In the run-up to the 75th Aldeburgh Festival in 2024, our resident chamber choir Aldeburgh Voices presents this reimagining of a splendid choral concert from the Festival’s early days.

Taverner’s Western Wynde Mass, inspired by a 16th-century folk tune, contrasts deliciously with two more modern works – the colourful harmony of Kodaly and the condensed drama of Britten. The Taverner and Kodály made up a concert at the second-ever Festival, in June 1949, and provide greatly contrasting settings of the Mass from across the centuries.

Aldeburgh Voices
Dominic Ellis-Peckham

Western Wynde Mass (33’)
Missa Brevis, Op.63 (11’)
Missa Brevis (32’)

Liber Usualis that the Westminster Choir signed and gave to Britten 'in admiration and gratitude for our Missa Brivis'.

Title page for the composition draft for the 'Missa Brevis'.

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