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Britten: The Choral Edition

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CHAN 10771
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Britten: The Choral Edition
Release Date: June 2013
Originally recorded in 1995
Composer (1913-1976)
Benjamin Britten
Solo soprano
Julie Cooper
Solo organ
Andrew Lumsden
Solo alto
Stephen Carter
Solo tenor
Mark Milhofer
Solo bass
Matthew Brook
Solo soprano
Carys Lane
Solo soprano
Belinda Yates
Solo alto
Kathryn Cook
Solo tenor
Andrew Carwood
Solo alto
Richard Wyn-Roberts
Solo tenor
James Gilchrist
Solo bass
Simon Preece
Solo soprano
Olive Simpson
Solo soprano
Rachel Wheatley
Solo soprano
Rachel Elliot
Solo intonation
Robert Burt
Solo soprano
Lindsay Wagstaff
Solo alto
Susanna Spicer
Solo harp
Susan Drake
Solo treble
Jonathan Cannock
Choral
Lichfield Cathedral Choir
Choral
Finzi Singers
Conductor
Paul Spicer
Venue
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London
Venue
Church of St Augustine, Kilburn, London
Producer
Richard Lee
Engineer
Ben Connellan
Engineer (Assistant: CD 1)
Richard Smoker
Engineer (Assistant: CD 2)
Annabel Weeden
Genre:
Choir
Organ

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)
1.

Hymn to St Peter, Op 56a

5:57
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Solo: Julie Cooper soprano
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
2.

A Hymn to St Columba

2:04
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Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
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A Hymn to the Virgin

2:43
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Solo: Julie Cooper soprano
Solo: Stephen Carter alto
Solo: Mark Milhofer tenor
Solo: Matthew Brook bass

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27

10:34
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Belinda Yates soprano
Solo: Kathryn Cook alto
Solo: Andrew Carwood tenor
Solo: Matthew Brook bass
4.
I
'In a garden shady this holy lady' -
2:44
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II
'I cannot grow' -
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III
'O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall'
5:44
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Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

17:02
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Richard Wyn-Roberts alto
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor
Solo: Simon Preece bass
7.
'Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues' -
1:29
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'Let Nimrod, the mighty hunter' -
1:19
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'Hallelujah from the heart of God' -
1:04
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'For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry' -
2:20
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'For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour' -
0:58
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'For the flowers are great blessings' -
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'For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour' -
2:49
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'For H is a spirit and therefore he is God' -
1:07
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'For the instruments are by their rhimes' -
2:29
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'Hallelujah from the heart of God'
1:18
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Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ

Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'

9:32
17.
1
Time
1:26
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2
Concord
2:17
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3
Time and Concord
1:26
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20.
4
Country Girls -
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21.
5
Rustics and Fishermen -
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22.
6
Final Dance of Homage
2:16
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A.M.D.G.

18:33
23.
1
Prayer I
2:17
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24.
2
Rosa Mystica
4:44
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God's Grandeur
3:30
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26.
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Prayer II
2:36
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27.
5
O Deus, ego amo Te
1:34
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28.
6
The Soldier
2:09
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29.
7
Heaven-Haven
1:26
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30.

Jubilate Deo

2:40
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in E flat major - in C-Dur - en mi bémol majeur
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
31.

Te Deum

8:37
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32.

Antiphon, Op. 56b

6:05
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Missa brevis, Op. 63

10:20
33.
I
Kyrie -
1:58
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34.
II
Gloria -
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Solo: Robert Burt intonation
Solo: Rachel Wheatley soprano
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Lindsay Wagstaff soprano
35.
III
Sanctus -
1:35
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36.
IV
Benedictus -
1:56
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Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Lindsay Wagstaff soprano
37.
V
Agnus Dei
2:09
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Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
38.

A Wedding Anthem, Op. 46

9:45
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Solo: Mark Milhofer tenor
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39.

Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sung

3:00
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Solo: Susanna Spicer alto

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

21:47
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1
Procession -
1:29
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2
Wolcum Yole! -
1:22
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3
There is no Rose -
2:26
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43.
4A
That yonge child
1:41
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Solo: Olive Simpson soprano
44.
4B
Balulalow -
1:15
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45.
5
As dew in Aprile -
0:55
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46.
6
This little Babe -
1:25
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47.
7
Interlude -
3:51
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48.
8
In Freezing Winter Night -
3:30
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Solo: Kathryn Cook alto
49.
9
Spring Carol -
1:07
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Solo: Rachel Elliot soprano
50.
10
Deo Gracias -
1:10
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51.
11
Recession
1:32
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Solo: Susan Drake harp
52.

Festival Te Deum, Op. 32

6:36
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53.

Jubilate Deo

2:33
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Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

11:16
54.
1
To Daffodils
2:10
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2
The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
1:47
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56.
3
Marsh Flowers
2:19
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57.
4
The Evening Primrose
2:39
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58.
5
Ballad of Green Broom
2:02
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Advance Democracy

2:53
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Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

15:45
60.
1
St Godric's Hymn
1:34
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61.
2
I mon waxe wod
0:43
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62.
3
Lenten is come
2:11
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63.
4
The long night
1:21
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64.
5
Yif ic of luve can
2:59
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65.
6
Carol
1:20
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66.
7
Ye that pasen by
2:12
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67.
8
A death
2:54
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A Boy Was Born, Op. 3

31:16
Solo: Jonathan Cannock treble
Semi-chorus:
Helen Groves - Mhairi Lawson soprano
Kathryn Cook - Elinor Carter alto
James Gilchrist - Andrew Carwood tenor
Michael McCarthy - Charles Gibbs bass
68.
Theme. A Boy Was Born -
2:04
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69.
Variation I. Lullay, Jesu -
4:38
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70.
Variation II. Herod -
2:15
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71.
Variation III. Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour -
2:56
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72.
Variation IV. The Three Kings
4:13
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73.
Variation V. In the Bleak Mid-winter -
5:29
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74.
Variation VI (Finale). Noel!
9:37
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Conductor: Paul Spicer
23 and 24 October 1995 (CD 1) & 7 and 8 March 1996 (CD 2)
28 and 29 April 1997 (CD 3)

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.

Hymn to St Peter, Op 56a

5:57
Solo: Julie Cooper soprano
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
2.

A Hymn to St Columba

2:04
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
3.

A Hymn to the Virgin

2:43
Solo: Julie Cooper soprano
Solo: Stephen Carter alto
Solo: Mark Milhofer tenor
Solo: Matthew Brook bass

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27

10:34
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Belinda Yates soprano
Solo: Kathryn Cook alto
Solo: Andrew Carwood tenor
Solo: Matthew Brook bass
4.
I
'In a garden shady this holy lady' -
2:44
5.
II
'I cannot grow' -
2:06
6.
III
'O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall'
5:44

Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

17:02
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Richard Wyn-Roberts alto
Solo: James Gilchrist tenor
Solo: Simon Preece bass
7.
'Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues' -
1:29
8.
'Let Nimrod, the mighty hunter' -
1:19
9.
'Hallelujah from the heart of God' -
1:04
10.
'For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry' -
2:20
11.
'For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour' -
0:58
12.
'For the flowers are great blessings' -
2:05
13.
'For I am under the same accusation with my Saviour' -
2:49
14.
'For H is a spirit and therefore he is God' -
1:07
15.
'For the instruments are by their rhimes' -
2:29
16.
'Hallelujah from the heart of God'
1:18
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ

Choral Dances from 'Gloriana'

9:32
17.
1
Time
1:26
18.
2
Concord
2:17
19.
3
Time and Concord
1:26
20.
4
Country Girls -
0:58
21.
5
Rustics and Fishermen -
1:00
22.
6
Final Dance of Homage
2:16

A.M.D.G.

