Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as nicholas the wonderworker. Translation of the relics of saint nicholas from myra to. Living in aldeburgh for the rest of his life, and founding the aldeburgh festival in 1948, he was established as a national figure securely rooted in suffolk. Edward benjamin britten, baron britten of aldeburgh, om ch 22 november 19 4 december 1976 was an english composer, conductor, and pianist. For old julian calendar churches, may 9 falls on may 22 of the new gregorian calendar.
Nicolass association with boys and merchants made him the perfect choice of subject when, in 1948, lancing college celebrated its centenary and asked benjamin britten to write something specially for the occasion. This work demonstrates to me brittens generosity of spirit and his natural feeling for enriching the repertoire at all levels of attainment. Loop ab end loop in 2019 cd baby deleted all cyberbass titles from their mp3 catalog. The real story unveils a portrait of a man who turns out to be far more interesting that the fable that rose up around him. In 1991 the underdog inventor came second against the biggest and richest manufacturers in the world. Introducing the choirs new recording of benjamin britten s cantata saint nicolas, composed for the centenary of lancing college and recorded to mark the 100th anniversary of the composers birth. Also included are rejoice in the lamb and the ever popular hymn to st cecilia the patron saint of music whose. He began composing prolifically as a child, and in 1927 began private lessons with frank bridge. St nicholas relics at this time remained in his city of myra. Britten saint nicolas download kings college recordings. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Britten backyard visionary in the late 1980s, kiwi john britten developed and built a revolutionary racing motorcycle. Britten was born on 22nd november 19 in lowestoft in suffolk, the son of a dentist and a talented amateur musician.
Britten was commissioned to write it for the rededication of coventry cathedral, which was destroyed during the second world war. Saint nicholas 2706 december 343, or nikolaos of myra, was the bishop of myra he was born in the greek colony of patara, in asia minor. Here is a clickable table of the available midi files for this work. Benjamin brittens war requiem brittens response to the collective bloodshed of the 20th century remains as vital and visceral as it was when his requiem premiered more than 50. The choral music of benjamin britten hal leonard online. Benjamin brittens choral masterpiece is featured alongside rejoice in the lamb and the hymn to st cecilia.
These were dedicated to him brittens birthday fell on st cecilias day, 22 november, but he found himself unable to complete the work. Saint nicolas, op 42 hyperion records cds, mp3 and. He inspired several musical works, including benjamin britten s 1948 st. He pursued his dream all the way to daytona international speedway in florida. Nicholas and the three pickled boys was popularized in this century by the composer benjamin britten in his wellknown cantata st. Myra is near antalya, in modernday turkey in the 11th century, his remains were taken to bari, italy, to save them from. Extract from st nicolas by benjamin britten youtube. If there is no service currently streaming, we invite you to check out a prerecorded prior service on our youtube channel or one of our many videos on orthodoxy in the online learning section. Oct 21, 20 the choir of kings college, cambridge under conductor stephen cleobury presents brittens enchanting choral masterpiece, saint nicolas, with hymn to st cecilia and rejoice in the lamb, celebrating 100 years since benjamin brittens birth. Peter pears, a onetime pupil of the college, probably. Jacqueline shaves lean, spiky account of the violin obbligato in the introduction sets a tensely expectant atmosphere, and its clear from the summoning of the saint that stephen cleobury has the choral forces sharply focused, and attentive to brittens dynamic stipulations. Saint nicolas, hymn to saint cecilia import corydon singers. The bishops robe, the mitre, and the cross of gold. Britten suggests that the gallery choir sopranos and altos has its own conductor which helps.
Saint nicholas bio, facts, family famous birthdays. Edward benjamin britten, baron britten of aldeburgh, om 191976 was a british composer, conductor, and pianist. The work can also be sung by almost any fairsized choir, and can be very effective with a large group. The choir and orchestra are fine and executed the piece reasonably well, but the dramatic flare id hoped to find is missing. Join facebook to connect with nicholas britten and others you may know. These works are also probably still under in the u. This work demonstrates to me britten s generosity of spirit and his natural feeling for enriching the repertoire at all levels of attainment. Nov 10, 2014 nicolas is thrown into prison from the 1976 production by thames television of benjamin britten s cantata st nicolas, with ian partridge in the title role. Introduction our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear. However, a priest in the italian city of bari soon beheld a vision in which nicholas appeared and informed him that he did not wish to remain in a city as barren as the defeated.
Britten backyard visionary television nz on screen. Saint nicolas, a ceremony of carols 2003 1995 remaster artists credits. These were dedicated to him britten s birthday fell on st cecilias day, 22 november, but he found himself unable to complete the work. Straight from our cathedral, view our current service in real time. Nicholas was probably long overdue before this was issued. Benjamin britten was born in lowestoft, suffolk, on the east coast of england, on 22 november 19. Recently, my eleven year old son was fortunate enough to participate in the childrens choir for a presentation of the st. The artist behind the voice takes complete possession of the music philadelphia inquirer.
