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Britten, Benjamin: The Complete Works for Voice (Decca Audio CD Box Set x16)  

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Four 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 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
CD 1: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
War Requiem, Op.66
Requiem aeternam
1
Requiem aeternam
05:55
London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir, Melos Ensemble, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
2
What passing bells for these who die as cattle?
03:40
Peter Pears, Melos Ensemble, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Dies Irae
3
Dies irae
03:38
London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
4
Bugles sang, saddening the evening air
02:35
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten
5
Liber scriptus proferetur
02:57
Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
6
Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to Death
01:57
Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten
7
Recordare Jesu pie
04:49
London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
8
Be slowly lifted up
01:51
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
9
Dies irae
01:13
London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
10
Lacrimosa dies illa
01:54
Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Offertorium
11
Move him into the sun
04:50
Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
12
Domine Jesu Christe
03:33
Highgate School Boys' Choir, Simon Preston, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
13
So Abraham rose, and clave the wood
06:10
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Highgate School Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Simon Preston, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Sanctus
14
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus
06:01
Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
15
After the blast of lightning from the East
03:50
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten
Agnus Dei
16
One ever hangs where shelled roads part
03:40
Peter Pears, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Libera me
17
Libera me, Domine
07:36
Galina Vishnevskaya, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
18
It seemed that out of battle I escaped
09:36
Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten
19
Let us sleep now...In paradisum
05:37
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Highgate School Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:21:22
CD 2: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Spring Symphony, Op.44
1
1. Introduction: Shine out
00:00
08:53
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
2
2. The merry cuckoo
00:00
01:57
Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
3
3. Spring, the sweet Spring
00:00
01:50
Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Proctor, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
4
4. The driving boy
00:00
02:04
Jennifer Vyvyan, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
5
5. The morning star
00:00
03:09
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
6
6. Welcome Maids of Honour
00:00
02:40
Norma Proctor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
7
7. Waters above!
00:00
02:34
Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
8
8. Out on the lawn I lie in bed
00:00
06:08
Norma Proctor, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
9
9. When will my May come
00:00
02:28
Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
10
10. Fair and fair
00:00
02:12
Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Pears, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
11
11. Sound the flute!
00:00
01:18
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
12
12. Finale: London, to thee I do present
00:00
07:29
Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Proctor, Peter Pears, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Emanuel School Wandsworth, Boys' Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Cantata Academica, (Carmen basiliense) Op.62
13
I. Bonorum summun omnium II: Quae bene beateque
00:00
02:56
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm
14
III. At huius caelestis...V: Tum vero Aeneas Sylvius virtus
00:00
03:24
15
VI: Et gubernacula. VII: Ut ad longaeva tempora
00:00
03:40
Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm
16
VIII: Docendi ac discendi
00:00
03:32
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm
17
IX. Rhenana erga omnes. X: Ut instissime XI: O cives..
00:00
04:34
18
XII. Nos autem cuncti. XIII. Vigeatque academia libera
00:00
02:48
Jennifer Vyvyan, Helen Watts, Peter Pears, Owen Brannigan, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, George Malcolm
Hymn to St. Cecilia (1942), Op.27
19
In a garden shady
00:00
02:48
20
I cannot grow
00:00
01:55
21
O ear whose creatures
00:00
05:55
London Symphony Chorus, George Malcolm
Total Playing Time: 1:14:14
CD 3: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Saint Nicolas, Op.42
1
Introduction
00:00
05:16
Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
2
The birth of Nicolas
00:00
02:25
Peter Pears, David Hemmings, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
3
Nicolas devotes himself to God
00:00
04:20
Peter Pears, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
4
He journeys to Palestine
00:00
07:34
Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
5
He comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop
00:00
06:51
Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
6
Nicolas from prison
00:00
03:03
Peter Pears, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
7
Nicolas and the Pickled Boys
00:00
06:28
Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Boys From The Choir Of St. Mary-Le-Tower, Ipswich, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
8
His piety and marvellous works
00:00
05:09
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
9
The death of Nicolas
00:00
06:25
Peter Pears, Aldeburgh Festival Chorus, Girls' Choir Of Sir John Leman School, Beccles, Boys' Choir Of Ipswich School Preparatory Department, Ralph Downes, The Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Five Flower Songs op.47
10
1. To Daffodils
01:52
11
2. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
02:07
12
3. Marsh Flowers
01:57
13
4. The Evening Primrose
02:52
14
5. Ballad of Green Broom
02:05
The Elizabethan Singers, Louis Halsey
15
Cantata Misericordium, Op.69
00:00
19:48
Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:18:12
CD 4: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
A boy was born, Op.3
1
A Boy Was Born (theme)
00:00
02:03
The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten
2
Variation 1: Lullay, Jesu
00:00
04:16
The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten
3
Variation 2: Herod
00:00
02:12
The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten
4
Variation 3: Jesu As Thou Art Our Saviour
00:00
02:32
The Purcell Singers, Michael Hartnett, Benjamin Britten
5
Variation 4: The Three Kings
00:00
03:36
The Purcell Singers, Benjamin Britten
6
Variation 5: In the Bleak Mid-Winter
00:00
04:51
The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Benjamin Britten
7
Variation 6: Finale - Noel!
