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Project Flickr ~ Week 25 ~ Alone ~ Noye's Fludde

Alone in his decision to build the ark.....

This sculpture 'Noye's Fludde' (Noah's flood) stands in St Bartholomews church in Orford Suffolk.

It depicts Noah, releasing a dove that has brought back an olive branch to the ark, giving hope that land was near, and that the floods were receding.

It has significance for St Bartholomews church, as English composer Benjamin Britten wrote the opera 'Noye's Fludde' specifically to be played here (At his request) This was first performed in 1958 in St Bartholomews.

 

Benjamin Britten is remembered with a large round plaque in the nave floor, and by this beautiful sculpture.

He was buried not far away, in his home town of Aldeburgh in 1976 after dying of hear failure.

 

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Taken on June 19, 2012