Britten, Benjamin: The Complete Works for Stage & Screen (Decca Audio CD Box Set x12)

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The Complete Works for Stage & Screen (Decca Audio CD Box Set x12)

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Ffour boxed sets together present Britten’s Complete Works. In each of the genres represented, Britten created works which defined and shaped their genres going forward: opera was never the same after Peter Grimes in 1945; War Requiem re-defined the Oratorio genre; Britten’s extraordinary gifts for choosing and setting texts, as well as his life-long artistic relationship with Peter Pears, reshaped the Song Cycle for the late 20th century; while his pioneering works like Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and works for children to perform showed the world how composers could connect to and educate a wide audience. The sheer range of his creative work, and output, is astonishing.

Each set comes with a detailed article by Andrew Huth, full track listings and recording information. The Complete Works of each genre - conducted by Britten where Britten recorded the work – at an exceptionally-advantageous price. *Includes all works with opus numbers and all works commercially recorded to date. Includes folksongs, excludes Purcell realisations and Hindmarsh’s arrangements of incidental music to King Arthur and World of the Spirit.
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CD 1: Britten: The Complete Works John Gay (1685 - 1732) The Beggar's Opera realised by Benjamin Britten Prologue 1 If poverty be a title to poetry 00:55 Declan Mulholland, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 2 Overture 04:30 Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Act 1 3 Through all the employments of life 01:56 Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 4 'Tis woman seduces all mankind 02:08 Anne Collins, Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 5 Women are bitter bad judges...If any wench Venus' girdle wear 01:34 6 If Love the virgin's heart invade 02:06 Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 7 A maid is like the golden ore 01:25 Anne Collins, Christopher Gillet, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 8 I know as well...Virgins are like the fair flower in its lustre 02:27 Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 9 Our Polly is a sad slut 01:14 Anne Collins, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 10 Can love be controll'd by advice 01:14 Ann Murray, Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 11 The girl shows...O Polly, you might have toyed... 02:35 Anne Collins, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 12 I, like a ship in storms, was tossed 00:50 13 A fox may steal your hens, sir 01:33 14 O ponder well...The turtle thus with plaintive cryingbe not severe 02:44 Ann Murray, Anne Collins, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 15 Now I am a wretch indeed...Pretty Polly say 02:57 Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 16 My heart was so free 00:32 Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 17 Were I laid on Greenland's coast 01:56 Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 18 O! what pain it is to part! 01:00 19 The miser thus a shilling sees 02:54 Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 20 "And Now Our Scene Changes...Fill Ev'ry Glass" 01:58 Philip Langridge, Declan Mulholland, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Act 2 21 Success attend you...Let us take the road 01:38 Philip Langridge, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 22 If the heart of a man is depressed with cares 02:14 Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 23 Dear Mrs Coaxer, you're welcome...Youth's the season 04:21 Philip Langridge, Helen Templeton, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 24 It is your own choice...Before the barn door crowing 01:00 Helen Templeton, Philip Langridge, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 25 But to be sure...The gamesters...At the tree I shall 02:26 Helen Templeton, Debbie Miles-Johnson, Philip Langridge, Robert Lloyd, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Total Playing Time: 50:07 CD 2: Britten: The Complete Works John Gay (1685 - 1732) The Beggar's Opera realised by Benjamin Britten Act 2 1 Noble Captain...Man may escape from rope and gun gunwelcome once more 03:51 Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 2 Thus when a good housewife sees a rat 00:45 3 It is the pleasure...How cruel are the traitors 01:55 Yvonne Kenny, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 4 The first time at the looking-glass 01:06 Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 5 Fortune be with you, Lucy 00:29 Declan Mulholland, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 6 When you censure the age 00:48 John Rawnsley, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 7 Is then his fate decreed, sir? 02:18 Yvonne Kenny, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 8 O Macheath!...Thus when the swallow 01:48 Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 9 Shall I not claim my own?...How happy could I be... 01:12 Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 10 Really, Miss Peachum, you expose yourself...Cease... 