John Shirley-Quirk

Biography

Born: August 28, 1931; Liverpool, England   Died: April 7; Bath, England  
English baritone John Shirley-Quirk enjoyed singing and playing the violin as a child, but his true vocal talent did not become apparent until he was already studying chemistry and physics at the University of Liverpool. After several years of teaching those subjects at a British Air Force station, he began to study with the baritone Roy Henderson (1957). In 1961-1962, he sang with the Cathedral Choir at St. John's in London; during the same time Read more he made his debut at Glydebourne in 1961 as Gregor Mittenhofer in Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers.

In 1963, Benjamin Britten recruited him to join his English Opera Group; with that group he sang the premiere performances of Britten's Curlew River, The Burning Fiery Furnace, The Prodigal Son, Owen Wingrave, and Death in Venice (between 1964 and 1973). During that time, he also sang Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and, later, Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande at the Scottish National Opera. He created the role of Lev in Tippett's The Ice Break at Covent Garden in 1977.

Though his career centered around British venues and the music of English composers, Shirley-Quirk's career was by no means provincial. He sang his first performances of Wozzeck in St. Louis, and debuted in Berlin with Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle in 1969. Milan's Teatro alla Scala engaged him as Rangoni in Boris Godunov, and in 1974 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Britten's Death in Venice. Other important roles in his career were the Speaker in Die Zauberflöte and the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Shirley-Quirk had equal success as a recital and concert singer. He was highly regarded for his interpretation of the major choral works of Bach and Elgar and sang Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn on many concerts in Europe, North America, and Australia. His recitals usually included songs by his mentor Benjamin Britten as well as those of Vaughan Williams and Butterworth.

John Shirley-Quirk's lyric baritone voice, while not large, commanded a wide dynamic and expressive range; he had a wonderful sense of phrasing. It was as an interpreter that he was best known; his intellectual curiousity allowed him to explore the inner world of the works he sang. His recordings, particularly of the works of Benjamin Britten, document his fine artistry. In 1975 he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Read less

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Biography

Born: August 28, 1931; Liverpool, England   Died: April 7; Bath, England  
English baritone John Shirley-Quirk enjoyed singing and playing the violin as a child, but his true vocal talent did not become apparent until he was already studying chemistry and physics at the University of Liverpool. After several years of teaching those subjects at a British Air Force station, he began to study with the baritone Roy Henderson (1957). In 1961-1962, he sang with the Cathedral Choir at St. John's in London; during the same time Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Requiem
I. Dedication
II. Introduction
III. -
IV. -
V. -
VI. -
VII. -
VIII. -
IX. -
X. The Sentence
XI. To Death
XII. -
XIII. Crucifixion
XIV. -
XV. -
XVI. Epilogue
XVII. Epilogue II
Vorspiel. Gebt?s uns a Holz zum Subendfeuer
Lassts den seltsamen Nachbarn
Ihr Kindlein, ungestüme
Dass ich den Zauber lerne
Pfuch! Schamts euch, Junker Übermut!
Pockszigel! Was wüst? Gelärm!
Feuersnot! Minnegebot!
Mittsommernacht! Wehvolle Wacht
Leise, leise lasst uns schauen
Höllenspuk! Satanstrug!
Oh weh, Herr Schweiker von Gundelfing
Habt Ihr?s gehört?
Zwischenspiel und Finale
Prelude
"Jesu, Maria, I Am Near To Death"
"Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul"
"Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Deus"
"Proficiscere, Anima Christiana"
"I Went To Sleep"
"It Is a Member Of That Family Of Wondrous Beings"
"But Hark! Upon My Senses Comes a Fierce Hubbub"
"I See Not Those False Spirits"
"But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony"
"Thy Judgement Now Is Near"
"I Go Before My Judge"
"Softly and Gently"
Gdye v lunnom svyetye (The White Moon)
Mrachniye sny (Wisdom)
Kornilo (Uncle Pierre)
Natashka (Natasha)
Polkovnik (The Colonel)
Staryets i zayats (The Old Man And The Hare)
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster): Prologue: Bunyan in Prison
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act I: Scene 1: The Pilgrim meets Evangelist
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act I: Scene 2: The House Beautiful
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act I: Nocturne (Intermezzo)
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act II: Scene 1: The Arming of the Pilgrim
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act II: Scene 2: The Pilgrim meets Apollyon
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act III, Scene 1: Vanity Fair: Buy! What will ye buy?
