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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols, Rejoice in Lamb, Missa Brevis, Te Deum, Jubilate

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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Rejoice in Lamb, Missa Brevis, Te Deum, Jubilate

By Benjamin Britten

Very Good Condition. (Includes original artwork inserts, jewel case and Cd, all in Very Good Condition. )

There are one or two other fine recordings of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, but this one is exceptional for its intimacy, a feature of this unique work that's often lost in performers' desire to make it big and exciting. There's plenty of bigness and excitement here, but it all comes from the beautifully controlled, warm-toned singing and the clarity of the vocal articulation. And there's lots of genuine energy, born of the inherent qualities of the music and the poetic texts. Likewise for the performance of the cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, a phenomenal setting for soloists, chorus, and organ of a poem by 18th-century religious poet Christopher Smart, who experienced bouts of madness and wrote this work in an asylum. The spiritual power of its words, especially as set by Britten, is undeniable, and the boys and men of St. John's know exactly how to elicit that power and convey it to us. --David Vernier

Tracklist

 

1       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Procession

2       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Wolcum Yole!

3       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: There Is No Rose

4       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: That Yonge Child

5       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Balulalow

6       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: As Dew in Aprille

7       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: This Little Babe

8       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Interlude

9       A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: In Freezing Winter Night

10     A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Spring Carol

11     A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Deo Gracias

12     A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28: Recession

13     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: Rejoice in God, o Ye Tongues

14     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry

15     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: For the Mouse Is a Creature of Great Personal Valour

16     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: For the Flowers Are Great Blessings

17     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: For I Am Under the Same Accusation

18     Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30: For H Is a Spirit

19     Missa Brevis in D major, op. 63: Kyrie Eleison

20     Missa Brevis in D major, op. 63: Gloria in Excelsis Deo

21     Missa Brevis in D major, op. 63: Sanctus and Benedictus

22     Missa Brevis in D major, op. 63: Agnus Dei

23     Hymn to St Peter, op. 56a

24     A Hymn of St Colomba

25     A Hymn to the Virgin

26     Festival Te Deum, op. 32

27     Jubilate Deo


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