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Cantus Mundi: And I saw a new heaven (Edgar Bainton)

This is a setting of several poems, evoking the English scenery of Shrewsbury, a London evening in June looking up to Ludgate Hill, the lights of Piccadilly and the chattering birds of St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, and a description of St Paul’s Cathedral.

At a performance given in Birmingham inwith the composer as soloist, the critic Alfred Sheldon wrote ” And this fact in itself is surely the finest tribute to his teaching that he kept his own personality in the background and helped them whether they were conscious of it or not to express themselves, to say clearly what they had to say. Don’t show me ned message again. The orchestral scores I have sw able to study show a richness of melody, a clarity and fastidiousness of thought and an exceptional sensitivity and harmonic fluidity which is the hallmark of his style and which lifts his best work to a particularly heightened state of imagination.

Orchestral players often play neew before concerts, or when they have long waiting periods. There is also a Miniature Suite and Dance for piano duet.

While sleeping six men to every horse box on an racetrack adapted to internship encampment, he built neq a small community of musical influences and was eventually placed in charge of all music at the camp, a ane lining to an otherwise horrific experience. More interesting and worthwhile are the Capriccio in G minor AscherbergVisions Allan’s of Melbourne and White Hyacinth OUP which is a brilliant caprice with an element of fantasy and requires exceptional technique.

He came filled with enthusiasm and an abiding love for the heeaven he was to do, and whatever he undertook was done with his whole mind and heart. There were Sunday evening concerts featuring a wide range of orchestral and choral music, ranging from the classics to works by Massenet Scenes-Alsatiennes.


In her biography of her father, Remembered on Waking, Helen Bainton writes: Photographs supplied by Michael Jones. At the Conservatorium he taught Australian composers including Miriam Hyde. As a male enemy alien of military heaen he was sent to the civilian detention camp at Ruhlebennear Berlin, where he remained for the next four years.

Of the solo songs, Slow, slow, fresh fount, Ring out, wild Bells, and Valley Moonlight with its modal leanings towards C minor while the key is G minor, seem to have been reasonably well-known.

In March his health deteriorated and he was sent to The Hague to recuperate. The site is also available in several languages. Although not a prolific composer—and somewhat ignored as a composer in England—he did have some success with his operas in Australia. Bainton, whose very fine technique is better suited to pianoforte writing of a more modern character, the vigour and robustness of his playing scarcely compensating for what was lost in the way of delicacy He became involved in the local musical scene, composing, playing and conducting and inhe married a bbainton student, Ethel Eales, with whom baintob had two daughters.

It was later renamed the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Bainton’s notebook describes such a music-drama being composed between January and October ; this must have been Oithonato a libretto based on the poems of Ossian.

This is seen above all in his lifelong love nsw reverence for the music of J.

And I Saw a New Heaven (Bainton) – Denver Pro Chorale

His abilities in music and at the piano were noticed early; he made his first public appearance as solo pianist at 9 years of age, and at 16 he won an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music to study piano with Franklin Taylor and theory with Walford Davies. A bust sculpted by Arthur Fleishmann in Bainton’s honour was unveiled in the foyer at the Conservatorium on this occasion. Views Read Edit View history.

What, however, I shall never forget was when approaching his home, I heard him play Bach on the piano-just for himself. Bainton later moved with his family to Coventry and he showed early signs of musical ability playing the piano; he was nine years old when he made his first public appearance as solo pianist.

He spent much of his life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne as a teacher and principal at the Conservatoire. Other anthems are Fiat Lux from Novello and The Heavens Declare thy Glorybut as the latter was originally published by Curwen, as were so many of Bainton’s works, it is now very difficult to obtain. Bainton encourages the listener to patiently endure even as the uplifting second stanza is further delayed by an organ interlude.


He was steeped in the traditions of the English Schools of Music, with their nainton, orchestral, operatic, chamber music and general scholastic training. He was awarded an honorary D. Composition seems to have been very therapeutic for him throughout this entire period. His composing continued, culminating in the Third Symphony, though he also ventured into film music with a score for a short documentary film on the Australian Bush Police.

An additional night’s performance was given due to demand, and on this latter occasion a bust of Bainton was unveiled anr the foyer.

In he gained the Wilson Scholarship to study composition with Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, and thus became one of the rising generation of British composers destined to contribute extensively to the English Musical Renaissance. Of Bainton’s church music, there is very little. He introduced music previously unheard in Australia, such as Elgar ‘s Symphony No.

Edgar Baintonwho studied under Stanford at the Royal College of Music, had the misfortune to be on holiday in Germany at the outbreak of the war, and spent the duration of the conflict interned in a prison camp. This connection was to result in Bainton setting many of his poems and writing an opera to one of his lyric dramas.

Edgar Bainton

His temper could quickly rise and as quickly be forgotten, and he possessed a deep philosophy of life Accordingly, in Bainton and his family started a new life in Australia. Inten years after being released, he wrote this liturgical anthem. Bainton directed his own madrigal group, known as Bainton’s Magpies, as well as conducting the ad hoc orchestra; he played occasional concertos, such as no. His music does not readily reveal itself.