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Benjamin Britten

Spring Symphony: The Driving Boy (1949)


Plays: 5420


for soprano, alto and tenor soloists, chorus, boys' choir, and orchestra
The Driving Boy (opening)
Duration: 00 mins 43 secs
Boys from Emanuel School/Royal Opera House Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
(p) and (c) Decca Classics
Decca 475 6040

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Text heard on Sample:
When as the rye reach to the chin,
And chop-cherry ripe within,
Strawberries swimming in the cream,
And schoolboys playing in the stream,
Then oh, then my true love said,
Till that time come again
She could not live a maid.

John Clare

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