00:00
08:51
The Purcell Singers, Boys Voices Of The English Opera Group, Choristers Of All Saints, Benjamin Britten
8
Corpus Christi Carol
02:17
John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten
9
A Wealden Trio - Christmas Song of the Women
02:29
10
The Sycamore Tree
01:34
11
A Shepherd's Carol (1944)
04:01
The Wilbye Consort, Peter Pears
Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus
12
Christ's Nativity
02:36
Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus
13
Sweet Was The Song
03:14
Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus
14
Preparations
03:32
Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus
15
New Prince, New Pomp
04:33
Christ's Nativity - Christmas Suite For Chorus
16
Carol Of King Cnut
02:17
BBC Singers, Steuart Bedford
Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
17
Procession
00:00
01:21
Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Benjamin Britten
18
Wolcom Yule!
00:00
01:25
19
There is no rose
00:00
02:15
20
That yongë child
00:00
01:38
21
Balulalow
00:00
01:24
22
As dew in Aprille
00:00
01:06
23
This little Babe
00:00
01:28
Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten
24
Interlude
00:00
03:13
Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten
25
In freezing winter night
00:00
04:01
26
Spring Carol
00:00
01:07
27
Deo Gracias
00:00
01:14
Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Enid Simon, Benjamin Britten
28
Recession
00:00
01:18
Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Benjamin Britten
Traditional
The Holly and the Ivy
29
Coll. Sharp, arr. Britten
04:46
Hazel Holt, Jennifer Barber, Kenneth Bowen, Christopher Keyte, The Elizabethan Singers, Simon Preston, Louis Halsey
Total Playing Time: 1:21:10
CD 5: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Songs from "Friday Afternoons", Op.7
1
Begone, dull care
00:00
00:58
2
A tragic story
00:00
01:36
3
Cuckoo!
