Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia

Recorded October 2014 at Dunbar Heights United Church

Written on an ocean crossing during WWII, Britten's classic tripartite work extols the virtues of the patron saint of music, Cecilia, upon whose feast day Britten was born. The text, by W.H. Auden displays the characteristics of a typical ode, with an opening invocation of Cecilia. After a second movement which is seemingly playful and naïve, the final movement presents veiled mourning of the casualties of war before the recap of the opening material.

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Joanna Dundas
Jane Long
Siri Olesen
Melanie Adams
Katherine Evans
Karen Mang
Ian Bannerman
Erik Kallo
Clinton Stoffberg
Jacob Gramit
Steve Maddock
Shane Raman

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