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Britten: Les Illuminations; Nocturne; Serenade


Release Date: 01/13/2008 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 349923   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas BerryJoanna BrownAlexander GallifantPolly Hewetson,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London SinfoniaChester School OrchestraCoull String Quartet,   ... 

Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Berry (Treble/boy soprano), Joanna Brown (Soprano), Alexander Gallifant (Treble/boy soprano),
Polly Hewetson (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Catriona Johnson (Soprano),
Timothy Lamb (Treble/boy soprano), Frank Lloyd (Horn), Donald Maxwell (Baritone),
Linda Ormiston (Mezzo soprano), Richard Pasco (Speaker)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
2. Nocturne, Op. 60 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Berry (Treble/boy soprano), Joanna Brown (Soprano), Alexander Gallifant (Treble/boy soprano),
Polly Hewetson (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Catriona Johnson (Soprano),
Timothy Lamb (Treble/boy soprano), Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Linda Ormiston (Mezzo soprano),
Richard Pasco (Speaker)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
3. Les illuminations, Op. 18 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Berry (Treble/boy soprano), Joanna Brown (Soprano), Alexander Gallifant (Treble/boy soprano),
Polly Hewetson (Soprano), Martyn Hill (Tenor), Catriona Johnson (Soprano),
Timothy Lamb (Treble/boy soprano), Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Linda Ormiston (Mezzo soprano),
Richard Pasco (Speaker)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
4. Noye's Fludde, Op. 59 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  John Alley (Piano), Nicholas Berry (Treble/boy soprano), Joanna Brown (Soprano),
Alexander Gallifant (Treble/boy soprano), Alan Harwood (Organ), Polly Hewetson (Soprano),
Catriona Johnson (Soprano), Timothy Lamb (Treble/boy soprano), Donald Maxwell (Baritone),
Linda Ormiston (Mezzo soprano), Richard Pasco (Speaker), Ian Watson (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chester School Orchestra,  Coull String Quartet,  Salisbury School Orchestra  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 

Sound Samples

Serenade Op. 31: Prologue (horn solo)
Serenade Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton)
Serenade Op. 31: 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Serenade Op. 31: 3. Elegy: O Rose, thou art sick (William Blake)
Serenade Op. 31: 4. Dirge: This ae nighte (anon. 15th century)
Serenade Op. 31: 5. Hymn: Queen and huntress (Ben Jonson)
Serenade Op. 31: 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats)
Serenade Op. 31: Epilogue (horn solo)
Nocturne Op. 60: On a poet's lips I slept (Shelley)
Nocturne Op. 60: Below the thunders of the upper deep (Tennyson)
Nocturne Op. 60: Encinctured with a twive of leaves (Coleridge)
Nocturne Op. 60: Midnight's bell goes ting (Middleton)
Nocturne Op. 60: When that night on my bed I lay (Wordsworth)
Nocturne Op. 60: She sleeps on soft, last breaths (Owen)
Nocturne Op. 60: WHat is more gentle than a wind in summer? (Keats)
Nocturne Op. 60: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see (Shakespeare)
Les Illuminations Op. 18: I. Fanfare
Les Illuminations Op. 18: II. Villes
Les Illuminations Op. 18: IIIa. Phrase
Les Illuminations Op. 18: IIIb. Antique
Les Illuminations Op. 18: IV. Royauté
Les Illuminations Op. 18: V. Marine
Les Illuminations Op. 18: VI. Interlude
Les Illuminations Op. 18: VII. Being Beauteous
Les Illuminations Op. 18: VIII. Parade
Les Illuminations Op. 18: IX. Départ
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Lord Jesus, think on me
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: I, God, that all this world hath wroughte
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: O, Lorde, I thanke thee lowde and still
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Now in the name of God I will begyne
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Wyffe, in this vessell we shall be kepte
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Noye, Noye, take thou thy company
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Sir! heare are lions, lepardes, in
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Wiffe, come in! why standes thou their?
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: It is good for to be still
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Eternal Father, strong to save
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Now forty dayes are fullie gone
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Noye, take thy wife anone
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: Noye, heare I behette thee a heste
Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miricle Play set to music: The spacious firmament on high

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