Program: English voices: Purcell / Britten

Time regained

Britten wrote in 1971: “It was only when I first encountered Purcell’s music that I understood the vividness and genius with which words could be exalted by music”.

This programme tells the story of this encounter.  Throughout his life, both as composer and performer, Britten strove to put Purcell on the pinnacle he occupies today in the pantheon of the Golden Age of English music.


Programme :

Benjamin Britten  A Ceremony of Carols, for female voices and harp

Henry Purcell  Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary

Henry Purcell  Choral motets (Remember not our offenses; Hear my prayer;  Lord, how long wilt thou be angry; Clap your hands)

Benjamin Britten  Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, seven choral pieces


A spatialised programme

Ensemble Aedes

Mathieu Romano, conductor


1 hour, 20 minutes with interval

18 singers

1 chamber organ

4 trumpets

1 drum

1 harp

1 conductor


Sales price and programme : please contact Elisa Bresset - - +33 6 60 62 99 14

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