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Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings


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Song‐cycle by Britten, Op.31, being prol. and epilogue (for unacc. hn.) enclosing 6 settings of poems on theme of evening: 1. Pastoral (Cotton), 2. Nocturne (Tennyson), 3. Elegy (Blake), 4. Lyke‐Wake Dirge (Anon.), 5. Hymn (Jonson), and 6. Sonnet (Keats). F.p. London 1943 (Pears, D. Brain, cond. W. Goehr). A discarded setting of Tennyson's Now sleeps the crimson petal, ed. by C. Matthews, was f.p. in 1987 and pubd.

1. Pastoral (Cotton), 2. Nocturne (Tennyson), 3. Elegy (Blake), 4. Lyke‐Wake Dirge (Anon.), 5. Hymn (Jonson), and 6. Sonnet (Keats). F.p. London 1943 (Pears, D. Brain, cond. W. Goehr). A discarded setting of Tennyson's Now sleeps the crimson petal, ed. by C. Matthews, was f.p. in 1987 and pubd.

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