03:03 Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 11 Why how now, Madam Flirt? 00:52 Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 12 No pow'r on earth can e'er divide 01:47 Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, Robert Lloyd, John Rawnsley, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Act 3 13 But all scores have a reckoning 00:44 Declan Mulholland, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 14 Dear, sir, mention not my education...When young at the bar... 02:53 15 Ungrateful Macheath! 01:26 Yvonne Kenny, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 16 Thus gamesters united in friendship 01:38 John Rawnsley, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 17 And Macheath, at liberty and at large...The modes... 02:47 Philip Langridge, Declan Mulholland, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 18 And those two good old friends 00:23 Declan Mulholland, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 19 Bring us then more liquor!...What Gudgeons are we... 01:39 John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 20 In the days of my youth 02:31 Nuala Willis, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 21 Jealousy, rage, love and fear...I'm like a skiff 02:31 Yvonne Kenny, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 22 A curse attends a woman's love 01:30 Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 23 But perhaps he hath a heart...Among the men coquets 00:39 24 Come, sweet lass, let's banish sorrow 01:06 25 What do I see! Oh! Macheath...Hither, dear husband 01:42 Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 26 Which way shall I turn me 00:39 Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 27 Dear, dear father...When my hero in court appears 01:49 Ann Murray, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 28 Oh sir, if Peachum's heart...When he holds up 01:58 Yvonne Kenny, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 29 Ourselves, like the great 00:38 John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 30 We are ready, sir...The charge is prepared 01:58 Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 31 O cruel, cruel case 05:14 Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 32 Would I might be hanged! 02:36 Ann Murray, Yvonne Kenny, Philip Langridge, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford 33 Thus I stand like the Turk 01:51 Philip Langridge, Chorus, Orchestra, Steuart Bedford Total Playing Time: 58:06 CD 3: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Noye's Fludde, Op.59 The Chester Miracle Play set to music 1 Lord Jesus, think on me 00:00 03:06 The Congregation, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 2 I God, that all this worlde hath wroughte 00:00 02:05 Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 3 Have done, you men and wemen all 00:00 02:39 Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Sheila Rex, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 4 Now in the name of God I will begyne 00:00 04:18 Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Sheila Rex, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 5 Noye, Noye, take thou thy company 00:00 06:07 Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Chorus Of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 6 Wiffe, come in! why standes thou their? 00:00 05:09 Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Stephen Alexander, Darian Angadi, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 7 Ha! Children, me thinkes my botte removes 00:00 08:18 Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Chorus Of Animals, The Congregation, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 8 Now forty dayes are fullie gone 00:00 05:10 Owen Brannigan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 9 Noye, take thy wife anone 00:00 02:39 Trevor Anthony, Chorus Of Animals, Sheila Rex, David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 10 Noye, heare I behette thee a heste 00:00 01:15 Trevor Anthony, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar 11 The spacious firmament on high 00:00 07:17 David Pinto, Darian Angadi, Stephen Alexander, Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Caroline Clack, Marie-Therese Pinto, Eileen O'Donovan, Patricia Garrod, Margaret Hawes, Kathleen Petch, Gillian Saunders, Trevor Anthony, Chorus Of Animals, English Opera Group Orchestra, Merlin Channon, Norman Del Mar The Golden Vanity - A Vaudeville for boys & piano, Op.78 After the old English ballad 12 There was a ship came from the North Country 00:00 06:12 13 Then up spake the cabin-boy 00:00 03:19 14 Casting his clothes off, he dived into the sea 00:00 04:39 15 They laid him on the deck 00:00 03:18 Mark Emney, John Wojciechowski, Barnaby Jago, Adrian Thompson, Terry Lovell, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Benjamin Britten, Russell Burgess Total Playing Time: 1:05:31 CD 4: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Curlew River, Op.71 1 "Te lúcis ante términum" 00:00 07:19 Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 "I am the ferryman" 00:00 03:09 John Shirley-Quirk, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 "I come from the Westland" 00:00 04:36 Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 "But first may I ask you" 00:00 02:42 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 "Clear as a sky without a cloud" 00:00 02:22 Peter Pears, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 "Near the Black Mountains there I dwelt" 00:00 02:19 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 "A thousand leagues may sunder" 00:00 03:20 Harold Blackburn, Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 "Ignorant man!" 00:00 02:11 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 "I beg your pardon, living in this famous place" 00:00 04:52 John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 "Curlew River, smoothly flowing" 00:00 02:14 Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 "Today is an important day" 00:00 05:32 12 "Look! While you were listening to my story" 00:00 02:44 John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 "Ferryman, tell me, when did it happen" 00:00 06:22 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 "Hoping, I wander'd on" 00:00 03:30 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 "He whose life was full of promise" 00:00 02:22 Harold Blackburn, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 "The moon has risen" 00:00 05:55 Harold Blackburn, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Bruce Webb, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 "Go your way in peace, mother" 00:00 02:30 Bruce Webb, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Harold Blackburn, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 18 "Good souls, we have shown you here" 00:00 05:14 Harold Blackburn, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:09:13 CD 5: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Burning Fiery Furnace, Op.77 1 Salus aeterna 00:00 02:34 Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Benjamin Britten 2 Good people, in His holy name 00:00 05:01 Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 By the Royal Command 00:00 04:43 Peter Leeming, English Opera Group Chorus, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 Adept in magic 00:00 04:01 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 The waters of Babylon 00:00 03:12 Robert Alder, Paull Boucher, James Newby, Stephen Price, Christopher Taylor, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Sirs, what is this? 00:00 07:02 Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 We do not lack enemies 00:00 05:07 John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 By the Royal Decree 00:00 04:09 Peter Leeming, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 Procession 00:00 03:09 Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 Merodak! Lord of creation 00:00 04:56 Bryan Drake, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 Bring them here before my Majesty 00:00 02:42 Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 O King, Nebuchadnezzar 00:00 02:09 13 O all ye works of the Lord 00:00 03:02 John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Peter Pears, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego 00:00 03:35 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 O ye Winter and Summer 00:00 03:41 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Stafford Dean, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 Good people, we have shown you here 00:00 04:32 Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:03:35 CD 6: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Prodigal Son - Third Parable for Church Performance 1 Jam lucis orto sidere 00:00 02:49 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 Ah you people 00:00 03:56 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 The ceremony 00:00 02:15 English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 I am father to you all 00:00 06:39 John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 Forgive my asking you 00:00 05:03 Peter Pears, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Father, may I speak to you? 00:00 04:23 Robert Tear, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 Take your due portion 00:00 04:16 John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 Go, if you must go 00:00 03:35 English Opera Group Chorus, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake, Robert Tear, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 Welcome, welcome stranger! 