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This way to the tomb

First line:
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
completed October 1945; incidental music to the 'masque and anti-masque'; first published in 1988
author of text

The triptych ‘Evening’, ‘Morning’ and ‘Night’ (first published in 1988) originally formed part of the incidental music Britten composed in 1945 for the Masque and Anti-Masque of This Way to the Tomb, a play by Ronald Duncan, who in the following year went on to provide the libretto for Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia.

from notes by Arnold Cooke © 2010

À l’origine, le triptyque «Evening», «Morning» et «Night» (paru pour la première fois en 1988) faisait partie de la musique de scène que Britten composa en 1945 pour le Masque et l’Anti-Masque de This Way to the Tomb, une pièce de Ronald Duncan—lequel lui fournira, l’année suivante, le livret de son opéra The Rape of Lucretia.

extrait des notes rédigées par Mervyn Cooke © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Das zuerst 1988 veröffentlichte Triptychon von „Evening“, „Morning“ und „Night“ gehörte ursprünglich zu der von Britten 1945 komponierten Zwischenmusik für die Masque und Anti-Masque des Theaterstücks This Way to the Tomb von Ronald Duncan, der im folgenden Jahr das Libretto für Brittens Oper The Rape of Lucretia lieferte.

aus dem Begleittext von Mervyn Cooke © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber


Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs


No 1: Evening  The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
Track 26 on CDA67778 [1'45]
Track 4 on CDA66823 [1'41]
No 2: Morning
Track 27 on CDA67778 [1'06]
Track 5 on CDA66823 [1'05]
No 3: Night
Track 28 on CDA67778 [1'44]
Track 6 on CDA66823 [1'40]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67778 track 28

Recording date
13 December 2008
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake (CDA67778)
    Disc 1 Track 28
    Release date: June 2010
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