Hymn to St Cecilia

Benjamin Britten

Hymn to St Cecilia

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About this work...

The early '40s were a difficult time for Benjamin Britten, whose pacifist ideals led to an uneasy relationship with a British public fired with passion and fighting spirit in the face of World War II. Partly to provide comfort for his fellow Britons and partly to salve his own troubled conscience, Britten produced a va... read more