00:00
01:38
4
A New Year carol
00:00
02:02
5
I mun be married on Sunday
00:00
01:11
6
There was a man of Newington
00:00
00:33
7
Fishing song
00:00
02:09
8
The useful plough
00:00
02:22
9
Jazz-man
00:00
00:47
10
There was a monkey
00:00
01:30
11
Old Abram Brown
00:00
03:31
Choir of Downside School, Purley, Viola Tunnard, Benjamin Britten
12
Ee-Oh! (Anon)
02:46
Gernot Fuhrmann, Andrei Gavrilov, Wiener Sängerknaben, Jaume Miranda
13
Psalm 150 for voices & orchestra, Op.67
00:00
05:05
Boys of Downside School, Purley, Benjamin Britten
Three Two-Part Songs (1932)
14
1. The Ride-by-Nights
00:58
Three Two-Part Songs (1932)
15
2 The Rainbow
02:52
Three Two-Part Songs (1932)
16
3. The Ship Of Rio
01:28
New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells
Two Two-Part Songs (1933)
17
1. I Lov'd a Lass
03:27
18
2. Lift Boy
02:57
The Elizabethan Singers, Wilfrid Parry, Louis Halsey
19
The Birds
01:48
John Hahessy, Benjamin Britten
20
A Hymn to the Virgin (1930, rev. 1934)
00:00
03:18
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest
21
Jubilate Deo in E Flat
02:51
Truro Cathedral Choir, Luke Bond, Christopher Gray
22
Te Deum in C (1934)
07:56
Rory Phillips, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, James Lancelot, Philip Ledger
23
Advance Democracy
03:16
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
24
Deus In Adjutorium Meum (Psalm 70)
04:55
Choir of Trinity College, Richard Marlow
AMDG
25
Heaven-Haven
01:51
AMDG
26
O deus, ego amo te
02:01
AMDG
27
Rosa Mystica
04:05
AMDG
28
The Soldier
02:16
AMDG
29
Prayer II
04:35
AMDG
30
God's Grandeur
02:49
AMDG
31
Prayer I
02:05
London Sinfonietta Chorus, Terry Edwards
Total Playing Time: 1:21:36
CD 6: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op.30
1
Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues
00:00
03:55
The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
2
For I will consider my cat Jeoffrey
00:00
02:06
Michael Hartnett, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
3
For the mouse is a creature of great personal valour
00:00
01:01
Jonathan Steele, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
4
For the flowers are great blessings
00:00
02:05
Philip Todd, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
5
For I am under the same accusation
00:00
02:28
The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
6
For H is a spirit
00:00
04:24
Donald Francke, The Purcell Singers, George Malcolm, Benjamin Britten
7
The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
10:01
8
Chorale (after an old French carol)
04:12
The Elizabethan Singers, Wilfrid Parry, Louis Halsey
9
Festival Te Deum, Op.32 (1944)
00:00
06:03
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest
10
A Wedding Anthem, Op.46
09:05
The Sixteen, Margaret Phillips, Harry Christophers
11
A Hymn to St. Peter Op.56a, (1955)
05:28
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, George Guest
12
Antiphon, Op.56b
05:26
The Sixteen, Margaret Phillips, Harry Christophers
Missa brevis, Op.63 (1959)
13
Kyrie eleison
02:00
14
Gloria in excelsis Deo
02:46
15
Sanctus...Benedictus
03:09
16
Agnus Dei
02:25
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest
Total Playing Time: 1:06:34
CD 7: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1
Jubilate Deo in C (1961)
00:00
02:44
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, George Guest
2
Venite Exultemus Domino
05:35
Choir of Trinity College, Richard Marlow
3
A Hymn of St. Columba, 'Regis regum rectissimi' (1962)
02:43
Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge, George Guest
Anonymous
God Save The Queen
4
Arr. Benjamin Britten
02:40
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
5
Voices For Today
09:43
Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks
Sacred and Profane - Eight Medieval Lyrics, Op.91
6
1. St. Godric's Hymn
01:43
7
2. I Mon Waxe Wod
00:49
8
3. Lenten is come
02:31
9
4. The Long Night
01:30
10
5. Yif Ic of Luve Can
02:28
11
6. Carol
01:28
12
7. Ye that Pasen By
01:40
13
8. A Death
02:51
The Wilbye Consort, Peter Pears
14
Welcome Ode, Op.95
07:40
Suffolk Schools' Orchestra, Jubilee Choir, Keith Shaw
Praise We Great Men
15
"Praise We Great Men"
03:26
Praise We Great Men
16
"Praise We The Just"
02:22
Praise We Great Men
17
Coda
01:22
Alison Hargan, Mary King, Robert Tear, Willard White, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Total Playing Time: 53:15
CD 8: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Quatre Chansons Françaises
