Cornell Glee Club, Britten's "Ballad of Little Musgrave"

One of my favorite choral pieces. Find more in The Voice Studio

Direct from the Classical New England Fraser Performance Studio at Boston's WGBH, Director Scott Tucker leads the Cornell University Glee Club in "The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard," by Benjamin Britten. John Rowehl is the pianist. Cathy Fuller is the host.

Views: 174

Comment

You need to be a member of Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange to add comments!

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on November 26, 2012 at 11:44am

Found a folk version of the same song. Which do you prefer?

Comment by Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos on November 6, 2012 at 7:48am

I think this is a wonderful example of how a composer can integrate several different moods through smooth transitions in the same piece.

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on November 2, 2012 at 10:00am

Yeah, Britten was pheonomenal at composing intricate harmonies and dissonances that are somehow very pleasing to the ear. The piano-voice interplay is so well composed. I would liked to have heard better tuning at the beginning, but the emotion and clarity were there from the start - critical for any ensemble.

Comment by Josie Rose Duncan on October 27, 2012 at 12:53pm

WOW.

The voices come in so delicately at the start, and the harmonies clashes and dischords are absolutely beautiful.  They are so together, I'm so impressed. Great contrast in this piece! So atmospheric. 

Loved this so much, Benjamin Britten is superb and this glee club are outstanding too. 

Comment by Morgan Snowden on October 3, 2012 at 8:34pm
This is amazing! i love it! the harmonies in this are great!

About

Carnegie Hall created this Ning Network.

About Musical Exchange

Connect with other young musicians (ages 13 and up), share your performances and compositions, and join creative projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall.


 

 

 
 
 

 

 Proud Sponsor

Digital music workshops produced by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Building Beats are supported by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.

 

© 2017   Created by Carnegie Hall.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service