Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Henry Purcell: Suite of Songs (1946)

transcribed for high voice and orchestra, with Peter Pears


arrangement

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1946
    • Duration : 13 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes, 1956
Detailed formation
  • 2 solo tenors [ou soprano] , 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 bassoon, 1 trumpet, 1 strings

Creation information

Table of contents

  • Let sullen discord smile
  • Why should men quarrel?
  • So when the glittering Queen of Night
  • Thou tun'st this word
  • 'Tis holiday — sound frame that brazen trumpet