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English Choral Music - Britten: St. Nicolas, etc / Bedford

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
>Britten, Benjamin : Christ's Nativity, Christmas suite for chorus
>Britten, Benjamin : Psalm 150, for children's chorus & instruments, Op. 67
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Performances here are simply glorious. Langridge is a most distinguished interpreter of Britten's music, fully identifying with the music and text." - Parsons, ARG

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Britten's cantata St. Nicolas is another of the great modern pieces on a Christmas theme.



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>Britten, Benjamin : Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
  • Performers: Joseph Cullen (Organ); Rolf Hind (Piano); Philip Langridge; David Norris (Piano)
  • Notes: All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (03/16/1996/03/17/1996)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1948

>Britten, Benjamin : Christ's Nativity, Christmas suite for chorus
  • Performers: Margaret Feaviour (Soprano); Judith Harris
  • Running Time: 15 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1931

>Britten, Benjamin : Psalm 150, for children's chorus & instruments, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: New London Children's Choir
  • Notes: All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London, England (03/16/1996/03/17/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962