Curlew River: A Parable for Church Performance, Opus 71

Curlew River: A Parable for Church Performance, Opus 71

By Benjamin Britten Choral Libretto Item: 12-0571500943
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Curlew River---A Parable for Church Performance (Op. 71) is the first of three Church Parables by Benjamin Britten. The work is based on the Japanese Noh play Sumidagawa (Sumida River) of Juro Motomasa (1395--1431), which Britten saw during a visit to Japan and the Far East in early 1956. Beyond the Noh source dramatic material, Britten incorporated elements of Noh treatment of theatrical time into this composition.


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Series: Faber Edition
Composed by: Benjamin Britten
Ensemble: Choir
Format: Libretto
Item Number: 12-0571500943
ISBN 10: 0-571-50094-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-50094-9
UPC: 571500943000

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