WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Britten: A Ceremony Of Carols, Etc / King's College Choir


Release Date: 03/23/2004 
Label:  Emi Great Artists Of The Century 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. 

Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

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]
Read less

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 

Sound Samples

Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): I. In a garden shady this holy lady
Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. I cannot grow
Hymn to St Cecilia Op. 27 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): I: Procession
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): II: Wolcum Yole!
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. There is no rose
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV: (a) That yongë child
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV: (b) Balulalow
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): V: As dew in Aprille
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VI: This little Babe
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VII: Interlude (Andante pastorale) [harp]
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): VIII: In freezing winter night
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): IX: Spring Carol
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): X: Deo Gracias!
A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (2004 Digital Remaster): XI: Recession
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Kyrie
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Gloria
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Sanctus
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): IV. Benedictus
Missa brevis in D Op. 63 (2004 Digital Remaster): V. Agnus Dei
Festival Te Deum Op. 32 (2004 Digital Remaster)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry (treble)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour (alto)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the flowers are great blessings (tenor)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I am under the same accusation (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For He is the spirit (bass and choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Hallelujah (choir)
Te Deum (1934) (2004 Digital Remaster)
Jubilate Deo (1961) (2004 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In