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Copland: Simple Gifts / Halsey, Et Al


Release Date: 02/02/2010 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 40611   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandBenjamin BrittenMichael TippettSamuel Barber,   ... 
Performer:  Philip MayersSophie KlussmanJudith SimonisBianca Reim,   ... 
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Male ChorusBerlin Radio ChorusBerlin Radio Female Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players. This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Male Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Sophie Klussman (Soprano), Judith Simonis (Alto), Bianca Reim (Soprano),
Axel Scheidig (Bass), Christoph Leonhradt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Length: 11 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Male Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 3, Bonny Earl o' Moray by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 1, Salley Gardens by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Folksongs (7), Volume 1: no 7, Oliver Cromwell by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. A child of our time: Negro Spirituals (5) by Michael Tippett
Performer:  René Vosskühler (Tenor), Judith Simonis (Alto), Michael Timm (Bass),
Isabelle Vosskühler (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Length: 13 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Old American Songs, Set 1: The Boatmen's Dance by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Georg Witt (Bass), Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Old American Songs, Set 1: The Dodger by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Jörg Schneider (Baritone), Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Old American Songs, Set 1: I bought me a cat by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano), Thomas Pfützner (Bass), René Vosskühler (Tenor),
Jörg Schneider (Baritone)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano), Sabine Puhlmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12. The Place of the Blest: Alleluia by Randall Thompson
Performer:  Philip Mayers (Piano)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Female Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Christoph Leonhradt (Tenor), Tobias Schweder (Percussion)
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Male Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Old American Songs I (version for male choir): Old American Songs I: IV. Simple Gifts (version for male choir)
Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27
The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
3 Folk Songs (arr. E. Walters): No. 1. The Bonnie Earl O'Moray
3 Folk Songs (arr. E. Walters): No. 2. The Salley Gardens
3 Folk Songs (arr. E. Walters): No. 3. Oliver Cromwell
5 Negro Spirituals (from A Child of our Time): No. 1. Steal away
5 Negro Spirituals (from A Child of our Time): No. 2. Nobody knows
5 Negro Spirituals (from A Child of our Time): No. 4. By and by
5 Negro Spirituals (from A Child of our Time): No. 5. Deep river
Old American Songs I (version for male choir): I. The Boatmen's Dance
Old American Songs I (version for male choir): II. The Dodger
Old American Songs I (version for male choir): V. I Bought Me a Cat
Agnus Dei, Op. 11
Alleluia
A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15
Old American Songs I (version for female choir): Old American Songs I: IV. Simple Gifts (version for female choir)

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