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act III, Scene 1: Vanity Fair: I buy the truth
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act III: Scene 2: The Pilgrim in Prison
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV: Scene 1: The Pilgrim meets Mister By-Ends
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV: Entr'acte
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV, Scene 2: The Delectable Mountains: Who so dwelleth
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV, Scene 2: The Delectable Mountains: The Lord is my Shepherd
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV: Scene 3: The Pilgrim reaches the End of his Journey
The Pilgrim's Progress - A morality in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1992 - Remaster), Act IV: Epilogue
The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Adrian Boult in Rehearsal: Act III Scene 1
The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Adrian Boult in Rehearsal: Act I Nocturne
The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Adrian Boult in Rehearsal: Act IV Scene 1
The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Adrian Boult in Rehearsal: Act IV Scene 2
The Pilgrim's Progress - Sir Adrian Boult in Rehearsal: Act II Scene 1
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: (Allegro ma non troppo, con vigore) - Straight on, my plough, straight on! (orchestra, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: 'Tis such a shame to let good land lie waste (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: Come, Vrenchen, come! (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: The children are nearby (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: How strange the song of the wind (Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler, Sali, Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: Listen, my children, you need have no fear! (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: (Sehr langsam) - We two will be the only bidders for that land (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: Vrenchen!...Sali! (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: If only we two always stand together (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Poco meno) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Tranquillo) - Sali!...Vrenchen! (orchestra, Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: You here? I'm not surprised (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: O Sali, I'm afraid! (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Molto lento) - Shameless hussy! (orchestra, Marti, Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: (Lento molto) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: Ah, the darkness has come (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: O Sali, I should have died (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: What will you do? Where will you go? (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: The Dream of Sali and Vrenchen (orchestra, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: Ah, 'twas all a dream! (Vrenchen, Sali, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: (Con moto) (orchestra, fairground women & men, chorus, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Oh, Sali, look at those lovely, lovely things! (Vrenchen, Sali, fairground women & men, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Well well! What do I see? (First Woman & Man, Vrenchen, Sali, Second Man & Woman, Peasants, fairground women & man, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Come, my Vrenchen! (Sali, Vrenchen, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Dance and song, all day long! (Vagabonds)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: So I must tell you (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: The twilight closes round the garden (Sali, Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: (Moderato) - Vagabonds and comrades! (orchestra, Vagabonds, Vrenchen, Sali, The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Come with us...live in freedom! (Vagabonds, Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Halleo! halleo! (First & Second Bargees, Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Passing strangers, drifting by (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: See, the silver moonlight kisses the woods (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: See, our marriage bed awaits us! (Sali, Vagabonds, Vrenchen, First & Third Bargees)
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'It is strange that as the years go by...' - Florida Suite (III)/Beecham -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Though Delius had by this time...' - A Mass of Life/Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'I never hear that music...' - Paris/Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'The peak of this complicated type of writing...' - Florida Suite (III)/Beecham -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'I must confess...' - Appalachia/Barbirolli -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Surely one can feel there...' - In a Summer Garden/Barbirolli -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'It has been said that Delius is a mood...' - Cello Concerto/du Pré, Sargent -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Delius was certainly the least professional...[demonstrates dictation process at piano]' - Cynara/Shirley-Quirk, Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'When Delius died in 1934...' - An Arabesque/Shirley-Quirk, Groves
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Fish in River (Slowly flowing)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Swallows (Vivo)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): III. An Oyster (Andante)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): IV. A Weather Cock (Moderato)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): V. A Bookworm (In waltz time)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): VI. A Cross of Wood (Moderato)
A Knot of Riddles (1999 Digital Remaster): VII. Sun and Moon (Andante maestoso)
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Veni creator spiritus"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Imple superna gratia"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Infirma nostri corporis"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Accende lumen sensibus"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part One: Hymnus "Veni creator spiritus" - "Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Ewiger Wonnebrand"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Gerettet ist das edle Glied"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Part Two: Final scene from Goethe's "Faust" - "Alles Vergängliche"
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Ouvertüre
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Du kanntest mich, O kleiner Engel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Erste Abteilung (Part One) - Wie anders, Gretchen, war dir's
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die ihr dies Haupt umschwebt im luft'gem Kreise
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Des Lebens Pulse schlagen frisch-lebendig
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ich heiße der Mangel
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Vier sah ich kommen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Die Nacht scheint tiefer tief hereinzudringen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Herbei! herbei! Herein! herein!
