Britten: The Five Canticles



Britten: The Five Canticles

2013 | Wigmore Hall Live

Mark Padmore (tenor); Iestyn Davies (countertenor); Marcus Farnsworth (baritone); Lucy Wakeford (harp); Richard Watkins (horn)

Track Listing

Canticle I, Op. 40: My Beloved is Mine

Canticle II, Op. 51: Abraham and Isaac

Canticle III, Op. 55: Still Falls the Rain – The Raids, 1940. Night and Dawn

Canticle IV, Op. 86: Journey of the Magi

Canticle V, Op. 89: The Death of Saint Narcissus


“Drake’s piano playing is superb, whether it be the jarring camel ride or the glacial cold of ‘the very dead of winter’.” – International Record Review