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Curlew River -- A Parable for Church Performance, Op. 71

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By Benjamin Britten

Curlew River -- A Parable for Church Performance, Op. 71
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Full Score. Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Choral (Sacred); Choral Worship Cantata; Larger Works; Masterworks; Score; Worship Resources. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork; Sacred. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571507204).

Item Number: AP.12-0571507204
ISBN 0571507204. 20th Century; Masterwork; Sacred.

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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