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He changed the face of British opera and composed some of this century's best-loved choral works, but how much do you really know about Benjamin Britten? Marking 100 years since his birth, discover 15 fascinating facts about the great man.
Composed in 1942, around the same time as the Hymn to Saint Cecilia, this Christmas choral piece is one of Britten's best-known works. It's scored for three-part treble chorus, solo voices and harp, and sets eleven Middle English texts.
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