Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Praise We Great Men (1976)

for soloists, choir and orchestra, unfinished work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1976
    • Duration : 7 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Edith Stitwell

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo contralto, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo bass voice
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones [ou 1] , 2 percussionists, 1 timpani, 1 harp, 1 piano, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 11 August 1985
    Location :

    Snape Maltings


    Performers :

    Marie McLaughlin, Heather Harper, Phillip Langridge, Richard Jackson, chœur et orchestre philharmonique, direction : Mstislav Rostropovich.

Observations

Fragment inachevé edité pour le concert par Colin Matthews.