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Cat. No. CHAN 8983(2) Price: £21 No. of discs: 2
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CHAN 8983 - Britten: War Requiem/ Sinfonia da Requiem/Ballad of Heroes
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War Requiem

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 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
War Requiem, Op.66* 85:14
      for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' choir, chorus, orchestra,
      chamber orchestra and organ
      Text: Missa pro Defunctis/Wilfred Owen
1 I Requiem aeternam 10:37
2 II Dies irae 27:12
3 III Offertorium 9:28
4 IV Sanctus 10:42
5 V Agnus Dei 3:45
1 VI Libera me 23:16
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 21:47
      for orchestra
2 I Lacrymosa. Andante ben misurato 8:47
3 II Dies irae. Allegro con fuoco - Alla marcia - Avanti! 5:27
4 III Requiem aeternam. Andante molto tranquillo 7:32
Ballad of Heroes, Op.14† 18:20
      for tenor, chorus and orchestra
      Text: W.H .Auden, Randall Swingler
5 I Funeral March. Allegro moderato - Lento alla marcia 6:30
6 II Scherzo: Dance of Death. Allegro con fuoco - Molto pesante - Allegro con fuoco 4:23
7 III Recitative and Choral. Lento quasi recitativo - Lento e tranquillo - Epilogue. Tempo I (Funeral March) 7:27
 Heather Harper soprano*
 Philip Langridge tenor*
 Martyn Hill tenor†
 John Shirley-Quirk bass-baritone*
 Choristers of St Paul`s Cathedral
 London Symphony Chorus *†
 London Symphony Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      24-24 February 1991
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Ben Connellan (Assistant)
      Gramophone Award>  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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