1
1. Les Nuits de Juin
02:50
Quatre Chansons Françaises
2
2. Sagesse
02:49
Quatre Chansons Françaises
3
3. L'Enfance
04:31
Quatre Chansons Françaises
4
4. Chanson d'Automne
02:27
Jill Gomez, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
5
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
02:54
Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford
Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8
6
1. Prologue
02:00
Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8
7
2. Rats Away!
04:40
Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8
8
3. Messalina
06:55
Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8
9
4. Dance Of Death (Hawking For The Partridge)
06:29
Our Hunting Fathers, Op.8
10
5. Epilogue & Funeral March
06:07
Elisabeth Söderström, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Armstrong
Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14
11
1. Funeral March
05:37
Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14
12
2. Scherzo
04:24
City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Ballad Of Heroes, Op.14
13
3. Recitative & Choral
06:10
Robert Tear, City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31
14
Prologue
00:00
01:23
Barry Tuckwell
15
Pastoral - The Day's Grown Old
00:00
03:37
16
Nocturne - The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls
00:00
03:23
17
Elegy - O Rose, Thou Art Sick
00:00
04:07
18
Dirge - This Ae Night
00:00
03:46
19
Hymn - Queen and Huntress Chaste and Fair
00:00
02:04
20
Sonnet - O Soft Embalmer of the Still Midnight
00:00
04:10
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
21
Epilogue
00:00
01:33
Barry Tuckwell
Total Playing Time: 1:21:56
CD 9: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Les Illuminations, Op.18
1
I. Fanfare
00:00
01:52
2
II. Villes
00:00
02:32
3
IIIa. Phrase
00:00
00:57
4
IIIb. Antique
00:00
02:10
5
IV. Royauté
00:00
01:37
6
V. Marine
00:00
01:02
7
VI. Interlude
00:00
02:22
8
VII. Being beauteous
00:00
04:05
9
VIII. Parade
00:00
02:48
10
IX. Départ
00:00
02:41
Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
11
Phrase
00:53
12
Aube
05:00
13
A Une Raison
02:36
Sandrine Piau, Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair
Nocturne for tenor, 7 obligato instruments & strings, Op.60
14
1. "On A Poet's Lips I Slept"
00:00
03:22
15
2. "Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep"
00:00
03:18
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
16
3. "Encintured With A Twine Of Leaves"
00:00
02:12
Peter Pears, Osian Ellis, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
17
4. "Midnight's Bell Goes Ting, Ting, Ting"
00:00
02:30
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Osian Ellis, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
18
5. "But That Night When On My Bed I Lay"
00:00
03:03
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Denis Blyth, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
19
6. "She Sleeps On Soft, Last Breaths"
00:00
04:31
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, Roger Lord, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
20
7. "What Is More Gentle Than A Wind In Summer?"
00:00
03:28
21
8. "When Most I Wink, Then Do Mine Eyes Best See"
00:00
04:01
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Osian Ellis, Denis Blyth, Roger Lord, Alexander Murray, Gervase de Peyer, William Waterhouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten
Phaedra, Op.93
22
In May, in brilliant Athens
00:00
06:37
23
Oh Gods of wrath
00:00
02:51
24
My time's too short, your highness
00:00
06:03
Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford
Total Playing Time: 1:12:31
CD 10: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1
Canticle I, My beloved is mine Op.40
07:01
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
2
Canticle II, Abraham and Isaac, Op.51
15:52
John Hahessy, Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
3
Canticle III, Still falls the rain, Op.55
11:04
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell, Benjamin Britten
4
Canticle IV - Journey of the Magi, Op.86
10:31
Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, James Bowman, Benjamin Britten
