The five Canticles span more than a quarter century of Benjamin Britten's life. These marvellously vivid, intensely dramatic works are based on a wide range of literary sources that held deep spiritual and religious meaning for the composer. An extraordinary ensemble of musicians present all five works, in words and music.
Canticle I: My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His
Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac
Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
Canticle IV: The Journey of the Magi
Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus
70 minutes (no interval)
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Peter Espenhahn.
*Marcus Farnsworth steps in for George Humphreys who is indisposed.