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Benjamin Britten

Spring Symphony: Finale (1949)


Plays: 5512


for soprano, alto and tenor soloists, chorus, boys' choir, and orchestra
Finale (conclusion)
Duration: 02 mins 32 secs
Boys from Emanuel School/London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/George Malcolm
(p) and (c) Decca Classics
Decca 475 6040

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Text heard on Sample:
...Soomer is icoomen in,
Loode sing cuckoo.
Groweth sayd and bloweth mayd
And springth the woode new,
Sing cuckoo;
Awe blaytheth after lamb,
Lowth after calve coo;
Bullock stairteth, booke vairteth,
Mirry sing cuckoo,
Well singes thoo, cuckoo.

Which to prolong,
God save our king,
and send his country peace,
And root out treason from the land!
and so, my friends, I cease.

Trad / Beaumont and Fletcher

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