00:00 01:21 English Opera Group Chorus, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 You are tired from a long journey 00:00 02:55 Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 Nights are days 00:00 04:41 English Opera Group Chorus, Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 You have gambled and lost 00:00 05:22 Peter Pears, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 Now - I have done what I said 00:00 01:26 Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 With joy I sowed 00:00 05:06 Robert Tear, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 My son 00:00 03:25 John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 O sing unto the Lord 00:00 06:08 John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 My children, you have seen 00:00 05:10 Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert Tear, Bryan Drake, English Opera Group Chorus, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:08:30 CD 7: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Little Sweep (Let's make an opera), Op.45 1 Sweep! Sweep! 00:00 02:01 Choir Of Alleyn's School, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 2 Sweep this chimney 00:00 01:59 Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 3 Now, little white boy! 00:00 04:04 Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 4 Pull the rope gently until he is free! 00:00 01:43 David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 5 Is he wounded? 00:00 01:29 David Hemmings, Michael Ingram, Robin Fairhurst, April Cantelo, Marilyn Baker, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 6 Sooty tracks 00:00 02:24 April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Nancy Thomas, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 7 Run, poor sweep-boy 00:00 04:19 Jennifer Vyvyan, Robin Fairhurst, Marilyn Baker, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 8 The kettles are singing 00:00 02:46 Choir Of Alleyn's School, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 9 O why do you weep 00:00 03:07 Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 10 Ah!...Blackguards! 00:00 04:17 Nancy Thomas, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 11 Help! Help! She's collapsed! 00:00 02:07 Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 12 The owl, wide-winging through the sky 00:00 04:06 Choir Of Alleyn's School, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 13 Soon the coach will carry you away 00:00 02:29 April Cantelo, David Hemmings, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 14 Morning, Sammy! Lovely weather 00:00 01:51 Robin Fairhurst, Marilyn Baker, Michael Ingram, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Nancy Thomas, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 15 Ready, Alfred? 00:00 02:52 Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Nancy Thomas, Jennifer Vyvyan, April Cantelo, Marilyn Baker, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 16 Coaching song: The horses are champing 00:00 02:26 David Hemmings, Jennifer Vyvyan, Nancy Thomas, April Cantelo, Michael Ingram, Robin Fairhurst, Gabreille Soskin, Lyn Vaughan, Trevor Anthony, Peter Pears, Choir Of Alleyn's School, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten 17 The Children's Crusade, Op.82 00:00 19:01 Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Russell Burgess, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:03:01 CD 8: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 Act 1 1 Prelude 00:00 02:21 2 The Fool and the Dwarf 00:00 01:21 3 The Emperor - March 00:00 01:30 4 Gavotte 00:00 02:36 5 The Four Kings 00:00 01:21 6 The King of the North 00:00 01:18 7 The King of the East 00:00 02:31 8 The King of the West 00:00 01:07 9 The King of the South 00:00 01:43 10 Belle Epine 00:00 02:27 11 Belle Rose 00:00 06:10 12 The Kings and Belle Rose 00:00 01:26 13 Triumph of Belle Epine 00:00 01:53 14 Rage of the Kings 00:00 01:41 15 The Four Frogs 00:00 02:58 Act 2 Scene 1 16 Air 00:00 05:36 17 Water 00:00 07:14 18 Fire 00:00 05:59 Act 2 Scene 2 19 Belle Rose in Pagoda-Land 00:00 02:06 20 The Pagodas 00:00 03:03 21 The Salamander 00:00 03:02 22 The Prince and Belle Rose 00:00 05:56 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten Total Playing Time: 1:05:19 CD 9: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57 Act 3 Scene 1 1 Belle Epine as Empress 00:00 02:44 2 The Old Emperor 00:00 02:52 3 Belle Rose and the Salamander 00:00 01:34 4 Transition 00:00 03:08 Act 3 Scene 2 5 The Pagoda Palace 00:00 01:37 6 Pas de Six 00:00 02:03 7 Variation 1 00:00 03:44 8 Variation 2 00:00 01:06 9 Variation 3 00:00 01:09 10 Pas de Trois 00:00 01:25 11 Pas