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Record 5507

Reading Experience:

'I?m also doing a series of four-part songs for Peter & his Round-table singers to "first-perform" at the Aeolian Hall on November 24th. I?ve done four so far ? fairly extended, all to religious words by Gerald [sic] Manley Hopkins - & there?ll probably be two more.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Benjamin Britten
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1913
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Title: [religious poems]
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5507  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Britten
  Editor: Donald Mitchell
  Title: Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: 2 (1939-45)
  Page: 692, 694
  Additional comments: Author: Benjamin Britten et al Editor: Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed From letter headed Woodstock, N.Y. to Ralph Hodges Letter 202 Aug 15 1939

Citation: Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell (ed.), Letters from a Life: Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten (London, 1998), 2 (1939-45), p. 692, 694,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Editorial footnote states that the Britten set 7 of Hopkins? poems: Prayer I (Jesu that dost in Mary dwell) Rosa Mystica God?s Grandeur Prayer II (Thee God, I come from, to thee go) O Deus, ego amo te The Soldier Heaven-Haven



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