Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings

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Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. Song-cycle by Britten, Op.31, being prol. and epilogue (for unacc. hn.) enclosing 6 settings of poems on theme of evening: 1. Pastoral ( Cotton), 2. Nocturne ( Tennyson), 3. Elegy ( Blake), 4. Lyke-Wake Dirge (Anon.), 5. Hymn ( Jonson), and 6. Sonnet ( Keats). F.p. London 1943 ( Pears, D. Brain, cond. W. Goehr). A discarded setting of Tennyson's Now sleeps the crimson petal, ed. by C. Matthews, was f.p. in 1987 and pubd.