Canticle V - The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89
5
Words by T.S.Eliot
00:00
07:14
6
A Birthday Hansel, Op.89
00:00
16:16
Peter Pears, Osian Ellis
Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Sweeter than roses
7
Realised Benjamin Britten
03:31
James Bowman, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:11:29
CD 11: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Heart Of The Matter
1
1. Prologue: Fanfare - Song: "Where Are the Seeds Of Universal Fire"
03:06
Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles
The Heart Of The Matter
2
2. Reading: "The Earth Of My Heart Was Broken - Fanfare - Reading: "In the Hour When the Sapphire Of the Bone"
01:46
Peter Pears, Barry Tuckwell
The Heart Of The Matter
3
3. Song: "We Are the Darkness"
01:33
Neil Mackie, Roger Vignoles
The Heart Of The Matter
4
4. Reading: "In Such a Heat Of the Earth"
02:54
Peter Pears
The Heart Of The Matter
5
5. Canticle III: "Still Falls the Rain"
11:51
Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles
The Heart Of The Matter
6
6. Reading: "I See Christ's Wounds Weep In the Rose On the Wall"
02:19
Peter Pears
The Heart Of The Matter
7
7. Epilogue: Fanfare - Song: "So, Out Of the Dark"
03:10
Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Roger Vignoles
Tit For Tat
8
1. A song of enchantment
00:00
02:27
9
2. Autumn
00:00
01:14
10
3. Silver
00:00
01:45
11
4. Vigil
00:00
01:45
12
5. Tit for tat
00:00
01:32
John Shirley-Quirk, Benjamin Britten
On this island, Op.11
13
1. Let the Florid Music Praise!
03:34
14
2. Now the Leaves Are Falling Fast
01:57
15
3. Seascape
02:20
16
4. Nocturne
03:43
17
5. As It Is, Plenty
01:45
Barbara Bonney, Malcolm Martineau
Four Cabaret Songs
18
Calypso
02:14
Four Cabaret Songs
19
O Tell Me the Truth About Love
05:24
Four Cabaret Songs
20
Johnny
05:02
Four Cabaret Songs
21
Funeral Blues
02:51
Caryl Hughes, Malcolm Martineau
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op.22
22
Sonetto XVI
00:00
02:02
23
Sonetto XXXI
00:00
01:24
24
Sonetto XXX
00:00
03:17
25
Sonetto LV
00:00
01:49
26
Sonetto XXXVIII
00:00
01:56
27
Sonetto XXXII
00:00
01:22
28
Sonetto XXIV
00:00
04:56
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:20:58
CD 12: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35
1
1. Oh, my blacke Soule!
00:00
03:20
2
2. Batter my heart
00:00
01:21
3
3. Oh might those sighes and teares
00:00
03:00
4
4. Oh, to vex me
00:00
01:09
5
5. What if this present
00:00
02:51
6
6. Since she whom I loved
00:00
03:27
7
7. At the round earth's imagined corners
00:00
02:34
8
8. Thou hast made me
00:00
01:32
9
9. Death, be not proud
00:00
03:56
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
A Charm of Lullabies, Op.41
10
1. Cradle Song
02:14
11
2. The Highland Bales
02:06
12
3. Sephestia's Lulaby
02:15
13
4. A Charm
01:28
14
5. The Nurse's Song
04:21
Pamela Bowden, Peter Gelhorn
Winter Words, Op.52
15
At day-close in November
00:00
01:40
16
Midnight on the Great Western
00:00
04:29
17
Wagtail and baby
00:00
01:59
18
The little old table
00:00
01:24
19
The choirmaster's burial
00:00
03:46
20
Proud songsters
00:00
01:10
21
At the railway station, Upway
00:00
02:42
22
Before life and after
00:00
03:18
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
23
If It's Ever Spring Again
02:38
24
The Children and Sir Nameless
03:01
Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
25
1. The Big Chariot
01:55
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
26
2. The Old Lute
02:41
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
27
3. The Autumn Wind
01:12
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
28
4. The Herd-Boy
01:18
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
