Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

A Ceremony of Carols (1942)

for high voices and harp

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1942
    • Duration : 23 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 28
    • Dedication : 'For Ursula Nettleship'
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      James, John and Robert Wedderburn, Robert Southwell, William Cornish et anonyme

Detailed formation
  • children's choir, 1 harp

Creation information

  • Date : 5 December 1942
    Location :

    Norwich Castle


    Performers :

    The Fleet Street Choir, Gwendolen Mason, direction : T. B. Lawrence.

Table of contents

  1. Procession
  2. Wolcum Yole! (Anon.)
  3. There is no rose (Anon.)
  4. a) That yougë child (Anon.) ; b) Balulalow (James, John et Robert Wedderburn)
  5. As dew in Aprille (Anon.)
  6. This little Babe (Southwell)
  7. Interlude (pour harpe)
  8. In freezing winter night (Cornish)
  9. Spring Carol (Anon.)
  10. Recession