Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Monody for Corpus Christi (1959)

for soprano, flute, violin and horn

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1959
    • Duration: 12 mn
    • Publisher: Universal Edition
    • Libretto (details, author):

      noël anglais : The Faucon hath borne my make away et berceuse de James, John et Robert Wedderburn : O my deare hert, young Jesu sweit

Detailed formation
  • soloist: solo soprano
  • flute, horn, violin

Premiere information

  • Date: 5 April 1960

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Festival Hall


    Dorothy Dorow : soprano, New Music Ensemble, direction : John Carewe.