Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: The Bermudas

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett The Bermudas
The Bermudas

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: The Bermudas

Year of composition:
1971
Scored for:
for choir and school orchestra
Composer:
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Text author:
Andrew Marvel
Choir:
STB
Instrumentation details:
2 1(ad lib.) 2 1(ad lib.) - 2 2 1(ad lib.) 0 - timp, perc(3), pno 4hd, str
Duration:
10’
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Work introduction

Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Bermudas was written for the choir and orchestra of Leighton Park School. The text is drawn from a larger poetic work, The Emigrants in the Bermudas, by Andrew Marvell, a seventeenth-century English poet and satirist, and narrates the discovery of the Bermuda Islands by a small group of Englishmen. The poem includes the voyageur’s praise to God for having discovered the bountiful island.

The ten-minute cantata is scored for a three-part chorus of trebles, tenors and basses and a small chamber orchestra of double winds, brass, strings, percussion and piano duet.

William B. Wells

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