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Choral Adagios


Release Date: 09/14/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000316102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberCharles GounodGabriel FauréCésar Franck,   ... 
Performer:  James VivianJulia VarádyEdward GardnerAlastair Hussain,   ... 
Conductor:  Terry EdwardsEdward HigginbottomCharles DutoitStephen Cleobury,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London VoicesOxford New College ChoirMontreal Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
2.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Edward Higginbottom.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
3.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  James Vivian (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina coeli laetare by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
6.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
7.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Performer:  Edward Gardner (Cantor), Alastair Hussain (Treble)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter White (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  Capricorn
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Edward Higginbottom. 
11.
What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 2nd mvt, Adagio by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
13.
Shenandoah by Stephen Foster
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: James. 
14.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
15.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Christopher Van Kampen (Cello)
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement, Andantino semplice by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Aronsky (Piano)
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
17.
Vespers, Op. 37: no 3, Blessed is the man by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
18.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Aronsky (Piano)
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
20.
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
21.
El cant del ocells by Pablo Casals
Performer:  Helen Tunstall (Harp)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Edward Higginbottom. 
22.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 78, Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,  Stuttgart Boys Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
23.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
24.
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar: 2nd movement, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Michael Conn (Guitar)
Conductor:  Terry Edwards
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Daryl Runswick. 
25.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's College Choir London
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
26.
Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
27.
Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
28.
Petite Messe solennelle: O salutaris hostia by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
29.
Simple gifts by Joseph Brackett
Conductor:  Jerold Ottley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Lawrence Lyon. 

Sound Samples

Adagio for Strings, Op.11
Ave verum corpus, K.618
Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846 - Arr.E.Higginbottom
Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)
Panis Angelicus
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068 - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Air
Eight Part-songs, Op.119: The Bluebird
Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra - arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Adagio
Cavalleria rusticana: "Regina coeli laetare"
Pavane pour une infante défunte - Arranged by Daryl Runswick
O Salutaris Hostia
Simple Gifts
Song for Athene
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Miserere
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 6. Choral: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Crux Fidelis - Arr. E.Higginbottom after "Ombra ma fu" (Xerses)
What Sweeter Music
String Quintet in C, D.956 - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Adagio
Shenandoah
Requiem, Op.48: 7. In paradisum
String Quartet No.2 in D - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 3. Notturno
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37: 3. "Blazhen muzh"
Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - Arranged by Daryl Runswick: 2. Andante
Cantique De Jean Racine, Op.11
Te Lucis ante Terminum - Arr.E. Higginbottom after Song of the Birds (P.Casals 1876/1973)
St. Matthew Passion / Part 2: No.68 Chorus I/II: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder"

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