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Finzi Singers
Britten: Choral Edition Vol 3

Song NameComposer
To DaffodilsBenjamin Britten
The Succession Of The Four Sweet MonthsBenjamin Britten
Marsh FlowersBenjamin Britten
The Evening PrimroseBenjamin Britten
Ballad Of Green BroomBenjamin Britten
St. Godric's HymnBenjamin Britten
I Mon Waxe WodBenjamin Britten
Lenten Is ComeBenjamin Britten
The Long NightBenjamin Britten
Yif Ic Of Luve CanBenjamin Britten
CarolBenjamin Britten
Ye That Passen ByBenjamin Britten
A DeathBenjamin Britten
Theme: A Boy Was BornBenjamin Britten
Variation I: Lullaby, JesuBenjamin Britten
Variation II: Herod-Benjamin Britten
Variation III: Jesu, As Thou Art Our SaviourBenjamin Britten
Variation IV: The Three KingsBenjamin Britten
Variation V: In The Bleak Mid-Winter-Benjamin Britten
Variation VI: (Finale): NoelBenjamin Britten

Directed by Paul Spicer

Britain's Finzi Singers, under the direction of Paul Spicer, specialize in twentieth-century British choral music. This CD, the third in a series featuring an all-Britten program, includes one of his earliest works, written while he was at the Royal College of Music and experimenting with serial procedures: "A Boy Was Born." One of his last compositions, "Sacred and Profane," written the year before his death in 1976, is a cyclic setting of verse from the 12th and 14th centuries. Also included are "Five Flower Songs" (1942) and "Advanced Democracy" (1938, reflecting the political unrest in Europe). As is typical of contemporary classical, the sound can be tonally ambigious, stylistically discordant and disturbing, though expertly realized.

Item code: 6471C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | England
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