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Song NameComposer
Choral Dances From 'Gloriana'Benjamin Britten
The Masque BeginsBenjamin Britten
First Dance: TimeBenjamin Britten
Second Dance: ConcordBenjamin Britten
Third Dance: Time and ConcordBenjamin Britten
Fourth Dance: Country GirlsBenjamin Britten
Fifth Dance: Rustics and FishermenBenjamin Britten
Sixth Dance: Final Dance of HomageBenjamin Britten
Advance DemocracyBenjamin Britten
Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady BarnardBenjamin Britten
A Wedding AnthemBenjamin Britten
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

Directed by Harry Christophers

Most critics consider Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) the most eminent English composer of the twentieth century. His works include masterpieces of choral, operatic, orchestral and chamber music. The works on this album show some of the breadth and range of Britten's choral writing, embracing the masque from his opera Gloriana, his own take on the English part song tradition in Five Flower Songs, and his last work for unaccompanied voices, Sacred and Profane. The latter sets medieval texts described herein as "a mixture of the devotional and the rumbustiously secular". The Sixteen is one of the jewels in the musical crown of Britain, and enjoys a worldwide reputation for clarity and beauty with precision and dramatic intensity. Founded in 1977 by its director, Harry Christophers, its albums have received nearly every major prize of the recording industry including the prestigious Gramophone Award for Early Music. The Sixteen's special reputation for early English polyphony! , masterpieces of the Renaissance, and a diversity of twentieth century music is founded on a naturalness of performance, a revealing clarity and beauty of sound, precision, and a dramatic intensity of delivery. To date, The Sixteen and The Symphony of Harmony and Invention have made over 90 recordings, many award-winning, in a range of work spanning the music of 600 years, rediscovering and performing lost and little-known repertoire.

Item code: 5889C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | England
SCT 709

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