Essential Choral Classics

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947574866
  • Catalog Number: 000691802
  • Sales rank: 152,625

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: O Fortuna - Carl Orff & Charles Dutoit (2:44)
  2. 2 Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258 - David Willcocks & George Frideric Handel (5:56)
  3. 3 Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus: Excerpt - David Willcocks & Gregorio Allegri (7:18)
  4. 4 Hear My Prayer ("O for the wings of a dove"), hymn for soprano, chorus & organ or orchestra in G major: O for the wings of a dove - David Willcocks & Felix Mendelssohn (6:00)
  5. 5 Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: Thanks be to God! - Felix Mendelssohn & Paul Daniel (4:01)
  6. 6 Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass - César Franck & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (3:57)
  7. 7 Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, 2 pianos, harmonium & choir: Kyrie - Gioachino Rossini & Mirella Freni (7:48)
  8. 8 Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299 - David Willcocks & Thomas Tallis (11:38)
  9. 9 Simple Gifts - Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Shaker Traditional (3:15)
  10. 10 Shenandoah, folk song - Mormon Tabernacle Choir & American Traditional (3:53)
  11. 11 Deep River - Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Traditional Spiritual (3:04)
  12. 12 Song for Athene, for chorus - John Tavener & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (6:01)
  13. 13 The Dream of Gerontius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 38: Softly and gently - Edward Elgar & Benjamin Britten (6:19)
  14. 14 Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! - Ludwig van Beethoven & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (7:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis - Antonio Vivaldi & Academy of Ancient Music (2:22)
  2. 2 Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: Et in terra pax - Antonio Vivaldi & Academy of Ancient Music (5:03)
  3. 3 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Sanctus - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (5:14)
  4. 4 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Osanna in excelsis - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2:53)
  5. 5 St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b): Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder - Johann Sebastian Bach & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (6:31)
  6. 6 Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (6:01)
  7. 7 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: For unto us a Child is born - George Frideric Handel & Neville Marriner (3:40)
  8. 8 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah - George Frideric Handel & Neville Marriner (3:43)
  9. 9 Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes - Franz Joseph Haydn & Norma Burrowes (3:35)
  10. 10 Mass for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in D minor ("Lord Nelson"), H. 22/11: Kyrie - David Willcocks & Franz Joseph Haydn (5:05)
  11. 11 Ave verum Corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (3:38)
  12. 12 Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & St. John's College Choir, Cambridge (4:52)
  13. 13 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (3:21)
  14. 14 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Sanctus - Gabriel Fauré & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (3:41)
  15. 15 Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: In paradisum - Gabriel Fauré & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (3:46)
  16. 16 Ein deutsches Requiem (German Requiem), for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen - Johannes Brahms & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (5:22)
  17. 17 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Dies irae. Tuba mirum - Giuseppe Verdi & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4:18)
  18. 18 Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand"): Alles Vergängliche (conclusion) - René Kollo & Gustav Mahler (6:42)
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