Benjamin Britten: Essential Britten (EMI Classics Audio CD x2)

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Essential Britten (EMI Classics Audio CD x2)

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Publisher: EMI Classics

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This album is a representative selection of Britten’s most popular and successful compositions including the beautiful choral work A Ceremony of Carols, the moving War Requiem, the lively Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and the evocative Four Sea Interludes from Britten’s powerful opera Peter Grimes.
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Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster): I. Fanfare Heather Harper Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster): VII. Being Bea Simple Symphony, Op.4: I. Boisterous Bourrée Simple Symphony, Op.4: II. Playful Pizzicato Simple Symphony, Op.4: III. Sentimental Sarabande Simple Symphony, Op.4: IV. Frolicsome Finale Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton) Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfr Violin Concerto Op. 15 (revised version) (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Passacaglia (Andante lent Saint Nicolas, Op.42 (1995 - Remaster): Nicolas devotes himself to God A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 1. Procession A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 2. Wolcum Yole! A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 3. There is no rose A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 4a. That yongë child A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 4b. Balulalow A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 5. As dew in Aprille A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 6. This little Babe A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 7. Interlude (Andante pastorale) [harp] A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 8. In freezing winter night A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 9. Spring Carol A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 10. Deo Gracias! A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28 (1995 - Remaster): 11. Recession The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34): Theme The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Woodw The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Woodw The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Woodw The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Woodw The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Strin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Strin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Strin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Strin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Strin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Brass The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Brass The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34), Brass The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34): Percu The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell Op. 34): Fugue Phaedra, Op.93: In May, in brilliant Athens Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. 49: 2. Phaeton (Vivace ritmico) Nocturne, Op.60: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see (Shakespeare) Cello Sonata in C Op. 65: II. Scherzo-pizzicato (Allegretto) Canticle III: Still falls the rain, Op.55 A Spring Symphony Op. 44: The merry Cuckoo (E Spencer) Folk Song Arrangements: O waly, waly A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, Act One: You spotted snakes with double tongues (Fairies) War Requiem, Op.66: V. Agnus Dei Folksong Arrangements: The Salley Gardens 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Dawn 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Sunday Morning 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Moonlight 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a: Storm