29
5. Depression
01:35
Songs From The Chinese, Op.58
30
6. Dance Song
00:58
Peter Pears, Julian Bream
Total Playing Time: 1:11:20
CD 13: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op.61
1
1. Menschenbeifall
00:00
01:22
2
2. Die Heimat
00:00
01:56
3
3. Sokrates und Alcibiades
00:00
02:18
4
4. Die Jugend
00:00
01:50
5
5. Hälfte des Lebens
00:00
02:02
6
6. Die Linien des Lebens
00:00
02:25
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
Songs & Proverbs of William Blake, Op.74
7
The Pride of the Peacock...London
00:00
03:08
8
Prisons are built...The Chimney Sweeper
00:00
02:51
9
The Bird anest...A Poison Tree
00:00
04:28
10
Think in the morning...The Tyger
00:00
02:34
11
The Tygers of wrath...The Fly
00:00
02:49
12
The hours of folly...Ah, Sun Flower
00:00
04:16
13
To see a world...Every night and every morn
00:00
03:28
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Britten
The Poet's Echo, Op.76
14
1. Echo ("Ekho")
00:00
02:38
15
2. My Heart ("Ya dumal, serdtse pozabilo")
00:00
01:40
16
3. Angel ("Angel")
00:00
02:16
17
4. The Nightingale and the Rose ("Solovyei i roza")
00:00
04:32
18
5. Epigram (Epigramma)
00:00
00:46
19
6. Lines Written During a Sleepless Night ("Stikhi sochinyonniye nochyu vo vremya bessonnitsi")
00:00
04:16
Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich
Who Are These Children?, Op.84
20
1. A Riddle (The Earth)
01:03
21
2. A Laddie's Sang
00:55
22
3. Nightmare
02:42
23
4. Black Day
00:36
24
5. Bed-time
00:58
25
6. Slaughter
01:32
26
7. Riddle (The Child You Were)
00:39
27
8. The Larky Lad
00:33
28
9. Who are these children?
02:00
29
10. Supper
01:12
30
11. The Children
03:59
31
12. The Auld Aik
01:40
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
32
Dawtie's Devotion
01:27
33
The Gully
01:04
34
Tradition
01:03
Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau
Total Playing Time: 1:12:58
CD 14: Britten: The Complete Works
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1
Beware!
01:06
Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau
2
O That I Had Ne'er Been Married
01:23
Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau
3
Epitaph: The Clerk
01:08
Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau
4
Of A' the Airts the Wind Can Blaw
01:00
Nicky Spence, Malcolm Martineau
5
A Dirge
01:11
James Geer, Malcolm Martineau
6
Prithee
01:49
Andrew Tortise, Malcolm Martineau
7
The Joy Of Grief
01:00
Katherine Broderick, Malcolm Martineau
8
Virtue In Deeds Not Words
01:09
Caryl Hughes, Malcolm Martineau
9
From "Lucy"
01:22
Ben Johnson, Malcolm Martineau
10
Dans les Bois
01:40
Elizabeth Atherton, Malcolm Martineau
11
Lilian
02:57
Philip Smith, Malcolm Martineau
12
Diaphenia
01:54
13
The Owl
01:24
Andrew Swait, Andrew Plant
14
Witches' Song
00:41
James Bowman, Andrew Plant
15
O Why Did E're My Thought Aspire
01:30
Benedict Nelson, Malcolm Martineau
16
Chamber Music V
01:13
Allan Clayton, Malcolm Martineau
17
Song - Take O Take Those Lips Away
00:57
Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau
Two Ballads For Two Voices & Piano
18
1. Mother Comfort
03:38
Two Ballads For Two Voices & Piano
19
2. Underneath the Abject Willow
02:05
Felicity Lott, Ann Murray, Graham Johnson
20
A Poison Tree
02:37
21
Not Even Summer Yet
01:46
22
The Red Cockatoo
00:39
Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau
Fish In The Unruffled Lakes
Fish In The Unruffled Lake
23
To Lie Flat On the Back
02:23
24
Night Covers Up the Rigid Land
02:32
James Geer, Malcolm Martineau
25
The Sun Shines Down
02:07
Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau
26
Fish In the Unruffled Lakes
02:48
Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau
27
What's In Your Mind?
