• Benjamin Britten
  • King Arthur (1937)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)


Paul Hindmarsh

  • 3(pic).2.2(2Clarinet in A)+Ebcl.2(cbn)4331timp.2perchpstr(14.12.10.8.6)
  • 25 min

Programme Note

The Suite was adapted from the music to the historical radio drama King Arthur (by D. G. Bridson) first broadcast on 23 April 1937. The bulk of the original radio score was completed by 15 April. Some of the music was later used by Britten in Ballad of Heroes (1939) and the revised slow movement of the Piano Concerto (1945).

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Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): I. Overture: Fanfare - Introduction - The Lady of the Lake - Wedding March
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): II. Scherzo: Doom - Wild Dance - Death Music - Wild Dance
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): III. Variations: Galahad - Graal Music —
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): IV. Finale: Battle

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