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Sword in the Stone, The

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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (comp. Matthews and Knussen)


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General Info

Year: 1939
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Faber Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - $£10.99


Movements

1. Introduction and Boys Tune
2. Merlyn's Tune and Tree Music
3. Merlyn's Spell and Witch Tune
4. Bird Music
5. Lullaby
6. Water Theme and End Music


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Trumpet
Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Woodblock

Harp

Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The incidental music to the BBC radio serialization of T.H. White's book was composed in May 1939, soon after Britten's arrival in Canada, and was broadcast in six episodes during June and July 1939.

The first performance was given June 14, 1983, by the Aldeburgh Festival Chamber Ensemble, Oliver Knussen

-Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Britten, B.; Matthew, C.; Knussen, O.; White, T. (1939). The Sword inthe Stone: Concert Suite for Chamber Ensemble [score]. Faber Music: London.