Catalogue No: M060096457
ISMN: 9790060096457
Shop Product Code: 1687694
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Department: Vocal & Opera - Vocal Collections - High Voices

Instrumentation: narrator, tenor voice, horn and piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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The Heart of the Matter is a sequence of music by Britten and readings, featuring the poems of Edith Sitwell. This publication contains the score and horn part of the three songs posthumously published in 1994 (Prologue, Song and Epilogue), together with a full historical note by Philip Reed and details of the Sitwell readings required for the performance of the full sequence. The sequence is built around Britten’s Canticle III, "Still Falls the Rain," for tenor, horn and piano (1954), published by Boosey & Hawkes (979-0-060-01409-3) and available here


Contents and Reviews

  • 1. Prologue
  • 2. Song
  • 3. Epilogue