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Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols / King's College Choir


Release Date: 03/23/2004 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 62797   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  James ClarkOsian EllisJulian GodleeRichard Cross,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir David WillcocksSir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Ceremony of Carols...and the Missa Brevis...here are dramatic as well as beautiful... [In] Rejoice of the Lamb...the biting climaxes are sung with passionate incisiveness, while James Bowman is in his element in the delightful passage which tells you that 'the mouse is a creature of great personal valour.' The Te Deum setting and Jubilate make an extra bonus and are no less well sung and recorded.

-- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]
...Ceremony of Carols...and the Missa Brevis...here are dramatic as well as beautiful... [In] Rejoice of the Lamb...the biting climaxes are sung with passionate incisiveness, while James Bowman is in his element in the delightful passage which tells you that 'the mouse is a creature of great personal valour.' The Te Deum setting and Jubilate make an extra bonus and are no less well sung and recorded.

-- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  James Clark (Tenor), Osian Ellis (Harp), Julian Godlee (Treble)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Language: English 
2.
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Richard Cross (Treble)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Language: English 
3.
Missa Brevis in D major, Op. 63 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Hare (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; England 
Language: Latin 
4.
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  James Lancelot (Organ), Marcus Creed (Bass), Richard Morton (Tenor),
James Bowman (Countertenor), Simon Channing (Treble), David Corkhill (Percussion)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Language: English 
5.
Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  James Lancelot (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Language: Latin 
6.
Te Deum in C major by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Rory Phillips (Treble), James Lancelot (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Language: English 
7.
Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Simon Channing (Treble), James Lancelot (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): I. In a garden shady this holy lady
Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. I cannot grow
Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): I: Procession
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): II: Wolcum Yole!
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. There is no rose
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV: (a) That yongë child
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV: (b) Balulalow
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): V: As dew in Aprille
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VI: This little Babe
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VII: Interlude (Andante pastorale) [harp]
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VIII: In freezing winter night
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IX: Spring Carol
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): X: Deo Gracias!
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): XI: Recession
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Kyrie
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Gloria
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Sanctus
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV. Benedictus
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): V. Agnus Dei
Festival Te Deum Op. 32 (2004 Digital Remaster)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry (treble)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour (alto)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the flowers are great blessings (tenor)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I am under the same accusation (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For He is the spirit (bass and choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Hallelujah (choir)
Te Deum (1934) (2004 Digital Remaster)
Jubilate Deo (1961) (2004 Digital Remaster)

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