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Old Abram Brown : from Friday Afternoons SSAA and Piano (SSAA) : Britten : SSAA and Piano : # M060014857
Old Abram Brown : from Friday Afternoons SSAA and Piano (SSAA) : Britten : SSAA and Piano : # M060014857


 
Old Abram Brown : from Friday Afternoons SSAA and Piano (SSAA) : Britten : SSAA and Piano : # M060014857

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Old Abram Brown : from Friday Afternoons SSAA and Piano (SSAA) : Britten, : Benjamin Britten : BH Secular Choral Series : SSAA and Piano : Published by Boosey & Hawkes : # M060014857
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Old Abram Brown by : Benjamin Britten


Text: anon. (in 4 parts)

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Difficulty level: 1-2

This set [Friday Afternoons] of mainly unison songs for young voices is a gift for a concert of music for upper voices. It is a substantial work taken as a whole but its individual movements are both short and straightforward in their various challenges. Britten wrote the work for the boys of his brothers preparatory school (age 7-13); Clive House; Prestatyn; in Wales to sing. However he encountered a problem with copyright over the use of the Lone Dog. He therefore wrote Begone; dull care to replace it. When these issues were resolved years later the song was included as an appendix item in the 1994 edition.

The real beauty of these songs is that Britten never writes down for the children. These are art songs in the best sense of the word and mix both dark and light humour with seriousness and romance to create a little world of changing scenes and emotions. The texts are; as always; carefully chosen to give Britten maximum variety of mood and to challenge and encourage the children's interest and involvement. The piano parts carry a lot of the responsibility for the creation of mood and atmosphere and ideally need a pianist of reasonable accomplishment to do them justice. In There was a monkey Britten writes an increasingly challenging part which is very effective in making the charged mood rise to its climax. However; he writes an easier alternative part which can be played if the pianist finds the other too difficult.

The mixture of texts gives Britten wonderful opportunities for word painting. The lively Begone; dull care which opens the work; the nonsense poem of A tragic story where a man wants his pigtail to hang in front so he can see it; the gentle story of the Cuckoo and his progress through the months of the year; the rather sobering story (especially in our post-fox hunting ban days) of the shooting of a fox by a farmer whose geese it has killed; the sublime A New Year's Carol - and so on; leading to the powerful four part canon of Old Abram Brown. These little pieces demonstrate so clearly Brittens genius - his ability to write really good music which is so recog

          PRODUCT INFORMATION

PublisherBoosey & Hawkes
Format SSAA and Piano
Pages8
Length x Width x Height10.5 x 6.75 x 0.019   inches
Shipping Weight0.06 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL48008961
UPC Code73999324099
Voicing DescriptionSSAA
CodeM060014857
1st Publication Date06/2004

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