18:33
23.
1
Prayer I
2:17
24.
2
Rosa Mystica
4:44
25.
3
God's Grandeur
3:30
26.
4
Prayer II
2:36
27.
5
O Deus, ego amo Te
1:34
28.
6
The Soldier
2:09
29.
7
Heaven-Haven
1:26
Total time: 67:10
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.

Jubilate Deo

2:40
in E flat major - in C-Dur - en mi bémol majeur
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
2.

Te Deum

8:37
in C major - in C-Dur - en ut majeur
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
3.

Antiphon, Op. 56b

6:05
Solo: Olive Simpson soprano
Solo: Rachel Wheatley soprano
Solo: Rachel Elliot soprano
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ

Missa brevis, Op. 63

10:20
4.
I
Kyrie -
1:58
5.
II
Gloria -
2:40
Solo: Robert Burt intonation
Solo: Rachel Wheatley soprano
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Lindsay Wagstaff soprano
6.
III
Sanctus -
1:35
7.
IV
Benedictus -
1:56
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Lindsay Wagstaff soprano
8.
V
Agnus Dei
2:09
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
9.

A Wedding Anthem, Op. 46

9:45
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Mark Milhofer tenor
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
10.

Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sung

3:00
Solo: Susanna Spicer alto

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

21:47
11.
1
Procession -
1:29
12.
2
Wolcum Yole! -
1:22
13.
3
There is no Rose -
2:26
14.
4A
That yonge child
1:41
Solo: Olive Simpson soprano
15.
4B
Balulalow -
1:15
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
16.
5
As dew in Aprile -
0:55
17.
6
This little Babe -
1:25
18.
7
Interlude -
3:51
19.
8
In Freezing Winter Night -
3:30
Solo: Carys Lane soprano
Solo: Kathryn Cook alto
20.
9
Spring Carol -
1:07
Solo: Rachel Wheatley soprano
Solo: Rachel Elliot soprano
21.
10
Deo Gracias -
1:10
22.
11
Recession
1:32
Solo: Susan Drake harp
23.

Festival Te Deum, Op. 32

6:36
Solo: Lindsay Wagstaff soprano
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
24.

Jubilate Deo

2:33
in C major - in C-Dur - en ut majeur
Solo: Andrew Lumsden organ
Total time: 72:04
COMPACT DISC THREE

Five Flower Songs, Op. 47

11:16
1.
1
To Daffodils
2:10
2.
2
The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
1:47
3.
3
Marsh Flowers
2:19
4.
4
The Evening Primrose
2:39
5.
5
Ballad of Green Broom
2:02
6.

Advance Democracy

2:53

Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

15:45
7.
1
St Godric's Hymn
1:34
8.
2
I mon waxe wod
0:43
9.
3
Lenten is come
2:11
10.
4
The long night
1:21
11.
5
Yif ic of luve can
2:59
12.
6
Carol
1:20
13.
7
Ye that pasen by
2:12
14.
8
A death
2:54

A Boy Was Born, Op. 3

31:16
Solo: Jonathan Cannock treble
Semi-chorus:
Helen Groves - Mhairi Lawson soprano
Kathryn Cook - Elinor Carter alto
James Gilchrist - Andrew Carwood tenor
Michael McCarthy - Charles Gibbs bass
15.
Theme. A Boy Was Born -
2:04
16.
Variation I. Lullay, Jesu -
4:38
17.
Variation II. Herod -
2:15
18.
Variation III. Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour -
2:56
19.
Variation IV. The Three Kings
4:13
20.
Variation V. In the Bleak Mid-winter -
5:29
21.
Variation VI (Finale). Noel!
9:37
Total time: 61:42
Conductor: Paul Spicer
23 and 24 October 1995 (CD 1) & 7 and 8 March 1996 (CD 2)
28 and 29 April 1997 (CD 3)




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