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King Arthur

by Benjamin Britten

Part of the Faber Brass Band Series Series

King Arthur Synopsis

King Arthur (scenes from a radio drama) was the first of 28 scores Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) composed for radio between 1937 and 1947. It was an ambitious dramatisation of King Arthur's life and times - part pageant, part play, part cantata - written by D.G. Bridson. This colourful suite incorporates the Introduction, a dramatic Wild Dance, some of the music underscoring the scenes for Galahad and The Holy Grail, and two vivid battle scenes, ending with The Final Battle and Apotheosis.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571572083
Publication date: 28th March 2018
Author: Benjamin Britten
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Format: Sheet music
Pagination: 72 pages
Categories: Brass band, military music & marches,

About Benjamin Britten

Several decades after his death, we have a more complete picture of Benjamin Britten as a composer than during his lifetime. Works from his youth and works that he suppressed have been played and published; the late music can now be seen as a distinct phase, in some ways as forward looking and as influential as Stravinsky's. Above all, Britten's central place in the history of 20th-century music seems more and more assured. He is one of very few composers born in the last century whose whole output - from operas to solo pieces - has gained a secure place ...

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