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BRITTEN, B.: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31 / Nocturne, Op. 60 / Phaedra, Op. 93


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BRITTEN, B.: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op. 31 / Nocturne, Op. 60 / Phaedra, Op. 93

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

  Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
1.   Prologue 00:01:23
2.   Pastoral 00:03:14
3.   Nocturne 00:03:36
4.   Elegy 00:04:09
5.   Dirge 00:03:21
6.   Hymn 00:01:58
7.   Sonnet 00:03:44
8.   Epilogue (off stage) 00:01:32

Britten, Benjamin
Tennyson, Alfred / Keats, John / Shelley, Percy Bysshe / Coleridge, Samuel Taylor / Middleton, Thomas / Owen, Wilfred / Shakespeare, William / Wordsworth, William, lyricist(s)

  Nocturne, Op. 60
9.   On a poet's lips I slept 00:03:18
10.   Below the thunders of the upper deep 00:02:56
11.   Encintured with a twine of leaves 00:02:49
12.   Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting, ting 00:02:31
13.   But that night when on my bed I lay 00:02:56
14.   She sleeps on soft, last breaths; but no ghost looms 00:04:09
15.   What is more gentle than a wind in summer 00:03:41
16.   When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see 00:04:15

Britten, Benjamin
Lowell, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Phaedra, Op. 93
17.   Prologue - In May, in brilliant Athens 00:01:32
18.   My lost and dazzled eyes 00:01:02
19.   Venus resigned her altar to my new Lord 00:00:43
20.   Phaedra in all her madness stands before you 00:01:42
21.   The wife of Theseus loves Hippolytus 00:01:28
22.   Oh Gods of wrath 00:02:26
23.   Death to the unhappy's no catastrophe 00:01:46
24.   My time's too short, your highness 00:01:42
25.   Chills already dart along my boiling veins 00:02:38

Total Playing Time: 01:04:31

Britten, Benjamin

Blake, William; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Cotton, Charles; Jonson, Ben; Keats, John; Lowell, Robert; Middleton, Thomas; Owen, Wilfred; Shakespeare, William; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Tennyson, Alfred; Wordsworth, William

Bedford, Steuart

English Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia

Langridge, Philip; Lloyd, Frank; Murray, Ann

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557199

Barcode: 0747313219926

Physical Release: 11/2004

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