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Britten: Choral Dances; Bliss, Holst / Wetton, Hill, et al

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
>Holst, Gustav : Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100
>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Pastoral
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"From 1885, comes this reissue of three less than obvious English choral works. Notable throughout are the gentleness and delicacy of Wetton's interpretations. Never tentative or imprecise, the voices blend beautifully, sitting lightly above the harp accompaniment in the Brittonand Holst. The upper voices in particular shine with a luminous quality, and are wonderfully fast and flexible." ***** - Janet Banks BBC

'I loved this record ... and the programme itself is a delight' (Gramophone)

'A delightful coupling of rare British choral works' (BBC Record Review)

'This attractive English collection is a specially welcome addition to the CD catalogue' (Gramophone)

'With glowing sound and very attractive works for coupling, this is an outstanding bargain issue' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)



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>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  • Performer: Thelma Owen (Harp)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Orchestra
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Holst, Gustav : Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 :: Hymn to the Da
  • Performers: Shirley Minty (Alto); Thelma Owen (Harp)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Singers
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1908-1914

>Holst, Gustav : Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 :: Hymn to the Wa
  • Performers: Shirley Minty (Alto); Thelma Owen (Harp)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Singers
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1908-1914

>Holst, Gustav : Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 :: Hymn to Vena
  • Performers: Shirley Minty (Alto); Thelma Owen (Harp)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Orchestra
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1908-1914

>Holst, Gustav : Choral Hymns (4 groups) from the Rig Veda, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 26, H. 97-100 :: Hymn of the Tr
  • Performers: Shirley Minty (Alto); Thelma Owen (Harp)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Orchestra
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1908-1914

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Pastoral :: Lie Strewn the White Flocks, for solo voice, chorus, flute, timpani & strings, Op. 46, F
  • Performers: Shirley Minty (Alto); Judith Pearce (Flute)
  • Conductor: Hilary Wetton
  • Ensemble: Holst Orchestra
  • Notes: St. Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, London, England (03/16/1985-03/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928