Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Crown of the Year (1958)

cantata for choir and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1958
    • Duration: 28 mn
    • Publisher: Schott
    • Commission: Eric Walter White pour la célébration du centenaire de Badminton School, Bristol, 1958
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Christopher Fry.

Detailed formation
  • mixed choir, flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, violin, second violin, viola, cello, percussionist, handbell, piano

Premiere information

  • Date: 25 July 1958

    Royaume-Uni, Bristol, Badminton School


    Badminton School Choir and Ensemble, direction : Sir Michael Tippett.

Table of contents

Prelude: Spring
Hush, Nightingale
Prelude: Summer
Summer has a Heart of Drums
Prelude: Autumn
Victoria Rules an Autumn Land
Prelude: Winter
Hurl of the Wind