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American Classics - Barber: Choral Music


Release Date: 08/29/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559053   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Vanessa, Op. 32: Under the willow tree by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Twelfth Night, Op. 42 no 1 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
To be sung upon the water, Op. 42 no 2 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29: no 8, The Monk and his Cat by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is a vocal arrangement of the composer's 'Adagio for Strings.' 
7.
Reincarnations, Op. 16 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The Virgin Martyrs, Op. 8 no 1 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Let Down the Bars, O Death, Op. 8 no 2 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 1, A Nun Takes the Veil by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Easter Chorale by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
God's Grandeur by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: On the Death of Antony by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: Death of Cleopatra by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Douglas Lawrence
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ormond College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965-1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/2000 
Venue:  Ormond College Chapel, University of Mel 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Version: 1968 

Sound Samples

A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15
Under the Willow Tree
To be Sung on the Water, Op. 42, No. 2: No. 1. Twelfth Night
To be Sung on the Water, Op. 42, No. 2: No. 2. To be sung on the Water
The Monk and his Cat
Agnus Dei, Op. 11
Reincarnations, Op. 16: I. Mary Hynes
Reincarnations, Op. 16: II. Anthony O'Daly
Reincarnations, Op. 16: III. The Coolin
Let down the bars, O Death, Op. 8, No. 2: No. 1. The Virgin Martyrs
Let down the bars, O Death, Op. 8, No. 2: No. 2. Let down the bars, O Death
4 Songs, Op. 13: No. 1. Heaven-haven
4 Songs, Op. 13: No. 3. Sure on this shining night
Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale)
Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: On the death of Anthony
Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: On the death of Cleopatra
God's Grandeur: God's Grandeur

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