For forty years our nicolas, our prince of men, our shepherd and. Nov 21, 2014 beschreibungbenjamin britten saint nicolas a cantata i. Rolfejohnsons sensitive and artfully and deftly phrased performance would give listeners enough reason to check out this. Join facebook to connect with nick britten and others you may know. Saint nicolas cantata by benjamin britten happy feast of st. Writing specifically for the resources available to him on this occasion, britten scored the piece for mixed choir, tenor soloist, strings, piano duet, organ and percussion. Sponsored links outside companies pay to advertise via these links when specific phrases and words are searched. Beschreibungbenjamin britten saint nicolas a cantata i.
Britten had always felt more at ease with young people than adults instanced as early as 1935 in his school songbook friday afternoons. The departure from america coincided with brittens final severance from audens influence, but just before he left he began work on a setting of audens three poems a song to st cecilia. This cd is one of the few available recordings of britten s st. As part of this years celebration of the centenary of benjamin britten s birth, the choir of kings college, cambridge under conductor stephen cleobury presents britten s enchanting choral masterpiece saint nicolas, coupled with the hymn to st. Learn to sing britten st nicolas, rehearse your satb voice part learning your voice part soprano, alto, tenor, bass in britten s st nicolas does require you to dedicate some time to ensure you know the notes you are singing so you will sing with confidence and really enjoy fully contributing to your choir. Pretty funny girl podcast youtube power hour podcast. The choir of kings college, cambridge under conductor stephen cleobury presents britten s enchanting choral masterpiece, saint nicolas, with hymn to st cecilia and rejoice in the lamb, celebrating 100 years since benjamin britten s birth. Soprano i introduction ii the birth of nicolas iv he journeys to palestine v nicolas. Choral works such as the cantata st nicholas 1948 and the spring symphony 1949 resulted in his music being taken up by local choral societies. Mark wilson, the worlds leading expert on the early church in turkey and director of the asia minor research center. Writing specifically for the resources available to him on this occasion, britten scored the piece for mixed choir. Introduction our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear 2.
Interspersing the latin mass of the dead with texts by war poet wilfred owen he created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the. The choir of king s college, cambridge under conductor stephen cleobury presents britten s enchanting choral masterpiece saint nicolas, with hymn to st cecilia and rejoice in the lamb, celebrating 100 years since benjamin britten s birth. But from now on there was to be a spate of operas, cantatas and church music primarily for young participants and listeners. The translation of the relics of saint nicholas from myra to bari is a religious and folk holiday among the east slavs and, to a lesser extent, the south slavs and eastern romance peoples. Saint nicolas op benjamin britten words by eric crozier. The departure from america coincided with britten s final severance from audens influence, but just before he left he began work on a setting of audens three poems a song to st cecilia. Britten, benjamin all original works compositions and arrangements of this person are still under in canada, the eu, japan and elsewhere and are thus subject to immediate deletion. It covers the legendary life of saint nicholas, bishop of myra, lycia, in a dramatic sequence of events. Saint nicolas, a ceremony of carols, an album by benjamin britten, choir of kings college, cambridge, sir david willcocks, academy of st. Benjamin britten saint nicholas, cantata for tenor. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Youtube, youtube channel, video marketing, youtuber, igtv, erika vieira, video, instagram hatecast clint taylor rosso ardente 003 kya3g5 radio stations how to fix the music business. Backyard visionary documents the maverick motorcycle designer as he and his crew. Although he was already composing vigorously as a child, he nonetheless felt the importance of some solid guidance and in 1928 turned to the composer frank bridge.
The youtube symphony orchestra 2011 performs young persons guide by benjamin britten at the grand finale concert. This particular recording of the war requiem by bejamin britten is notable for a number of reasons. The cantata, saint nicolas, written in 1948 by benjamin britten, presents legendary incidents in the life of nicolas, patron saint of children, seamen, and travelers. Saint nicholas of myra traditionally 15 march 270 6 december 343, also known as nicholas of bari, was an early christian bishop of the ancient greek maritime city of myra in asia minor ancient greek. Benjamin britten wrote the cantata saint nicolas in 1948 for the centennial celebrations of lancing college in sussex. It covers the legendary life of saint nicholas, bishop of myra, lycia, in. Britten himself was the conductor, and took painstaking care to ensure that the recording process captured his music as accurately as possible. As choral music specialists we stock all editions of brittens st nicolas, and provide. Nicholas cantata written by benjamin britten text by eric crozier. Alexei cominos ascended the throne of the byzantine empire in 1081, in which year asia minor suffered various attacks and threats of barbarian invasion. Life of st nicholas the wonderworker orthochristian. Though usually known only for his work of charity in giving dowry money to a peasant so his daughters could be married and from that giftgiving the figure of santa claus eventually appeared, st. Saint nicholas, cantata for tenor, choruses, and large ensemble, op.965 878 412 1149 1421 484 876 559 1129 1188 480 615 273 290 1396 513 1005 684 634 992 732 914 658 890 36 119 480 540 145 226 131 852