The Best of Britten

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  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099683821
  • Catalog Number: 8556838
  • Sales rank: 215,008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27 - Benjamin Britten & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (10:22)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge
  2. 2–3 Sea Interludes (4) from Peter Grimes, for orchestra, Op. 33a - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (8:33)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra
    1. 2 Sunday Morning
    2. 3 Storm
  3. 4 Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30: 1. Rejoice on God, O ye Tongues - Benjamin Britten & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (3:55)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge
  4. 5 Sinfonia da Requiem, for orchestra, Op. 20: 1. Lacrymosa - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (8:53)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra
  5. 6 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34: Theme - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (2:09)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra
  6. 7 Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell), for speaker ad lib & orchestra, Op. 34: Fugue - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (2:51)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra
  7. 8 Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31: 4. Elegy - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (4:15)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Philip Langridge
  8. 9 Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a: 10. Gloriana Moritura - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (6:55)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra
  9. 10 Simple Symphony, for string orchestra, Op. 4: 2. Playful Pizzicato - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (3:03)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byNorthern Sinfonia Chorus
  10. 11 Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90: A time there was... 1. Cakes and Ale - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (2:31)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byNorthern Sinfonia Chorus
  11. 12 Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, for strings, Op. 10: Variation 10. Fugue and Finale - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (7:31)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byEnglish Chamber Orchestra
  12. 13 Tell me the Truth about Love, for voice & piano (Cabaret Songs) - Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford (5:41)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byDella Jones
  13. 14 War Requiem, for soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' voices, chorus, chamber orchestra, orchestra & organ, Op. 66: Requiem aeternam - Benjamin Britten & Martyn Brabbins (9:23)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byMartyn Brabbins
    Performed byMartyn Brabbins, Thomas Randle, Lynda Russell, Michael Volle, Scottish Festival Chorus, BBC Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  14. 15 A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus - Benjamin Britten & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (3:08)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Performed byChoir of King's College, Cambridge
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