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Deus in adiutorium meum

composer
This Way to the Tomb
author of text
Psalm 69 (70); 2

 
From 1934 to 1939 incidental music for films and radio plays were significant in Britten’s early development of certain creative disciplines. At the end of the war the composer again interested himself in incidental music, collaborating with Ronald Duncan in the latter’s This Way to the Tomb (1945). (It was the same author who, at about the same time, adapted André Obey’s treatment of the Lucretia legend for the chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia.) This Way to the Tomb is divided into two parts, Masque and Antimasque, and whilst the Antimasque has been described as satirical to a point of amiable banality, the music for the Masque is all vocal, much of it choral, and includes the setting, here recorded, of Psalm 70, ‘Deus in adjutorium meum …’, for unaccompanied voices.

from notes by Peter Lamb 1986

Recordings

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
CDA66220

Details

Track 19 on CDA66220 [6'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66220 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-22019
Duration
6'15
Recording date
27 June 1986
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (CDA66220)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: January 1987
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