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Britten: Noye's Fludde / Wilks, Wilson, Wyn, BBC Concert

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Noye's Fludde, children's opera, Op. 59
>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This production has the benefit of very strong voices in Benjamin Luxon - resonant and impressive as 'The Voice of God' and David Wilson-Johnson as a somewhat put-upon 'Noye'... This CD is worth it for the big names and vast forces of Noye's Fludde alone, and the coupling makes it doubly attractive. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a souvenir from some school production with only local interest. This recording can hold its own in any catalogue, and deserves as much recognition as any around." -MusicWeb



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>Britten, Benjamin : Noye's Fludde, children's opera, Op. 59
  • Performers: Tristan Fry (Percussion); Tristan Fry (Timpani); Michael Dore (Double Bass); Benjamin Luxon (Voice); Richard Watson (Double Bass); Judy Barnett (Violin); Jonathan Smith (Violin); Sophie Harris (Recorder); Corinne O'Sullivan (Cello); Lawrence Durkin (Cello); Russell Durkin (Violin); Stephanie Lane (Percussion); Hao-Ming-Yau (Violin); Jack Parker (Recorder); Wendy Weinstock (Recorder); Emma Dawson (Recorder); Livia Harris (Recorder); Mìra Higgins; Jennifer Bate (Organ); Elizabeth Shepherd (Piano); Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Alto); Charlotte Simmons (Recorder); Clare Rossiter (Soprano); Lucy Dawson (Recorder); Elizabeth Halpern (Violin); William Snow (Recorder); Pamela Mason (Violin); Juliette Mullin (Recorder); Eleanor Cook (Viola); Alexander Snow (Recorder); Hannah Mulder (Soprano); Christine Berry (Double Bass); Helen Cass (Violin); Kevin Tomkins (Violin); Cynthia Fleming (Violin); Holly Clarke (Recorder); Georgina Revell (Recorder); Katherine Davidson (Violin); Selena Mirams (Violin); Myriam Taoudi (Recorder); Jennifer Watts (Violin); Louise Dorrington; Luisa Gerstein (Recorder); Elizabeth Yarde-Martin (Recorder); Emily Mott (Violin); Ann Clausen (Percussion); Peter Davis (Violin); Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guard (Bugle); Rhiannon White (Viola); Nigel Blomiley (Cello); Paul Lovegrove (Percussion); Lorna Lyons (Violin); Helen Kendrick; Jenny Slattery (Recorder); Kate Robson (Recorder); Lucy Colwell (Violin); Susan Alleyne (Violin); Francoise Roberts; Helen Sheldon (Violin); Richard Wise (Piano); Joanne Ankier (Cello); Roisin Healy (Recorder); Imogen Rush (Soprano); Adam Dennis (Percussion); Louisa Anderson (Recorder); Emma Kraemer (Violin); Rosie Kennally (Violin); Lindsey Waller (Double Bass); George Harrison (Recorder); Amy Lane (Percussion); David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone); Daniel Sutcliffe (Violin); John Langley (Violin); Sophie Curtis (Recorder); Martin Hooley (Viola); Lara Rosenthal (Recorder); Dominic Hargreaves (Violin); Paul Dowling (Violin); Aisha Phoenix (Viola); Ned Dyke-Coombes (Violin); Claus en (Percussion); Matthew Connell (Treble); James Deacon (Violin); Terence McDermott (Viola); Emily Cinnamon (Recorder); H. Baylav (Violin); Oliver Belas (Percussion); Andrew Leveson (Treble); Frank Carson (Recorder); Ellie Douglas (Cello)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Wilks
  • Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra members
  • Notes: Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England (10/18/1997-10/19/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1957

>Britten, Benjamin : A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
  • Performers: Louisa Anderson (Recorder); Emily Cinnamon (Recorder); Ellie Douglas (Cello); Aisha Phoenix (Viola); Oliver Belas (Percussion); Harriet Plewis (Voice); Paul Dowling (Violin); Dominic Hargreaves (Violin); Daniel Sutcliffe (Violin); Sophie Curtis (Recorder); Lara Rosenthal (Recorder); Ned Dyke-Coombes (Violin); Jeffrey Dyball (Harp); Lorna Lyons (Violin); Rhiannon White (Viola); Adam Dennis (Percussion); Livia Harris (Recorder); Juliette Mullin (Recorder); Lawrence Durkin (Cello); Victoria Gunning (Voice); Frank Carson (Recorder); Emily Mott (Violin); Helen Kendrick; Rosie Kennally (Violin); Eleanor Cook (Viola); Mìra Higgins; Paul Lovegrove (Percussion); Sarah Mortimer (Voice); Emma Kraemer (Violin); Russell Durkin (Violin); Pamela Mason (Violin); Hao-Ming-Yau (Violin); Kevin Tomkins (Violin); Katherine Davidson (Violin); Georgina Revell (Recorder); Holly Clarke (Recorder); Cynthia Fleming (Violin); Selena Mirams (Violin); Helen Sheldon (Violin); Nigel Blomiley (Cello); Jenny Slattery (Recorder); Jessie Holder (Voice); Elizabeth Yarde-Martin (Recorder); Luisa Gerstein (Recorder); Louise Dorrington; Jennifer Watts (Violin); Joanne Ankier (Cello); Ann Clausen (Percussion); Terence McDermott (Viola); Amy Lane (Percussion); Fanfare Trumpeters of the Welsh Guard (Bugle); Lucy Colwell (Violin); Tristan Fry (Timpani); Susan Alleyne (Violin); Richard Wise (Piano); Francoise Roberts; Kate Robson (Recorder); Sophie Harris (Recorder); Tristan Fry (Percussion); Myriam Taoudi (Recorder); Michael Dore (Double Bass); Richard Watson (Double Bass); Judy Barnett (Violin); Jonathan Smith (Violin); Martin Hooley (Viola); Claus en (Percussion); George Harrison (Recorder); Roisin Healy (Recorder); Alexander Snow (Recorder); Helen Cass (Violin); Wendy Weinstock (Recorder); Jennifer Bate (Organ); Stephanie Lane (Percussion); H. Baylav (Violin); Emma Dawson (Recorder); Jai Pond (Voice); Lucy Dawson (Recorder); Elizabeth Halpern (Violin); William Snow (Recorder); Charlotte Simmons (Recorder); Elizabeth Shepherd (Piano); Jack Parker (Recorder); Emma Lindars (Voice); Christine Berry (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Wilks
  • Ensemble: Finchley Children's Music Group
  • Running Time: 20 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1942