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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Hymn to the Virgin; A...
Performers: Baker, Martin [Choral Conductor]; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Neary, Martin
Ensemble: ; Westminster Abbey Choir

This setting of eleven texts from the English Galaxy of Shorter Poems displays Britten's immense abilities to find a huge wealth of musical textures and...continue...
This superior recording with the Westminster Abbey Choir includes "A Ceremony of Carols," "Rejoice in the Lamb," "A Hymn to the Virgin" and "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac." ~ Gina Boldman...continue...
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Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth
Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth

25 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2013-12-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle V; Canticle IV; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Farnsworth, Marcus; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Wakeford, Lucy; Watkins, Richard [Horn]

'A masterclass in producing expressively direct and unaffected Britten' was the Guardian's verdict on the sold-out Wigmore Hall concert on November 30, 2012 featuring all...continue...
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Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano
Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano

1 CD / Stone Records / 2013-11-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano; Canticle IV; Canticle V
Performers: Gould, Christopher; Norman, Daniel; Towers, William; Watkins, Richard [Horn]; Webb, Hugh; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

A wonderful new live recording of Britten's Canticles, recorded live in Oxford's Holywell Music Room to celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth. The disc...continue...
Recording information: Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK (02/15/2013-02/16/2013)....continue...
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Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]
Britten: The Complete Works [66 CDs]

66 CD / Decca / 2013-08-13

Works: Benjamin Britten: Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17; Peter Grimes; The Rape of Lucretia; Albert Herring, Op. 39; Billy Budd, Op. 50; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; A M...
Performers: Alley, John [Piano]; Apekisheva, Katya; Ashton, Graham; Atherton, Elizabeth; Auchincloss, Daniel; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Ballard, Jeremy; Barantschik, Alexander; Bashmet, Yuri [Con...
Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Britten, Benjamin; Mackerras, Charles; Bedford, Steuart; del Mar, Norman; Burgess, Russell; Llewellyn, Grant; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Nagano, Kent; Goehr, Walter; ; Malcol...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; English Chamber Orchestra; English Opera Group Ensemble; Gabrieli String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra; Melos Ensemble of London; Members of the Philip Jon...

Decca celebrates 100 years since the birth of England's greatest 20th Century composer, Benjamin Britten, with a unique limited edition 65-CD box containing his entire...continue...
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Britten: The Sacred Choral Music / Choir of New College Oxford, Higginbottom
Britten: The Sacred Choral Music / Choir of New College Oxford, Higginbottom

2 CD / Novum / 2013-02-26

Works: Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27; A Wedding Anthem, for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ, Op. 46; The Company of Heaven; Te Deum in C major; Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in E flat major...
Performers: Bloor, Benjamin [Organ]; Cutting, Guy; Geidt, James; Grahl, Steven; Grainger, Emma; Pritchard, Nick; Saunderson, Duncan; Thain, Lawrence [Organ]
Conductors: Higginbottom, Edward
Ensemble: ; Choir of New College Oxford

Benjamin Britten's sacred music is among the most engaging and original music of its kind composed in the middle years of the 20th century. New...continue...
Recording information: Chapel of New College Oxford (2011-07-18_2011-07-20&2012-)....continue...

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Britten: Death in Venice / Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller, Scott Hendricks [DVD]
Britten: Death in Venice / Bruno Bartoletti, Marlin Miller, Scott Hendricks [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Traditions Alive / 2011-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Bittar, Francois; Hendricks, Scott; Miller, Marlin; Riga, Allessandro
Conductors: Bartoletti, Bruno
Ensemble: Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus; Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra

Run Time: 155 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0,
Subtitles: English, Italian, German, French, Spanish
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Britten Recital
Britten Recital

1 CD / EtCetera Records / 2009-09-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sacra; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Tit for Tat; A Ne...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ragin, Derek Lee
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Songs for Ariel / James Bowman, Kenneth Weiss
Songs for Ariel / James Bowman, Kenneth Weiss

1 CD / Satirino / 2009-09-01

Works: Anonymous, English: Salve Regina; John Dowland: If my complaints could passions move, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Henry Purcell: Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1; ...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Ducornet, Marc; Weiss, Kenneth

"Far from a retrospective recording, however, Songs for Ariel is a vibrant performance that amply demonstrates the continuing vitality and beauty of Bowman's voice." -...continue...
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Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul [Vocals]; Gens, ...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group
Britten: Albert Herring / Britten, English Opera Group

3 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-09-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39
Performers: Ashton, Roy; Cross, Joan; Dowling, Denis; Evans, Nancy; Kraus, Otakar; Lawson, Catherine; Lumsden, Norman; Parr, Gladys; Parry, Elisabeth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals]; Ritchie, Margaret; Sharp, ...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: English Opera Group Orchestra