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ein Sumpf zieht am Gebirge hin
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Zweite Abteilung (Part Two) - Ihn sättigt keine Lust
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Ewiger Wonnebrand
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Hier ist die Aussicht frei
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Dir, der Unberührbaren
Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust' für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester - Dritte Abteilung (Part Three) - Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "The World Turns On Its Dark Side"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Man Has Measured The Heavens"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Is Evil Then Good?"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "Now In Each Nation" - "When Shall The Userer's City Cease"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "I Have No Money For My Bread"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 1 - "How Can I Cherish My Man In Such Days...Steal Away"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "A Star Rises In Mid-Winter"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "And A Time Came"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "O My Son!"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "Nobody Knows The Trouble I See"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "The Boy Becomes Desperate In His Agony"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "They Took A Terrible Vengeance"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "Go Down, Moses"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "My Dreams Are All Shattered"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 2 - "What Have I Done To You, My Son?...O, By And By"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Cold Deepens"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Soul Of Man"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "The Words Of Wisdom Are These"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "I Would Know My Shadow And My Light"
Tippett: A Child of our Time / Part 3 - "Deep River"
1. Allegro: Dixit Dominus
2. Largo: Donec ponam
3. Allegro: Virgam virtutis tuae
4. Andante: Tecum principium
5. Adagio - Allegro: Juravit
6. Allegro: Dominus a dextris tuis
7. Largo - Allegro molto: Judicabit
8. Andante: De torrente
9. Allegro: Gloria Patri
10. Allegro: Sicut erat
Overture
2. Chorus: "Mourn, ye afflicted children"
3. Recit.: "Well, may our sorrows, brethren, flow"
4. Duet: "From this dread scene"
5. Chorus: "For Sion lamentation make"
6. Recit.: "Not vain is all the storm of grief"
7. Aria: "Pious orgies, pious airs"
8. Chorus: "Oh Father, whose Almighty pow'r"
9. Recit.: "I feel, I fee the Deity within"
10. Aria: "Arm, arm, ye brave!"
11. Chorus: "We come, we come, in bright array"
12. Recit.: "'Tis well, my friends"
13. Aria: "Call forth thy pow'rs, my soul"
14. Recit.: "To Heav'n's Almighty king we kneel"
15. Aria: "Oh liberty, thou choicest treasure"
16. Aria: "Come, ever-smiling liberty"
17. Recit.: "Oh Judas, may these noble views inspire"
18. Aria: "'Tis liberty, dear liberty alone"
19. Duet: "Come, ever-smiling liberty"
20. Chorus: "Lead on, lead on! Judah disdains"
21. Recit.: "So will'd my father, now a rest"
22. Semi-chorus: "Disdainfull of danger"
23. Recit.: "Ambition! if e'er honour was thine aim"
24. Aria: "No unhallow'd desire"
25. Recit.: "Haste we, my brethren"
26. Chorus: "Hear us Lord, on thee we call"
27. Chorus: "Fall'n is the foe"
28. Recit.: "Victorious hero! Fame shall tell"
29. Aria: "So rapid thy course is"
30. Recit.: "Well, may we hope our freedom to receive"
31./32. Duet and Chorus:"Sion now her head shall rise"
33. Recit.: "Oh let eternal honours crown his name"
34. Aria: "From mighty kings he took the spoil"
35./36. Duet and Chorus: "Hail, hail, Judea, happy land!"
37. Recit.: "Thanks to my brethren, but look up to Heav'n"
38. Aria: "How vain is man, who boasts in fight"
39. Recit.: "Oh Judas, oh my brethren!"
40./41. Aria and chorus: "Ah! wretched, wretched Israel!"
42. Recit.: "Be comforted"
43. Aria: "The Lord worketh wonders"
44. Recit.:"My arms! - against this Gorgias will I go"
45. Aria: "Sound an alarm!" 46. Chorus: "We hear, we hear the pleasing dreadful sound"
47. Recit.: "Enough!" To Heav'n we leave the rest"
48. Aria: "With pious hearts, and brave as pious"
49. Recit.: "Ye worshippers of God"
50. Aria: "Wise men, flatt'ring, may deceive us"
51. Duet: "Oh! never, never bow we down" - 52. Chorus: We never, never will bow down
53. Aria: "Father of Heav'n! from Thy eternal throne"
54. Recit.: "See, see yon flames"
55. Recit.: "Oh grant it, Heav'n"
56. Aria: "So shall the lute and harp awake"
57. Recit.: "From Capharsalama, on eagle wings I fly"
58. Chorus Of Youth:"See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"- Chorus Of Virgins: "See, The Godlike Youth Advance!" - Chorus: "See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"
