"Benjamin Britten had a rare genius for setting words to music, becoming one of the most successful choral composers of the 20th Century... Voices and organ make a mystical union, spotlighting their sonorous incompatibilities... Rejoice: "Once again the composer extracts a first-rate performance" "Gloriana Dances: choral singing of such quality... balance of the recording... exceptionally life-like and satisfactory, and the sound as good as I have heard... no carol is more perfect in it's simplicity than his Hymn to the Virgin... I also enjoy Britten's church music from New College, Oxford, directed by David Lumsden. This includes the Hymn to St Cecilia." (Gramophone)
"Benjamin Britten had a rare genius for setting words to music, becoming one of the most successful choral composers of the 20th Century... Voices and organ make a mystical union, spotlighting their sonorous incompatibilities... Rejoice: "Once again the composer extracts a first-rate performance" "Gloriana Dances: choral singing of such quality... balance of the recording... exceptionally life-like and satisfactory, and the sound as good as I have heard... no carol is more perfect in it's simplicity than his Hymn to the Virgin... I also enjoy Britten's church music from New College, Oxford, directed by David Lumsden. This includes the Hymn to St Cecilia." (Gramophone)
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Format: CD
Label: AOTL
Rel. Date: 11/27/2020
UPC: 5055354414336

Benjamin Britten: Choral Music
Artist: St Johns Cambridge / George Guest
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. St. Johns Cambridge: Festival Te Deum (ST. John's)
2. A Hymn to the Virgin (ST. John's)
3. Missa Brevis (Worcester) ; Kyrie
4. Gloria
5. Sanctus ; Benedictus
6. Agnus Dei
7. Hymn to St Cecilia (New College)
8. Rejoice in the Lamb (Purcell Singers)
9. Choral Dances from 'Gloriana' (L.S.O Choir) ; Time
10. Concord
11. Time ; Concord
12. Country Girls
13. Rustics ; Fishermen
14. Final Dance of Homage
15. Jubilate Deo (Trinity College)
16. Carry Her Over the Water (Trinity College)
17. Deus in Adjutorium Meum (Trinity College)
18. Venite Exultemus Domino (Trinity College)
19. Jubilate Deo (1934) (Trinity College)

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"Benjamin Britten had a rare genius for setting words to music, becoming one of the most successful choral composers of the 20th Century... Voices and organ make a mystical union, spotlighting their sonorous incompatibilities... Rejoice: "Once again the composer extracts a first-rate performance" "Gloriana Dances: choral singing of such quality... balance of the recording... exceptionally life-like and satisfactory, and the sound as good as I have heard... no carol is more perfect in it's simplicity than his Hymn to the Virgin... I also enjoy Britten's church music from New College, Oxford, directed by David Lumsden. This includes the Hymn to St Cecilia." (Gramophone)