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A Portrait of Britten / William Boughton, et al

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  1. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Introduction and Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: March $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Romance $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Aria Italiana $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Bourrée Classique $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Wiener Walzer $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Moto Perpetuo $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Funeral March $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Chant $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10: Fugue and Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Boisterous Bourrée $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Playful Pizzicato $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Sentimental Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Frolicsome Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Lachrymae - Reflections On a Song of Dowland (Orchestral Arrangement)
  17. Prelude and Fugue for 18 Part String Orchestra, Op. 29: Prelude: Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Prelude and Fugue for 18 Part String Orchestra, Op. 29: Fugue: Allegro Energico $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: I. Fanfare $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: II. Villes $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: III. Phrase $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: IV. Antique $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: V. Royauté $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: VI. Marine $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: VII. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: VIII. Being Beauteous $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: IX. Parade $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Les Illuminations, Op. 18: X. Départ $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: I. Prologue $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: II. Pastoral $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: III. Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: IV. Elegy $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: V. Dirge $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: VI. Hymn $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: VII. Sonnet $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31: VIII. Epilogue $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Nocturne for Tenor, Seven Obligato Instruments and Strings, Op. 60

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
>Britten, Benjamin : Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a
>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
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Notes & Reviews:

This varied and generous program of Britten's works encompasses the whole of the composer's distinguished career. This specially priced portrait features tenor Jerry Hadley in the "Serenade" with hornist Anthony Halstead.



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>Britten, Benjamin : Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (03/30/1985-03/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Britten, Benjamin : Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (03/30/1985-03/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1934

>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & string orchestra, Op. 48a
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (03/30/1985-03/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1976

>Britten, Benjamin : Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra, Op. 29
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (03/30/1985-03/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (04/11/1991-04/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Britten, Benjamin : Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (04/11/1991-04/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a :: Courtly Dances
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (04/11/1991-04/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Britten, Benjamin : The Young person's guide to the orchestra
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England (04/11/1991-04/12/1991)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : Les Illuminations
  • Performer: Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (08/26/1989-08/28/1989)
  • Running Time: 21 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Britten, Benjamin : Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31
  • Performers: Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Anthony Halstead (Horn)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (08/26/1989-08/28/1989)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Nocturne, Op. 60
  • Performers: David Campbell (Clarinet); Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Peter Hamburger (Timpani); Michael Hirst (Flute); Rachel Masters (Harp); Stephen Roberts (Horn); Keith Rubach (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Ensemble: English String Orchestra
  • Notes: Great Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (08/26/1989-08/28/1989)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958