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Benjamin Britten: Choral & Organ Music / Truro Cathedral Choir, Luke Bond, organ, Christopher Gray, conductor

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Te Deum in C major
>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major
>Britten, Benjamin : Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ
>Britten, Benjamin : The Sycamore Tree, carol for chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude & Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, for organ
>Britten, Benjamin : Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63
>Britten, Benjamin : Antiphon, Op. 56b
>Britten, Benjamin : Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30
>Britten, Benjamin : Advance Democracy, for double chorus
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Though Britten's choral music is firmly rooted in the English tradition, it has its own fresh, distinctive voice whose influence has been remarkably far-reaching. The intuitive way he captures the spirit of the text and the nuance of the individual moment is a hallmark of his style.

Benjamin Britten
Choral and organ music
Truro Cathedral Choir
Organist Luke Bond
Directed by Christopher Gray

Te Deum in C (8:41)
Jubilate Deo in E flat (2:52)
Corpus Christi Carol (3:16)
The Sycamore Tree (1:59)
A Hymn to the Virgin (3:47)
Hymn to St Cecilia (10:21)
Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (5:34) Organ soloist: Luke Bond
Missa Brevis (10:32)
Antiphon (6:23)
Rejoice in the Lamb (17:51)
Advance Democracy (3:13)

Total playing time: 74:33

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Truro Cathedral in Cornwall, lovely as it is. The choir of boys and men sings quite prettily. The organ majestically intones its accompaniments and its one solo piece (the Vittoria). The recorded ambiance is quite majestic, with a grand reverberation. In the cathedral the sound can expand and envelop all and everything. This one is for Truro fans and fans of cathedral reverberation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Te Deum in C major
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Ensemble: Truro Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1961

>Britten, Benjamin : The Sycamore Tree, carol for chorus
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
  • Performers: Nicholas Hawker (Tenor); Luke Bond (Organ); Marc Gregory
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude & Fugue on a theme of Vittoria, for organ
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1959

>Britten, Benjamin : Antiphon, Op. 56b
  • Performers: Luke Bond (Organ); Piran Venton (Treble); Jonathan Hunkin (Treble); Glen Badve (Treble)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Britten, Benjamin : Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30
  • Performers: Nicholas Hawker (Tenor); Luke Bond (Organ); Sam Mitchell
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Advance Democracy, for double chorus
  • Performer: Luke Bond (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Gray
  • Notes: Truro Cathedral (07/14/2010-07/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938