Men of Goodwill - Variations on a Christmas Carol (God rest ye merry, gentlemen)

(1947)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
Orchestra
Duration
8
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
2.picc.2.2.2 - 4231 - timp - perc(2): cyms/susp.cym/SD/TD/BD/xyl - harp - strings
First Performance
25.12.47, BBC Radio: London Symphony Orchestra/Walter Goehr
Availability

Score 0-571-50620-8 on sale, parts for hire

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'Men of Goodwill' reviews

'...a shrewd and entertaining concert-piece, the five variations consisting of a spirited jug, a seductive andantino cast in the form of a slow, opulently lyrical waltz, a rustic dance, pompous little march and rhetorical finale. Expertly scores, as one would expect, and written in his lightest vein...' Robert Henderson, The Daily Telegraph, 9 February 1982 Read more

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