59. March
60. Chorus: "Sing unto God"
61. Recit.: " Sweet flow the strains"
62. Aria: "With honour let desert be crown'd"
63. Recit: "Peace to my countrymen"
64. Chorus:"To our great God be all the honours giv'n"
65. Recit.: "Again to earth let gratitude descend"
66. Aria, Duett:"Oh Lovely Peace, With Plenty Crown'd"
67. Aria: "Rejoice, oh Judah! and in songs devine"
68. Chorus: "Hallelujah! Amen!"
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Dixit Dominus
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Virgam virtutis
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Tecum principium
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): IV. Juravit Dominus
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): V. Secundum ordinem Melchisedech
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): VI. Dominus a dextris tuis
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): VII. De torrento in via
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) (1988 Digital Remaster): VIII. Gloria
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Prelude (Lento, mistico - Moderato - Andantino - Come prima)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Jesu, Maria - I am near to death (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: So pray for me...Kyrie eleison...Holy Mary, pray for him (Gerontius, semi-chorus, chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Rouse thee, my fainting soul...Be merciful (Gerontius, chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: I can no more (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Rescue him, O Lord (chorus, Gerontius, semi-chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Novissima hora est (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Proficiscere, anima Christiana (Priest)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Go in the name of Angels (chorus, Priest, semi-chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I: Go forth upon thy journey (Priest, chorus, semi-chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Introduction (Andantino)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: I went to sleep (Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Another marvel (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: My work is done (Angel, Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: It is a member of that family (Soul, Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: But hark! Upon my senses (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Low-born clods of brute earth (chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Dispossessed, aside thrust (chorus, Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: The mind bold and indepent (chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: I see not those false spirits (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: There was a mortal (Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Praise to the Holiest (semi-chorus, chorus, Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: The sound is like the rushing of the wind (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Glory to Him (chorus, semi-chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: They sing of thy approaching agony (Angel, semi-chorus, Soul, chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: And now on the threshold (Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Praise to the Holiest (chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Thy judgment now is near (Angel, Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Jesu! By that shuddering dread (Angel of the Agony, Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Be merciful, be gracious (semi-chorus, chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Praise to His Name! (Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Take me away (Soul)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II: Softly and gently (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus)
The Bells Op. 35 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro ma non tanto
The Bells Op. 35 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Lento
The Bells Op. 35 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Presto
The Bells Op. 35 (1989 Digital Remaster): IV. Lento lugubre
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: The Representation of Chaos (orchestra)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: In the beginning (bass & tenor recit. with chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: Now vanish before the holy beams (tenor with chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: And God made the firmament (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: The marv'llous work behold amazed (chorus with soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: And God said, Let the waters (soprano recitative)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: Rolling in foaming billows (bass)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: And God said, Let the earth (soprano recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: With verdure clad (soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: And the heavenly host (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: Awake the harp (chorus)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: And God said, Let there be lights (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: In splendour bright (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part I: The heavens are telling (chorus with trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And God said, Let the waters (soprano recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: On mighty pens uplifted (soprano)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And God created great whales (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And the angels (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: Most beautiful appear (trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: The Lord is great (chorus with trio)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And God said, Let the earth (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: Straight opening her fertile womb (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: Now heaven in fullest glory shone (bass)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And God created Man (tenor recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: In native worth (tenor)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: And God saw everything (bass recit.)
