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BRITTEN (THE BEST OF)

    

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BRITTEN (THE BEST OF)

The outstanding English composer working in the mid-20th century, Benjamin Britten won a significant international reputation, whilst remaining thoroughly English in inspiration. Britten’s compositions appeal to all ages, from the delightful Simple Symphony, composed for a school orchestra, and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra written for an educational film, to the haunting Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and the intense anti-war statement of his War Requiem.


Britten, Benjamin
Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
1.   Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27 00:10:20

Britten, Benjamin

  4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Nos. 2, 4
2.   No. 2. Sunday Morning 00:04:04
3.   No. 4. Storm 00:04:29

Britten, Benjamin
Smart, Christopher, lyricist(s)

  Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30: Rejoice in God, o ye Tongues
4.   Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30: Rejoice in God, o ye Tongues 00:03:54

Britten, Benjamin

  Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: I. Lacrymosa
5.   Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: I. Lacrymosa 00:08:54
  The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 (excerpts)
6.   Theme 00:02:14
7.   Fugue 00:02:48

Britten, Benjamin
Tennyson, Alfred / Jonson, Ben / Cotton, Charles / Keats, John / Blake, William, lyricist(s)

  Serenade, Op. 31: IV. Elegy
8.   Serenade, Op. 31: IV. Elegy 00:04:17

Britten, Benjamin

  Symphonic Suite, Op. 53a, "Gloriana": X. Gloriana Moritura
9.   Symphonic Suite, Op. 53a, "Gloriana": X. Gloriana Moritura 00:06:56
  Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato
10.   Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato 00:03:04
  Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, "A time there was …": I. Cakes and Ale
11.   Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, "A time there was …": I. Cakes and Ale 00:02:32
  Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation 10: Fugue and Finale
12.   Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Variation 10: Fugue and Finale 00:07:30

Britten, Benjamin
Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  Tell me the Truth about Love
13.   Tell me the Truth about Love 00:05:42

Britten, Benjamin
Mass Text / Owen, Wilfred, lyricist(s)

  War Requiem: Requiem aeternam
14.   War Requiem: Requiem aeternam 00:09:23

Britten, Benjamin

  A Hymn to the Virgin
15.   A Hymn to the Virgin 00:03:15

Total Playing Time: 01:19:22






Composer(s):
Britten, Benjamin

Lyricist(s):
Auden, Wystan Hugh; Blake, William; Cotton, Charles; Jonson, Ben; Keats, John; Mass Text; Owen, Wilfred; Smart, Christopher; Tennyson, Alfred

Conductor(s):
Bedford, Steuart; Brabbins, Martyn; Robinson, Christopher

Orchestra(s):
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia

Choir(s):
Scottish Festival Chorus; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge; St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Choristers, Edinburgh

Artist(s):
Bedford, Steuart; Jones, Della; Langridge, Philip; Lloyd, Frank; McPhee, George; Randle, Thomas; Russell, Lynda; Volle, Michael

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.556838

Barcode: 0730099683821

Physical Release: 06/2008

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