, The fennel and the fille.

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Oc nu necheth windes blast, And weder strong. The rede rose and the — The rede rose and the — Welle was hire bowr. Yef me shall wonte wille of on, This wunne wele I wole forgon, And wiht in wode be fleme. But now the blast of the wind draws nigh, And severe weather. Sacred and Profane proved to be the last choral work for professionals which Britten was to complete, although he went on to compose the Welcome Ode for amateurs in and left the score of a Sitwell setting for choir and orchestra Praise we great men unfinished on his death.

The moon sends out her light, So does the fair, bright sun, When birds sing gloriously. Sainte Marye, Christes bur Maidenes clenhad, moderes flur, Dilie min sinne, rix in min mod, Bring me to winne with the self God. This fowles singeth ferly fele, And wliteth on huere wynne wele, That all the wode ringeth.

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