Britten's Ceremony of Carols
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Britten: 15 facts about the great composer
5. Britten's Ceremony of Carols
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.