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Tippett conducts Tippett - Concertos, Ritual Dances, etc

Album Summary

>Tippett, Michael : Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer Marriage", for chorus ad lib & orchestra
>Tippett, Michael : The Midsummer Marriage, opera in 3 acts
>Tippett, Michael : Praeludium, for brass, bells & percussion
>Tippett, Michael : Suite in D major for the birthday of Prince Charles
>Tippett, Michael : Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Bonny At Morn, for unison chorus & 3 recorders
>Tippett, Michael : Crown of the year
>Tippett, Michael : Music, for unison chorus, strings & piano ad lib
>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
>Tippett, Michael : Triple Concerto, for violin, viola, cello & orchestra
>Tippett, Michael : Piano Concerto
>Tippett, Michael : Concerto for Double String Orchestra
>Tippett, Michael : The Blue Guitar, for guitar solo
>Tippett, Michael : Little Music
>Tippett, Michael : Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
>Tippett, Michael : Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD set is released in honor of Sir Michael Tippett, who passed away on January 8th, 1998. It contains important recordings of some of his major works. "This excellent compilation is warmly recommended" -BBC Music Magazine



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Works Details

>Tippett, Michael : Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer Marriage", for chorus ad lib & orchestra
  • Performers: Rita Cullis (Soprano); Margaret MacDonald (Mezzo Soprano); Mark Curtis (Tenor); Matthew Best
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Notes: St. Aidan's Church, Leeds (11/15/1989-11/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Tippett, Michael : The Midsummer Marriage, opera in 3 acts :: Sosostris's Aria
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Notes: St. Aidan's Church, Leeds (11/15/1989-11/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1946-1952

>Tippett, Michael : Praeludium, for brass, bells & percussion
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Notes: St. Aidan's Church, Leeds (11/15/1989-11/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Tippett, Michael : Suite in D major for the birthday of Prince Charles
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Notes: St. Aidan's Church, Leeds (11/15/1989-11/16/1989)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Tippett, Michael : Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1952

>Tippett, Michael : The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1944

>Tippett, Michael : Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Tippett, Michael : Bonny At Morn, for unison chorus & 3 recorders
  • Performers: Maurice Hodges (Recorder); Michael Copley (Recorder); Evelyn Nallen (Recorder)
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Tippett, Michael : Crown of the year
  • Performers: Jeremy Cornes (Percussion); Peter Hamburger (Percussion); John Anderson (Oboe); Colin Lawson (Clarinet); Martin Westlake (Percussion); Maurice Hodges (Recorder); Michael Copley (Recorder); Graham Ashton (Trumpet); Martin Jones (Piano); Evelyn Nallen (Recorder)
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1958

>Tippett, Michael : Music, for unison chorus, strings & piano ad lib
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
  • Notes: Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, England (05/14/1990-05/15/1990)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Tippett, Michael : Triple Concerto, for violin, viola, cello & orchestra
  • Performers: Alexander Baillie (Cello); Ernst Kovacic (Violin); Gérard Caussé (Viola)
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 35 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1978-1979

>Tippett, Michael : Piano Concerto
  • Performer: Martino Tirimo (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Tippett
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 36 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1953-1955

>Tippett, Michael : Concerto for Double String Orchestra
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (06/27/1987-06/29/1987)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1938-1939

>Tippett, Michael : The Blue Guitar, for guitar solo
  • Performer: Craig Ogden (Guitar)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, Wales (03/28/1994-03/29/1994)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982-1983

>Tippett, Michael : Little Music :: I. Prelude. Maestoso II. Fugue. Allegro moderato III. Air. Andan
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (05/18/1991-05/19/1991)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Tippett, Michael : Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
  • Notes: Chapel of St. John's College, Cambridge, England (07/25/1991-07/27/1991)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Tippett, Michael : Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (05/18/1991-05/19/1991)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953