de Deux 00:00 04:06 12 Variation 4 00:00 01:11 13 Variation 5 00:00 02:16 14 Finale 00:00 06:11 Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten 15 Plymouth Town 26:49:00 BBC Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn Total Playing Time: 1:01:55 CD 10: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Night Mail 1 Title Music 00:47 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Night Mail 2 Percussion Sequence 00:56 Night Mail 3 End Sequence 04:08 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868) The Tocher (Rossini Suite) 4 1. Allegro Brillante 01:54 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins The Tocher (Rossini Suite) 5 2. Allegretto 02:21 Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins The Tocher (Rossini Suite) 6 3. Allegretto 02:02 The Tocher (Rossini Suite) 7 4. Bolero: Allegro Moderato 02:01 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins The Tocher (Rossini Suite) 8 5. Allegro Con Brio 01:19 Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The King's Stamp Part 1 9 Allegro Molto Alla Marcia 00:39 The King's Stamp Part 1 10 Allegro: Opening Door 02:21 The King's Stamp Part 1 11 Allegretto: Messenger Boy 00:41 The King's Stamp Part 1 12 Lento ma non troppo: Entry To Lithograph Works 01:47 The King's Stamp Part 1 13 Allegro Moderato: Stamp Factory - Machine Starts 02:48 The King's Stamp Part 2 14 Minuet: Andante Lento 00:56 The King's Stamp Part 2 15 Allegretto: Train Sequence 01:37 The King's Stamp Part 2 16 Allegretto: Parliament - The Stamp Bill 00:53 The King's Stamp Part 2 17 Allegro 01:12 The King's Stamp Part 2 18 Allegro Moderato alla Marcia 01:18 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Negroes - Music from GPO Film 19 Allegro appassionato - Title Music - 1. Allegro - "In the Middle Ages" 03:01 Negroes - Music from GPO Film 20 2. Allegro - "Then the Portuguese and Spaniards" 01:04 Negroes - Music from GPO Film 21 3. Allegro ritmico - "At the Mouth Of the Senegal" 01:04 Negroes - Music from GPO Film 22 4. Andante con moto - "To Sail From Africa To Jamaica" 01:09 Negroes - Music from GPO Film 23 "The Slaves Were the Absolute Property Of Their Masters" 00:58 Daniel Auchincloss, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Negroes - Music from GPO Film 24 5. Andante lento -"The More Advanced Thinkers In Europe" 01:32 Mary Carewe, Daniel Auchincloss, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Negroes - Music from GPO Film 25 6. Andante con molto moto - "Still At Their Accustomed Hour" 03:26 Mary Carewe, Adam Green, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Negroes - Music from GPO Film 26 7. Allegro ritmico - "Coffee From the Blue Mountains" 00:50 City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins The Way To The Sea 27 Introduction 00:34 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins The Way To The Sea 28 Romans 00:39 The Way To The Sea 29 Alfred 00:48 The Way To The Sea 30 "There Is, At This Point Of The Haven" 01:28 The Way To The Sea 31 "The Eighteenth Century" 01:19 The Way To The Sea 32 "Nelson Has Gone" 00:56 The Way To The Sea 33 "169 Trains A Week" 00:41 The Way To The Sea 34 "The Line Waits" 02:56 The Way To The Sea 35 "Here Is A Harbour" 03:01 The Way To The Sea 36 "We Seek A Spectacle" 01:16 The Way To The Sea 37 Allegro molto - alla marcia 01:54 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins 38 Telegrams 02:30 Choir of King Edward's Boys' School, Birmingham, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins 39 Peace Of Britain 01:31 Men Behind The Meters 40 Title Music 00:22 Men Behind The Meters 41 Andantino: "I Dreamt That I Dwelt In Marble Halls" 01:33 Men Behind The Meters 42 Allegro Moderato: 1935 Sequence 01:17 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 43 1. Andante: "A Sterile Landscape" 00:40 City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 44 2. "Coal Mining Is the Basic Industry Of Britain" 01:11 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 45 3. Andante: "The Chief Coal-Producing Centres" 00:42 Coal Face 46 4. "Yorkshire and Lancashire" 01:01 Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 47 5. Moderato: "The Temp'rature Often Reaches" 00:29 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 48 6. Andante: "The Seven and a Half Hour Shift" 00:48 Coal Face 49 7. Ad Libitum Sempre: "One Thirty A.M." 00:50 Coal Face 50 8. Allegro ma non troppo: "In Many Pits" 01:05 Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 51 9. Allegro molto: "The Shift Is Finished" 02:03 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 52 10. "Making Up Coal Trains" 02:27 Simon Russell Beale, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 53 11. Allegro: "Coal Mining Is the Basic Industry" 00:14 Simon Russell Beale, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins Coal Face 54 12. Andante: "There Are the Miners" 00:23 City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins 55 When You're Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection 00:54 Mary Carewe, Malcolm Wilson Total Playing Time: 1:18:16 CD 11: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) Love From A Stranger Love From A tranger 1 1. Title Music 01:13 2 2. Traffic Music 01:33 3 3. Brighton 00:43 4 4. Love Music 02:47 5 5. Channel Crossing 03:16 6 6. End Titles 00:53 BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 7 Overture 03:34 Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 8 Introduction 01:41 Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 9 Incinerators' Ballet 03:01 Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 10 The Spider and the Fly 03:44 Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 11 Approach of Death 01:01 Johnson Over Jordan (Suite) 12 End Music 02:35 English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 13 Eight Years Have Passed 01:25 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 14 Yet Not All Reached Their Homes 00:54 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 15 Worse Still, The Island 02:59 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 16 Children Have Died Of Want 02:30 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 17 Yet Some Trust In An End 01:24 Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 18 Your Prayer Is Answered, Penelope 03:17 Alison Hagley, Janet Baker, John Mark Ainsley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 19 Long Suffering Odysseus 03:06 Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 1 20 Listen. The Voices Of The Gods 02:06 Janet Baker, Catherine Wyn Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, William Dazeley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 21 I, Athene, Rise To The Edge Of Night 02:06 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 22 When I See The Sorrow Of Mortal Odysseus 02:21 Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 23 How Loud The Spring Sounds All Of A Sudden 01:30 Janet Baker, Alison Hagley, John Mark Ainsley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 24 Bold - Telemachus, Watch The Shadow On The Wall! 00:56 John Mark Ainsley, Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 25 There It Is Before You 02:35 The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 26 Listen, Lords Of Ithaca 01:25 Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 27 Telemachus, Be Swift! 02:13 Alison Hagley, Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano The Rescue Of Penelope Part 2 28 Now There Is Silence 05:15 Janet Baker, Alison Hagley, Catherine Wyn Rogers, John Mark Ainsley, William Dazeley, Hallé Orchestra, Kent Nagano Total Playing Time: 1:02:03 CD 12: Britten: The Complete Works Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) The Company Of Heaven 1 1. Chaos 06:58 Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 2 2. The Morning Stars 02:42 London Philharmonic Choir, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 3 3. Angels Appear To Jacob, Elisha and Mary 05:25 Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Cathryn Pope, Christopher Herrick, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 4 4. Christ, The Fair Glory 03:53 Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, Cathryn Pope, Dan Dressen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 5 5. War In Heaven 03:14 London Philharmonic Choir, Christopher Herrick, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 6 6. Heaven Is Here 06:17 Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 7 7. A Thousand, Thousand Gleaming Fires 04:15 Dan Dressen, Peter Barkworth, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 8 8. Funeral March For A Boy 04:22 Sheila Allen, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 9 9. Whoso Dwelleth Under The Defence Of The Most High 04:06 London Philharmonic Choir, Sheila Allen, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 10 10. There Came Out Also At This Time 03:17 Peter Barkworth, Sheila Allen, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle The Company Of Heaven 11 11. Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones 05:07 Peter Barkworth, Cathryn Pope, Dan Dressen, Christopher Herrick, London Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Brunelle 12 The Sword In The Stone 13:47 Terence Hanbury White, Walter Goehr Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) 13 Russian Funeral - march for brass and percussion (1936) 00:00 07:01 14 Fanfare: 'The Eagle has Two Heads' 00:00 01:21 The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Iveson On The Frontier 15 The Clock On The Wall (Instrumental Arrangement by Daryl Runswick) 04:23 This Way To The Tomb 16 Boogie-Woogie (Instrumental Arrangement by Daryl Runswick) 02:53 John Constable, Beverley Davison, Graham Ashton, Chris Lawrence, David Roach, Gregory Knowles Total Playing Time: 1:19:01