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 subsequent song “Yif of luve can” If I know of lovetransfers this somber mood to the sacred realm in its stirring reflection on the Passion at the cross; the sopranos are the voice of devotion here, with crystalline lines hovering spirit-like above the rest of the ensemble. This article about a classical composition is a stub.

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Also written in Submitted by Emily Ezust [ Administrator ] 8. The cold water of the— The cold water of the— Good was her drink. Lenten is come [ sung text checked 1 time ] Language: Then I shall pass From brotten to floor, From floor to shroud, From shroud to bier, From bier to grave, And the grave will be closed up.


The moon sends out her xnd, So does the fair, bright sun, When birds sing gloriously.

It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. What was her bower? The rede rose and the lilye flour. Leave an Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Sainte Marye, Christes bur Maidenes clenhad, moderes flur, Dilie min sinne, rix in min mod, Bring me to winne with the self God. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world brtiten music. The red rose and the— The red rose and the— Good was her bower.

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Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8) for SSATB chorus, Op. 91

Yef me shall wonte wille of on, This wunne wele I wole forgon, And wiht in wode be fleme. Thanne I schel flutte, From bedde to flore, From flore to here, From here to bere, From bere to putte, And the putt fordut. The strophic, folksy, homophonic “Carol” is followed by another Passion poem, “Ye sacre pasen by,” the latter characterized by sparse but elegant elaborations on stepwise descending and ascending lines.

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Sacred & Profane (SSATB)

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Sacred and ProfaneOp. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Sainte Marye, Christes bur, Maidenes clenhad, moderes flur, Dilie min sinne, rix in min mod, Bring me to winne with the self God. 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.

Benjamin Britten – Sacred & Profane (SSATB)

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Britten conveys each of these images with his characteristically clever pictorial panache.

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Each of its lines describes, in sometimes grotesque physiological detail, the last moments of mortality. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain. Email required Address never made public. Your gift is greatly appreciated. Retrieved from ” https: