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Britten: 15 facts about the great composer
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.