Benjamin Britten in Holt - 16 February, 1930

from Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 16 1930, page 32:

Typical, unsatisfactory school Sunday. Services at 10.30 (frightful congregational practice & 10.) & 6.30 with a good sermon by Rev. A.L. Watt on the "Inequality of the World". I completely lose my temper with Gog (luckily he wasn't present). He has now written the most abominable Benidicite which is performed in Chapel; unfortunately for everyone concerned I lost my temper on a piece of M.S. paper, & the most frightful bit of unplayable rubbish for pft. was the result.* Ord. practise in evening; a bit better than usual in spite of ourselves!
cite as

Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, Feb 16 1930. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London), p. 32. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Holt


Benjamin Britten

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 February, 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


*A Poem of Hate for piano, inscribed 'Written at W.G.' - a violent flourish of forty-three bars marked 'Presto fuoco'.

Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:31:44 +0000