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Bear Essentials - Classics for Funerals

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Handel, George Frideric : Saul
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
>Walton, William : Henry V
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Elgar, Edward : Sursum Corda, elevation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March" :: Funeral March
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1736

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Libby Crabtree (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations :: Nimrod
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I know that my redeemer liveth
  • Performer: Joan Rodgers (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: Largo
  • Performers: Micaela Comberti (Violin); Simon Standage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Simon Standage
  • Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Méditation
  • Performer: Yuri Torchinsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Louis Lortie (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for string orchestra with 2 horns ad lib.
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1913.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Introitus
  • Performer: Philip Kenyon (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Ensemble: St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge :: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Handel, George Frideric : Saul :: Dead March
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245 :: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen Choir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1977-1980

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Jonathan Scott (Organ)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Walton, William : Henry V :: Touch her soft lips and part
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Death of Åse
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Performer: Michael Austin (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Elgar, Edward : Sursum Corda, elévation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11
  • Conductor: George Hurst
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" :: Marcia funebre
  • Conductor: Walter Weller
  • Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803