Benjamin Britten: Choral Works & Operas for Children (Centenary Edition Vol.3) (EMI Classics Audio CD x7)


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This special collection of his works showcases the way in which the composer’s love of poetry formed a crucial basis for much of his choral and operatic music; inspired by poets such as Auden, Smart and Hopkins, Britten crafted their works into compelling narratives. His imaginative text setting and the artful melodies of works such as Rejoice in the Lamb, A Ceremony of Carols and the iconic War Requiem have captivated listeners throughout the 20th century and beyond. Among the world-class performers featured in the collection are Robert Tear, Janet Baker, Elisabeth Söderström and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

This box set is part of our series of Britten releases to mark the composer’s centenary.


Contents and Reviews

War Requiem, Op. 66

Spring Symphony, Op. 44

Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

Missa Brevis in D major, Op. 63

Festival Te Deum in E, Op. 32

Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30

Te Deum in C

Jubilate Deo in C major (1961)

A Hymn to the Virgin

St Nicolas, Op. 42

Hymn to St. Peter, Op. 56a

A Hymn of Saint Columba

Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

The Little Sweep, Op. 45

A Boy was Born, Op. 3

A Shepherd's Carol

Noye's Fludde


The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (Text: The Oxford Book of Ballads)

The Company of Heaven

Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14

Praise We Great Men