A Boy was Born

Benjamin Britten

A Boy was Born

Op. 3

About this work...

Besides being a remarkable choral work by any standards (let alone that of a 19-year-old) this half-hour work sees the beginning of many later trends in Britten's career. Foremost, it is his first major work for voices, appearing during a decade in which his chief interest was instrumental and orchestral music. Secondl...