The Benjamin Britten Centenary: New Choral Editions

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By Philip Brunelle, IFCM Vice President, VocalEssence Founder & Artistic Director

 

The year 2013 marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, and for a greater part of the composer’s career Boosey & Hawkes was his publisher.  A number of Britten choral works have gratifyingly either been re-issued or made available for the first time – each with historical preface and new music engravings.

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Hal Leonard is exclusive distributor of Boosey & Hawkes publications for North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.  Schott is exclusive distributor of Boosey & Hawkes publications for Europe, Asia and Africa.  These new publications were created and printed at Hal Leonard/USA but can be imported by Schott.

 

SATB

  • Canone ed Ostinato and Corale con Canto (from Cantata academica, Carmen basiliense)
    SATB and piano reduction.  Never before available separately.  (48021234)
  • Festival Te Deum
    SATB and organ.  Replaces existing edition.  (48021233)
  • God moves in a mysterious way (from Saint Nicolas)
    SATB and piano reduction.  Never before available separately.  (48021285)
  • The Holly and the Ivy
    SATB a cappella.  Replaces existing edition.  (48008925)
  • Hymn to St. Cecilia
    SSATB with solos a cappella.  Replaces existing edition.   (48008930)
  • A Hymn to the Virgin
    SATB double chorus a cappella.  Replaces existing edition.  (48021230)
  • The Morning Star (from Spring Symphony)
    SATB and piano reduction.  Never before available separately.  (48022502)
  • Rejoice in the Lamb
    SATB solos, SATB chorus and organ.  Replaces existing edition.  (48008987)
  • Two Part-Songs:  I lov’d a lass & Lift Boy
    SATB and piano.  Both in one publication.  (48022504)

SSA

  • Missa Brevis in D
    SSA and organ.  Replaces existing edition.  (48022501)
  • Now until the break of day (Finale from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
    SSA and soprano solo.  New choral transcription.  
  • A Ceremony of Carols
    Each movement now available separately with historical preface.

 

UNISON

  • Fancie
    Unison and piano.  Replaces existing edition.  (48022498)

 

TBB

  • The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
    TBB and piano.  Replaces existing edition.  (48021286)

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