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Britten, Benjamin: Peter Grimes op. 33 - Passacaglia op. 33b (1945) 7'


for orchestra

Scoring
2(=picc).2.2.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(2):gong/cyms/tam-t/BD/SD/tamb/ TD-harp-cel-strings
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Repertoire Note  
Anyone who has visited the coastline around Aldeburgh will recognize the uncanny certainty with which Britten has captured that land- and seascape in his Four Sea Interludes, one of the great portrayals of the sea in all music. The turbulent Passacaglia (which divides the two scenes of Act 2 of the opera) is, on the other hand, a portrait of Grimes himself.

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