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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 

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