Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (1946)

pour voix aiguë et piano

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1946 - 19 aug 1946
    • Duration : 26 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 35
    • Dedication : 'For Peter'
Detailed formation
  • 1 ténor solo [ou soprano] , 1 piano

Creation information

  • Date : 22 November 1946
    Location :

    Londres, Wigmore Hall


    Performers :

    Peter Pears et Benjamin Britten.

Table of contents

  1. O my blacke Soule
  2. Batter my heart
  3. O might thoses sighes and teares
  4. Oh, to vex me
  5. What if this present
  6. Since she whom I loved
  7. At the round earth's imagined corners
  8. Thou Hast made me
  9. Death, be not proud