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Britten, Benjamin: 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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Contents and Reviews

Contents
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
  

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