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Prologue: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire

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The Heart of the Matter

This song was recorded for the album ‘Britten: Canticles & The Heart of the Matter’ on Stone Records, at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Click here to listen to this song with Daniel Norman, Christopher Gould and Richard Watkins, or click here to buy the CD from Stone Records.

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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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