BTC1110 PSALM 150

For two-part children's voices and instruments, op. 67
Composition date: 1 May 1962
First performance: 29 Jul 1962 >>
Type of performance: Church performance
Location: St Mary's Church, Thorpe Morieux
Performance details:

Old Buckenham Hall School Choir, instrumental ensemble, Kay Foster cond

Genre: Choral
Text: Psalm 150 (set in English)
Performing forces:

Chorus - treble instr I, treble instr II, bass instr, 2 perc (timp, sd, or tamb, cymb, susp cymb, trgl, tamb or castanets), kbd. Optional parts, transposed if necessary for 2 cl in B flat - tpt in B flat, hn, trbn - va

The chorus is required to divide into 4 parts

Duration: 5'
Dedication: 'Written for the centenary celebrations of Old Buckenham Hall School - formerly South Lodge School, Lowestoft - July 1962'

South Lodge School was Britten's prep school from 1923-28. The Psalm's first performance was as the anthem at the Thanksgiving Service marking the School's Centenary.