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Bear Essentials - Classics For Funerals


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 2418   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachSamuel BarberLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Michael AustinSimon StandageMicaela CombertiJonathan Scott,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry ChristophersSimon StandageMatthias BamertNeeme Järvi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The SixteenThe Sixteen OrchestraCollegium Musicum 90,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Organizing the funeral of a loved one is distressing enough without having to worry about what music to choose, so Chandos has come up with a tasteful selection of tracks commonly played at funerals, and included some of their most requested recordings. Organizing the funeral of a loved one is distressing enough without having to worry about what music to choose, so Chandos has come up with a tasteful selection of tracks commonly played at funerals, and included some of their most requested recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  The Sixteen Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Austin (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin), Micaela Comberti (Violin)
Conductor:  Simon Standage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
5. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 2nd movement, Marcia funebre by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Walter Weller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
8. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9. Sursum corda, Op. 11 "Elevation" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Requiem, Op. 48: Agnus Dei by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jonathan Scott (Organ)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Libby Crabtree (Soprano)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
14. Irish Tune from County Derry "Danny Boy" by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
15. Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 2, Death of Ase by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Vernon Handley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulster Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
16. Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum 90
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Saul, HWV 53: Dead March by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. 
18. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
19. La Vierge: Dernier sommeil de la Vierge by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20. Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Yuri Torchinsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Yan Pascal Tortelier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Introitus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Philip Kenyon (Organ)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22. Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
23. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection omits "Thy hand, Belinda". 
24. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1915
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
25. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
26. Requiem Mass: Agnus Dei by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
27. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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