Noye's Fludde: op.59; The Golden Vanity : op.78

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Title: Noye's Fludde: op.59; The Golden Vanity : op.78
Otros títulos: The Chester Miracle Play set to music
A vaudeville for boys and piano after the old English ballad
El Diluvio de Noé; op.59.
La Vanidad de Oro: op.78
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Benjamin Britten; Owen Brannigan; Sheila Rex
Código CDU: Bri.02
Forma Musical: Operas; Mysteries and miracle-plays, English; Operas - Juvenile.
Abstract: Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) is an early 15th century mystery play from the Chester Mystery Cycle. It was set to music by Benjamin Britten in 1957 based on an edition by Alfred W. Pollard. Britten's opera, opus number 59, is written to be performed in a church or a large hall — but not in a theatre (Britten's request) — by a cast primarily of amateurs. The orchestra calls for a small concertino ensemble of professionals consisting of string quintet, recorder, piano (four hands), organ, and timpani. The amateur ripieno orchestra calls for strings, recorders, bugles, hand-bells, and percussion. The audience, which Britten refers to as the "congregation", is invited to join in by singing along in the three hymns inserted into the original text. The first performance was on 18 June 1958 in Orford Church, Suffolk, as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, with the English Opera Group and a local cast. Noye's Fludde opens with the congregation singing "Lord Jesus, think on me" as Noye enters. The ...


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