The current recording is of a performance given by the English Opera Group, conducted by the composer and directed by Basil Coleman, in the Theatre...continue...
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Songs of Innocence - Britten, Barber, Ives, Handel, Warlock, etc / Swait, Bowman, Plant
Songs of Innocence - Britten, Barber, Ives, Handel, Warlock, etc / Swait, Bowman, Plant

1 CD / Signum Records / 2008-01-01

Works: John Jacob Niles: I Wonder As I Wander; Traditional Spiritual: In the Mornin', spiritual; Benjamin Britten: Diaphenia, song for voice & piano; The Owl, song for voice & piano; Witches' Song, for voic...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Plant, Andrew; Swait, Andrew

The initial impetus for 'Songs of Innocence' came from Andrew Swait who was extremely keen to investigate repertoire rarely sung by a treble; indeed, several...continue...
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Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon
Britten: A Boy was Born, Wedding Anthem, etc / Best, Corydon

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Boy was Born, Op. 3; Festival Te Deum in E major, Op. 32; Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Wedding Anthem, Op. 46
Performers: Chance, Michael; Coxwell, Janet; Hayes, Quentin; Salmon, Philip; Seers, Mary; Trotter, Thomas; Unwin, Roderick
Conductors: Best, Matthew
Ensemble: Corydon Singers; Westminster Cathedral Choir

'This beautifully made record deserves the widest circulation. The sound these choirs make is of great beauty, and is captured in a flawless recording full...continue...
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Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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Britten: Five Canticles, Purcell Realisations /Rolfe-Johnson
Britten: Five Canticles, Purcell Realisations /Rolfe-Johnson

1 CD / Hyperion / 2006-11-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"; Canticle IV; Canticle V; Let the dreadful engines of eternal will, song for bariton...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Thompson, Michael [Horn]; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]; Williams, Sioned

"Rolfe Johnson is in superb voice...this disc is an outstanding example of his artistry." -Gramophone...continue...
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Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al
Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, et al

2 CD / Hyperion / 2006-07-11

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sa...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bostridge, Ian; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Gritton, Susan; Jackson, Richard; Johnson, Graham [Piano]; Keenlyside, Simon; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Rolfe Johnson, An...

'Altogether a marvellous treat - Another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD)

'Two irresistible discs - typically painstakingly produced and documented - and would deserve four stars if...continue...
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Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge
Britten: Death in Venice / Hickox, Chance, Langridge

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
Performers: Adams-Barbaro, Jennifer; Allen, Ildiko; Batchelor, Julia; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowley, John; Chance, Michael; Charlesworth, Stephen; Charrier, Paul; Fallas, Richard; Feaviour, Marg...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: BBC Singers

"...Maybe Richard Hickox is getting bored with praise, but here's some more. This is another major achievement for him, taped last year in Blackheath Concert...continue...
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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

10 CD / Decca / 2005-03-15

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64; Phaedra, Op. 93; The Rape of Lucretia; Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54; Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88; Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers: Adams, Stephen James; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Eric; Bainbridge, Elisabeth; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Barstow, Josephine; Bates, Angela Vernon; Bauer, Michael; Bowen, Kenneth; Bowma...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Bedford, Steuart; Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: ; Welsh National Opera Chorus

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and...continue...
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The English Song Series 9 - Britten
The English Song Series 9 - Britten

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-01-18

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"; Canticle IV; Canticle V
Performers: Bedford, Steuart; Ellis, Osian; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lloyd, Frank [horn]; Ragin, Derek Lee

Britten's five 'Canticles' are marvelously vivid, intensely dramatic works. Although they were not designed to be performed together - they span virtually his whole career,...continue...
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From Darkness to Light / Wellington Cathedral Choir, et al
From Darkness to Light / Wellington Cathedral Choir, et al

1 CD / Raven Records / 2002-09-01

Works: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Work(s); Michael Praetorius: Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth; Rev. Michael Brown: Work(s); Christmas Traditional: This is the truth sent from above (English); O com...
Performers: Becker, Peter; Brathwaite, Peter; Brown, Rev. Michael
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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Britten, London SO

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1990-03-30

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Deller, Alfred; Harper, Heather; Harwood, Elizabeth [Soprano Vocals]; Hemsley, Thomas; Kelly, David C. [Opera]; Lumsden, Norman; MacDonald, Kenneth; Pears, Peter, Sir [Tenor Vocals];...
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

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This recording remains as fresh and inspired as the day it was made. Britten's taut, disciplined yet magical reading is unsurpassed.
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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / Westminister Cathedral
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, etc / Westminister Cathedral

1 CD / Hyperion / 1987-01-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63; Hymn to the Virgin; A Hymn of Saint Columba; Deus in adjutorium meum, motet for chorus (from...
Performers: Davies, Simon [Tenor/Baritone Vocal]; Holmes, Robert, Jr.; Jones, Gordon [Baritone]; Jones, Robert; O'Donnell, James [Organ]; Ogden, Robert; Shepherd, Francis; Unwin, Jeremy; Williams, Sioned
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