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Britten: The World Of The Spirit, Etc / Richard Hickox


Release Date: 01/21/1997 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9487   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Hannah GordonCormac RigbyMartyn HillStephen Varcoe,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic OrchestraBritten Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: New Broadcasting House, Manchester 30 October 1995, 14-15 November 1995 & 27 June 1996 Producer(s) Brian Pidgeon Paul Hindmarsh Sound Engineer(s) Don Hartridge Recorded in: New Broadcasting House, Manchester 30 October 1995, 14-15 November 1995 & 27 June 1996 Producer(s) Brian Pidgeon Paul Hindmarsh Sound Engineer(s) Don Hartridge Read less

Works on This Recording

1. King Arthur Suite by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Hindmarsh 
2. The World of the Spirit by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Hannah Gordon (Spoken Vocals), Cormac Rigby (Spoken Vocals), Martyn Hill (Tenor),
Stephen Varcoe (Baritone), Pamela Helen Stephen (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Chilcott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Britten Singers,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Language: English 
3. An American Overture, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 

Sound Samples

An American Overture
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): I. Overture: Fanfare - Introduction - The Lady of the Lake - Wedding March
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): II. Scherzo: Doom - Wild Dance - Death Music - Wild Dance
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): III. Variations: Galahad - Graal Music -
Suite from King Arthur (arr. P. Hindmarsh): IV. Finale: Battle
The World of the Spirit: Part I: Prelude
The World of the Spirit: Part I: O Thou that movest all (Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part I: The Comforter, the Holy Spirit (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part I: The Sun, the Moon, the Stars (Tenor, Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part I: And, behold, the Lord passed by (Speaker 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part I: This is my commandment (Tenor, Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part I: With wide-embracing love (Soprano, Alto, Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: Lord make me see thy glory (Speaker 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: O Life, O Love, now undivided (Soprano, Alto, Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace (Speaker 1 and 2, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The fruit of the Spirit is love (Alto)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: One day in November 1682 (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: And Jesus went away (Speaker 1)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The fruit of the Spirit is goodness, is meekness (Alto)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The Chief Rabbi Abraham Bloch (Speaker 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The fruit of the Spirit is long-suffering (Alto)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: When James Connolly, the Irish rebel (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The fruit of the Spirit is joy (Alto, Tenor, Bass)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: St Francis of Assisi (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part II: The Spirit of the Lord (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: Spirit to whom my spirit would reply (Speaker 1 and 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: O knowing, glorious Spirit! (Soprano)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: I went out one afternoon (Speaker 2)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: The world is charged (Soprano, Chorus)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: God is a Spirit (Speaker 1)
The World of the Spirit: Part III: Come, O Creator Spirit, Come (Chorus)

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