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: Achieved is the glorious work (chorus) -
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: On Thee each living soul awaits (trio) -
The Creation H XXI:2 (1988 Digital Remaster), Part II: Achieved is the glorious work (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster): Kyrie (chorus, sop, alto, tenor, bass)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi (bass, chorus) (Keith Harvey, cello)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (chorus, sop)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Credo: Credo in unum Deum (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Credo: Et incarnatus est (bass, sop, tenor, alto, chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die (chorus, quartet)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Credo: Et vitam venturi saeculi (chorus, quartet)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster): Sanctus (alto, chorus, tenor)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster): Benedictus (quartet, chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (chorus)
Mass No. 10 in C 'Missa in tempore belli' (Paukenmesse) H XXII:9 (2006 - Remaster), Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (chorus, quartet)
1. Truth (Sonnet 3)
2. Morning (Sonnet 20)
3. Love (Sonnet 25)
4. Separation (madrigal)
5. Anger (Sonnet 4)
6. Dante (Sonnet 1)
7. To the Exile (Sonnet 2)
8. Creativity (Sonnet 61)
9. Night (dialogue)
10. Death (Sonnet 69)
11. Immortality
"Veni creator spiritus"
"Imple superna gratia"
"Infirma nostri corporis"
"Accende lumen sensibus"
"Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia"
"Gloria sit Patri Domino"
Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
"Ewiger Wonnebrand"
"Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen"
"Gerettet ist das edle Glied"
"Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest"
"Höchste Herrscherin der Welt"
"Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen"
"Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche"
"Blicket auf zum Retterblick"
"Alles Vergängliche"
Duruflé: Requiem - Introït: Kyrie
Duruflé: Requiem - Domine Jesu Christe
Duruflé: Requiem - Sanctus
Duruflé: Requiem - Pie Jesu
Duruflé: Requiem - Agnus Dei
Duruflé: Requiem - Lux Aeterna
Duruflé: Requiem - Libera me
Duruflé: Requiem - In paradisum
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Salus Aeterna"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, In His Holy Name"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Command"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Adept In Magic"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "The Waters Of Babylon"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Sirs, What Is This?"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "We Do Not Lack Enemies"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "By the Royal Decree"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - Procession
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Merodak! Lord Of Creation"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Bring Them Here Before My Majesty"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O King, Nebuchadnezzar"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O All Ye Works Of the Lord"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "O Ye Winter and Summer"
Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 - "Good People, We Have Shown You Here"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Jam Lucis Orto Sidere"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Ah You People"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - The Ceremony
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "I Am Father To You All"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Forgive My Asking You"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Father, May I Speak To You?"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Take Your Due Portion"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Go, If You Must Go"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Welcome, Welcome Stranger!"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Are Tired From a Long Journey"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Nights Are Days"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "You Have Gambled and Lost"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "Now - I Have Done What I Said"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "With Joy I Sowed"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Son"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "O Sing Unto the Lord"
Britten: The Prodigal Son, Op.81 - "My Children, You Have Seen"
"Over Hill, Over Dale"
"Oberon Is Passing Fell and Wrath"
"Well, Go Thy Way"
"How Now My Love?"
"Be It On Lion, Bear, Or Wolf, Or Bull"
"Welcome Wanderer!"
"Is All Our Company Here?"
"Fair Love, You Faint With Wand'ring In the Wood"
"Through the Forest Have I Gone"
"Stay, Though Thou Kill Me, Sweet Demetrius"
"Come, Now A Roundel and A Fairy Song"
"You Spotted Snakes With Double Tongue"
"What Thou Seest When Thou Dost Wake"
Introduction: The wood
"Are We All Met?"
"I See Their Knavery"
"Be Kind and Courteous To This Gentleman"
"Hail, Mortal, Hail!"
"I Have A Reas'nable Good Ear In Music"
"How Now, Mad Spirit?"
"Flower Of This Purple Dye"
"Puppet? Why So?"
"This Is Thy Negligence"
"Up and down, Up and Down"
"On the Ground, Sleep Sound"
"My Gentle Robin, See'st Thou This Sweet Sight?"
"Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!"
"When My Cue Comes, Call Me"
"Have You Sent To Bottom's House?"
"Now, Fair Hippolyta"
"If We Offend, It Is With Our Good Will"
"Gentles, Perchange You Wonder At This Show"
"In This Same Interlude It Doth Befall"
"O Grim-Look'd Night, O Night With Hue So Black"
"O Wall, Full Often Hast Thou Heard My Moans"
"You Ladies, You Whose Gentle Hearts Do Fear"
"This Lanthorn Doth the Horned Moon Present"
"Sweet Moon, I Thank Thee For Thy Sunny Beams"
"Asleep, My Love?"
"Come, Your Bergomask"
"Now the Hungry Lion Roars"
1. Prelude
2. The Tornament
3. Recitative & Fight
4. Entrance of the Queen
5. Recitative
6. The two Lords' Explanation
7. Raleigh's Song
8. Ensemble of Reconciliation
9. Recitative & Final March
10. Prelude & Dialogue
11. The Queen's Song
12. Cecil's Song of Government
13. Recitative & Essex's Entry
14. First Lute Song
15. Second Lute Song
16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex
17. Soliloquy & Prayer
18. Prelude & Welcome
19. The Masque
20. Finale
21. Prelude & Song
22. Duet
23. Double Duet
24. Quartet
25. Pavane
26. Conversation
27. Galliard
28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance
29. Lavolta
30. Conversation
31. Morris dance
32. Recitative
33. The Queen's Burlesque
34. Quartet
35. March
36. The Queen's Announcement
37. Ensemble
38. Coranto
39. Prelude & Chatter
40. Essex's Intrusion
41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex
42. The Dressing-Table Song
43. The Entrance of Cecil
44. Cecil's Report
45. Discussion


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