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Cat. No. CHSA 5007(2) Price: £23 No. of discs: 2
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CHSA 5007 - Britten: War Requiem/ Sinfonia da Requiem/Ballad of Heroes
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CD available From: 17 March 2003

War Requiem

 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 3:45
5 V Agnus Dei 3:45
1 VI Libera me 23:16
      Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral
      John Scott director
      Roderick Elms organ
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 - Avantil 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 1 (Funeral March) 7:27
 Heather Harper soprano*
 Philip Langridge tenor*
 Martyn Hill tenor†
 John Shirley-Quirk bass-baritone*
 London Symphony Chorus *†
 London Symphony Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      24-28 February 1991
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Ben Connellan (Assistant)
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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