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Britten: Choral Edition Vol 2 / Spicer, The Finzi Singers


Release Date: 02/17/1998 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9598   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew LumsdenSusan Drake
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.64) - Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...Chandos's full-bodied recording does ample justice to Paul Spicer's accomplished group of just 18 singers, and the generous playing time is a bonus..."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.64) - Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5) - "...Chandos's full-bodied recording does ample justice to Paul Spicer's accomplished group of just 18 singers, and the generous playing time is a bonus..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jubilate Deo in C major by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Language: Latin 
2.
Te Deum in C major by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Language: Latin 
3.
Antiphon, Op. 56b by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
Language: Latin 
4.
Missa Brevis in D major, Op. 63 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; England 
Language: Latin 
5.
Wedding Anthem, Op. 46 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
6.
Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sung by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Language: English 
7.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Susan Drake (Harp)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Language: English 
8.
Jubilate Deo in E flat major by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Language: Latin 
9.
Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Andrew Lumsden (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Spicer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finzi Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Jubilate Deo
Te Deum in C major: Te Deum
Antiphon, Op. 56b
Missa brevis, Op. 63: Kyrie
Missa brevis, Op. 63: Gloria
Missa brevis, Op. 63: Sanctus -
Missa brevis, Op. 63: Benedictus
Missa brevis, Op. 63: Agnus Dei
A Wedding Anthem, Op. 46: A Wedding Anthem (Amo ergo sum)
Christ's Nativity: Christ's Nativity, Christmas Suite: No. 2. Sweet was the song
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 1. Procession
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 2. Wolcum Yole!
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 3. There is no rose
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 4a. That yonge child
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 4b. Balulalow
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 5. As Dew in Aprille
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 6. This Little Babe
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 7. Interlude
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 8. In Freezing Winter Night
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 9. Spring Carol
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 10. Deo Gracias
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: No. 11. Recession
Festival Te Deum, Op. 32
Jubilate Deo

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