Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Canticle II (1952)

Abraham and Isaac, for contralto, tenor and piano

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1952
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 51
    • Dedication : 'For Kalthleen Ferrier and Peter Pears'
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      tiré du Chester Miracle Play

Detailed formation
  • 1 solo contralto, 1 solo tenor, 1 piano

Premiere information

  • Date : 20 January 1952
    Location :

    Nottingham


    Performers :

    Kalthleen Ferrier, Peter Pears et Benjamin Britten.