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Britten, Benjamin - Collected Songs (High)

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All 63 of the Art Songs that Britten composed for Voice & Piano and that were published by Boosey & Hawkes.

NB The collected folksongs are in another edition.

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Contents:

  - The Birds


  - A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41:
  - A 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):
  - Evening
  - Morning
  - Night


  - - Fish in the unruffled lakes:
  - 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:
  - Oh my black Soule!
  - Batter my heart
  - O might those sighes and teares
  - Oh, to vex me
  - What if this present
  - Since she whom I loved
  - At the round earth's imagined corners
  - Thou hast made me
  - Death, be not proud


  - - On This Island, Op. 11:
  - Let the florid music praise!
  - Now the leaves are falling fast
  - Seascape
  - Nocturne
  - As it is, plenty


  - - Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Op. 61:
  - Menschenbeifall
  - Die Heimat
  - Sokrates und Alcibiades
  - Die Jugend
  - Hälfte des Lebens
  - Die Linien des Lebens


  - - Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22:
  - Sonetto XVI: Sì come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
  - Sonetto XXXI: A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia
  - Sonetto XXX: Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume
  - Sonetto LV: Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai
  - Sonetto XXXVIII: Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume
  - Sonetto XXXII: S'un casto amor, s'una pietà supena
  - Sonetto XXIV: Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede


  - - Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 (transcribed for voice and piano):
  - The Big Chariot
  - The Old Lute
  - The Autumn Wind
  - The Herd-Boy
  - Depression
  - Dance Song


  - - Three Songs from The Heart of the Matter:
  - 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")
  - (Horn Part)


  - - Winter Words, Op. 52:
  - At day-close in November
  - Midnight on the Great Western
  - Wagtail and Baby
  - The little old table
  - The Choirmaster's Burial
  - Proud Songsters
  - At the Railway Station, Upway
  - Before Life and After


  - - (Cut from Winter Words):
  - If it's ever spring again
  - The Children and Sir Nameless


  - - Two Ballads (duet):
  - Mother Comfort
  - Underneath the abject willow

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