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Essential Choral

Essential: Choral / Various
Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 234422   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric HandelFranz Joseph HaydnFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Heather HarperJohn Shirley-QuirkRobert TearPeter Barley,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir Charles MackerrasSir David WillcocksWolfgang Sawallisch,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Gloria in D, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Heather Harper (), John Shirley-Quirk (), Robert Tear ()
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Deutsche Messe, D. 872: Heilig, heilig, heilig by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826-1827; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Messa di Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo - In terra pax - Laudamus te by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Te Deum: 4. Tu, Christe, Rex Gloriae - Prière by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  John Nelson
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Conductor:  Maurice Handford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Vespers, Op. 37: no 6, Hail, Virgin, Mother of God by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  John Poole
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Peter Barley (Organ), José Luis Garcia (Violin)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Totus tuus, Op. 60 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Te Deum in D major, H 146: Pleni sunt coeli et terra by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocals] Roberts (), Eiddwen Harrhy (), Felicity Lott (),
Ian Partridge ()
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Philip Ledger
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Passion Chorale: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded by Hans Leo Hassler
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Moravia 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
The Creation: Awake the harp by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Elijah: And then shall your light break forth by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 08/11/1846 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
L'Enfance du Christ: L'Adieu des bergers (Shepherds' Farewell) by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Period: Romantic 
Written: 10/1850-07/1854; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Requiem, Op. 9: Agnus Dei by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Peter Barley (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Gloria in G major: Laudamus te by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Chichester Psalms: 1. Maestoso ma energico - Allegro molto by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Daniel Sladden (), David Corkhill (Percussion), Rachel Masters (Harp),
John Bowley (), Peter Barley (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Modern 
Written: 1965; United States of Ame 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Hill
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Requiem: Requiem aeternam by John Rutter
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
A Mass for Peace "The Armed Man": Agnus Dei by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Paul Beniston (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Karl Jenkins
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Messa da Requiem (Excerpt): Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Carmina burana: no 1, O fortuna by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Miserere mei Deus by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Gerald Finley (Cantor)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1603; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Bell (Organ)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Regina coeli, K. 127: Regina coeli by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Neumann
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James [Bass Vocal] Morris ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Cum sancto spiritu by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, Op. 48 No. 4: Die Himmel rühmen by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Pitz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1798-1800 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra) by Charles H. Parry
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; United Kingdom 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (Bach): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (Mozart): Lacrimosa

Sound Samples

Gloria in D, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No. 147) (1989 - Remaster)
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah ed. Basil Lam) (1987 - Remaster)
Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20)
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: Magnificat
Requiem in D Minor, K.626, III. Sequenz: 6. Lacrimosa
Regina coeli in B flat K127 (Allegro maestoso)
The heavens are telling (The Creation: Part 1) (1988 - Remaster)
Deutsche Messe, D.872: V. Sanctus
'Ode to Joy' from Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125
Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45: IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Mässig bewegt)
Messa di Gloria, Op.posth., Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo - In terra pax - Laudamus te
Te Deum, Op.22: IV. Christe, Rex gloriae - Hymne
Panis angelicus (1988 Digital Remaster)
Cantique De Jean Racine
Ave Maria from Vespers Op.37
Requiem, Op.48: In Paradisum
Totus tuus, Op.60
Jerusalem (1996 - Remaster)
Te Deum H146: Pleni sunt coeli et terra (1989 - Remaster)
"Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" Kantate BWV 140: IV. Zion hört die Wächter singen (Choral)
Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem for George II ed. Basil Lam) (1994 - Remaster)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, Missa: Cum Sancto Spiritu (chorus)
Thou knowest, Lord from Funeral Music for Queen Mary 1695 (1989 - Remaster)
For unto us a child is born (from Messiah ed. Basil Lam) (1989 Digital Remaster)
O sacred head, sore wounded ('Passion Chorale': English Hymnal No. 102; O Haupt voll Blud und Wunden from the St Matthew Passion BWV244 Nos. 21 & 72) (1994 - Remaster)
Ave verum corpus, K.618
The Creation: Awake the harp (ed. Nichols Temperley)
Sechs Lieder Op. 48: Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur (Die Himmel rühmen) Op.48 No.4
And then shall your light break forth (from Elijah) (1988 Digital Remaster)
L'Enfance du Christ Op. 25: L'Adieu des bergers (Shepherds' Farewell) (1994 Digital Remaster)
Agnus Dei from Requiem Op. 9
Laudamus te from Gloria
Chichester Psalms (reduced scoring): I. Maestoso ma energico - Allegro molto (Urah, hanevel, v'chinor! (wds. Psalms 108 and 100) )
The Lamb
Agnus Dei
Requiem: I. Requiem aeternam
Agnus Dei
Messa da Requiem: Dies irae (opening) (1986 Digital Remaster)
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna (Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi)

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