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Unpredictable but providential

composer
1992; revised in 2007
author of text

 
This piece is a take on those Elizabethan bird song pieces, with their ‘jug-jug, peewit’ refrains. The subtitle is ‘the arrival of a few summer migrants,’ and the text is a list of birds interspersed with a few words by Auden—‘Spring with its thrusting leaves and its jargling birds is here again’ (jargling is an archaic word often used to describe the sound of bells ringing). The music attempts, not too seriously, to imitate the songs of birds such as the spotted fly-catcher and the corncrake, in the latter case using a comb as a percussion instrument. The piece was commissioned by the Britten Singers for their inaugural concert in April 1991, and is dedicated to their conductor Stephen Wilkinson.

from notes by Judith Bingham © 2009

Recordings

Bingham: Remoter worlds & other choral works
SIGCD144Download only

Details

Track 13 on SIGCD144 [3'35] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD144 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-08-14413
Duration
3'35
Recording date
1 February 2008
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Michael Emery
Recording engineer
Marvin Ware
Hyperion usage
  1. Bingham: Remoter worlds & other choral works (SIGCD144)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2008
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