Collected Songs of Benjamin Britten (60 Songs) Medium/Low Voice All (Song Cycles pub. by Boosey) (HL-48019419)

Collected Songs of Benjamin Britten (60 Songs) Medium/Low Voice All (Song Cycles pub. by Boosey)
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Collected Songs
Medium/Low Voice (60 Songs)
Series: Boosey & Hawkes Voice
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Editor: Richard Walters

60 songs, with extensive historical introductory notes. Includes all art songs originally composed for voice and piano published by Boosey & Hawkes. (Faber and Oxford publications are not included, i.e. Tit for Tat, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, etc). The content (almost) the same for the High Voice and Medium/Low Voice volumes, with newly published transpositions as necessary. (Three Songs from the Heart of the Matter are not included in the Medium Low collection). Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings is also not included even though a Boosey publication.


The Birds (Transposed a whole step lower)

• A Charm of Lullabies (5 songs - Original Keys)

• Evening, Morning, Night (3 Songs - Original Keys)

• Fish in the Unruffled Lakes (6 songs - minor 3rd lower except for the title song, Fish in the Unruffled Lakes transposed down an Augmented 2nd)

• The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (8 songs - Transposed down mostly a minor 3rd except for the last song, Death, be not proud transposed down an Augmented 2nd)

• On This Island (5 songs - Transposed down a minor 3rd except for 4. Nocturne transposed down an Augmented 2nd)

• Sechs Hölderlin Fragmente (6 songs - Transposed down a minor 3rd)

• Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (Transposed down a minor 3rd)

• Songs from the Chinese (6 songs, transcribed for voice and piano - Transposed down a Major 2nd)

• (NOT INCLUDED in this volume:Three Songs from The Heart of the Matter (with horn))

• Winter Words (8 songs plus 2 songs cut from the cycle - Transposed down a minor 3rd)

• Two Ballads (duets) Original keys only in both volumes.

Contents by individual title:

Proud Songsters
As Its Is, Plenty
At Day-Close In November
At The Railway Station, Upway
At The Round Earth's Imagined Corners
The Autumn Wind
Batter My Heart
Before Life And After
The Big Chariot
The Birds
A Charm
The Children And Sir Nameless
The Choirmaster's Burial
A Cradle Song
Dance Song
Death, Be Not Proud
Die Heimat
Die Jugend
Die Linien des Lebens
Fish In The Unruffled Lakes
Halfte des Lebens
The Herd-Boy
The Highland Balou
If It's Ever Spring Again
Let The Florid Music Praise!
The Little Old Table
Midnight At The Great Western
Mother Comfort
Night Covers Up The Rigid Land
Now The Leaves Are Falling Fast
The Nurse's Song
O Might Those Sighes And Teares
Oh My Blacke Soule!
Oh, To Vex Me
The Old Lute
Sephestia's Lullaby
Since She Whom I Loved
Sokrates und Alcibiades
Sonetto LV
Sonetto XVI
Sonetto XXIV
Sonetto XXX
Sonetto XXXI
Sonetto XXXII
The Sun Shines Down
Thou Hast Made Me
To Lie Flat On The Back
Underneath The Abject Willow (solo version)
Underneath The Abject Willow
Wagtail And Baby
What If This Present
What's In Your Mind?


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