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Britten: Saint Nicholas - A Ceremony of Carols / Temple, BBC Concert Orchestra

Britten / Temple / Le Brocq / Pryce
Release Date: 11/06/2020 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 649  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mark Le BrocqSally Pryce
Conductor:  David Temple
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert OrchestraCrouch End Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Crouch End Festival Chorus presents two Britten classics: Saint Nicolas and A Ceremony of Carols. Full of vibrancy and drama, Saint Nicolas is performed alongside the fabulous BBC Concert Orchestra and features tenor Mark Le Brocq as well as Coldfall Primary School Choir, members of Hertfordshire Chorus and Hannah Brine Choirs. The ever-popular A Ceremony of Carols is performed with harpist Sally Pryce, with both works conducted by David Temple. A Ceremony of Carols (1942/3) and Saint Nicolas (1948) are the earliest works that Benjamin Britten composed for public performance primarily for boys’ voices. These performances, recorded here at London’s All Saint’s Church and Alexandra Palace Theatre, truly show how glorious these two pieces of Read more music are, and why they have remained so popular. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Sally Pryce (Harp)
Conductor:  David Temple
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Crouch End Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
2.
Saint Nicolas, Op. 42 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Sally Pryce (Harp)
Conductor:  David Temple
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra,  Crouch End Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; England 

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