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The Best Of Britten


Release Date: 06/24/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8556838   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Michael VolleLynda RussellGeorge McPheeThomas Randle,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher RobinsonSteuart BedfordMartyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College ChoirLondon Symphony OrchestraNorthern Sinfonia,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 2, Sunday Morning by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1944 - 1945). 
3.
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30: no 1, Rejoice in God, O ye tongues by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20: no 1, Lacrymosa by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4: 2nd movement, Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Written: 1933-1934; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90 "A Time There Was": no 1, Cakes and Ale by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1975; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
War Requiem, Op. 66: Requiem Aeternam by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Michael Volle (Baritone), Lynda Russell (Soprano), George McPhee (Organ),
Thomas Randle (Tenor)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edinburgh St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Choir,  Scottish Festival Chorus,  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1934; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a - no 4, Storm by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1944 - 1945). 
10.
Gloriana, Op 53a: 10th movement, Gloriana moritura by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11.
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: 11th movement, Fugue & Finale by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12.
Tell me the truth about love by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Della Jones (Soprano), Steuart Bedford (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
13.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34: Theme by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: no 4, Elegy "O Rose, thou art sick!" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Frank Lloyd (French Horn), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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