02:07
Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau
28
Underneath the Abject Willow
01:40
Robin Tritschler, Malcolm Martineau
29
Wild With Passion
02:25
30
If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart
01:44
31
Cradle Song ("Sleep, My Darling, Sleep")
03:02
32
Birthday Song For Erwin
01:18
Benjamin Hulett, Malcolm Martineau
33
Um Mitternacht
04:01
James Geer, Malcolm Martineau
Traditional
34
The Bitter Withy
05:07
Philip Langridge, David Owen Norris, Wenhaston Boys' Choir, Ronald Corp
35
King Herod and the Cock
01:22
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
36
Fancie
01:03
37
The Oxen
02:53
38
May
01:20
New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells, Ronald Corp
Traditional
39
The Twelve Apostles
06:12
Philip Langridge, David Owen Norris, Wenhaston Boys' Choir, Ronald Corp
Total Playing Time: 1:18:13
CD 15: Britten: The Complete Works
Traditional
The Foggy Foggy Dew
1
Arr. Benjamin Britten
00:00
02:32
2
Sally In Our Alley
00:00
04:11
Charles Dibdin (1745 - 1814)
Tom Bowling
3
Arr. Britten
00:00
04:29
Traditional
4
The Lincolnshire Poacher
00:00
02:02
A Brisk Young Widow
5
Arr. Britten
00:00
02:00
6
O Waly Waly
00:00
03:32
7
Sweet Polly Oliver
00:00
02:29
Early One Morning
8
Arr. Benjamin Britten
00:00
02:58
The Bonny Earl o'Moray
9
arr. Benjamin Britten
00:00
02:29
10
The Ash Grove
00:00
02:46
11
Come You Not From Newcastle
00:00
01:14
12
Le Roi S En Va-T En Chasse
00:00
02:11
13
La Belle est au jardin d'amour
00:00
02:49
14
The Minstrel Boy
00:00
01:56
15
How Sweet The Answer
00:00
02:08
16
The Last Rose Of Summer
00:00
03:54
17
Avenging and Bright
00:00
01:27
18
Oft In The Stilly Night
00:00
02:35
19
The Miller Of Dee
00:00
01:45
20
Ca The Yowes
00:00
03:51
21
The Plough Boy
00:00
01:56
The Sally Gardens
22
Arr. Britten
03:00
Little Sir William
23
Arr. Britten
02:35
24
Oliver Cromwell
00:38
Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho!
25
Trans. Rogers, Arr. Britten
02:08
There's None To Soothe
26
Arr. Britten
02:14
Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten
Il est quelqu'un sur terre
27
Arr. Britten
04:02
Folk Song Arrangemens (British Isles)
28
O can ye sew cushions?
02:10
Peter Pears, Osian Ellis
The Trees They Grow So High
29
arr. Britten
03:37
Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson
Traditional from France
30
Voici le Printemps
01:42
31
Fileuse
01:38
32
Quand j'étais chez mon pere
01:48
Sophie Wyss, Benjamin Britten
Total Playing Time: 1:20:46
CD 16: Britten: The Complete Works
Traditional
1
I Will Give My Love An Apple
01:46
2
The Sailor-Boy
01:37
3
Master Kilby
02:04
4
The Soldier and The Sailor
02:20
5
The Shooting Of His Dear
02:44
Robert Tear, Timothy Walker
6
Bonny At Morn
03:15
Philip Langridge, Osian Ellis
7
Greensleeves
01:54
Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
Traditional, John Jacob Niles
8
I Wonder As I Wander
03:54
Traditional
9
The Crocodile
04:43
Charles Burney
10
Pray Goody
00:44
Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson
Traditional
11
At The Mid Hour Of Night
02:44
Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
12
Dear Harp Of My Country! (Kate Tyrrel)
02:25
13
O The Sight Entrancing
02:08
Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson
14
Sail On, Sail On
02:25
15
Rich And Rare
03:05
Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
16
La Noel Passée
03:50
17
Eho! Eho!
01:56
Philip Langridge, Graham Johnson
18
The Holly And The Ivy
02:23
Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
19
Soldier, Won't You Marry Me?
01:40
20
The Deaf Woman's Courtship
01:14
Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
21
The Stream In The Valley
02:31
Philip Langridge, Christopher van Kampen
22
Unidentified Folk Song Setting
03:29
Christopher van Kampen, Graham Johnson
23
Lord! I Married Me a Wife
01:14
24
She's Like The Swallow
02:42
25
Lemady
01:24
26
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn ("I Was Lonely and Forlorn")
02:19
David Owen (1709 - 1739)
27
Dafyd Y Garreg Wen (David Of The White Rock)
03:04
Traditional
28
The False Knight Upon The Road
03:39
29
Bird Scarer's Song
00:57
Philip Langridge, Osian Ellis
Total Playing Time: 1:10:10
  

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