BRITTEN, BENJAMIN

Britten: Vocal Works

Compact Disc
5 Aug 2013

Barcode: 5099901516425

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 I. Fanfare: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
02 II. Villes: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
03 IIIa. Phrase: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
04 IIIb. Antique: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
05 IV. Royauté: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
06 V. Marine: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
07 VI. Interlude: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
08 VII. Being Beauteous: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
09 VIII. Parade: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
10 IX. Départ: Les Illuminations for high voice and string orchestra Op. 18 (1971 Digital Remaster)  - Heather Harper/Northern Sinfonia Orchestra/Sir Nev 
11 Prologue (horn solo): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
12 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
13 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
14 3. Elegy: O Rose, thou art sick (William Blake): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
15 4. Dirge: This ae nighte (anon. 15th century): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
16 5. Hymn: Queen and huntress (Ben Jonson): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
17 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
18 Epilogue (horn solo): Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Steuart Bedford/John Tu 
19 Now sleeps the crimson petal  - Neil Mackie/Barry Tuckwell/Scottish Chamber Orches 
20 On a poet's lips I slept (Shelley): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
21 Below the thunders of the upper deep (Tennyson) (Robin O'Neill, bassoon): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
22 Encinctured with a twine of leaves (Coleridge) (Thelma Owen, harp): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
23 Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting, ting, ting (Middleton) (Frank Lloyd, french horn): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
24 But that night when on my bed I lay (Wordsworth) (David Corkhill, timpani): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
25 She sleeps on soft, last breaths (Owen) (James Brown, cor anglais): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
26 What is more gentle than a wind in summer? (Keats) (William Bennett, flute; Thea King, clarinet): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
27 When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see (Shakespeare): Nocturne, Op.60  - Robert Tear/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 
Disc 2 
01 1. Nuits de juin (wds. Victor Hugo): Quatre Chansons françaises (1928)  - Sir Simon Rattle/Jill Gomez 
02 2. Sagesse (wds. Paul Verlaine): Quatre Chansons françaises (1928)  - Sir Simon Rattle/Jill Gomez 
03 3. L'Enfance (wds. Victor Hugo): Quatre Chansons françaises (1928)  - Sir Simon Rattle/Jill Gomez 
04 4. Chanson d'automne (wds. Paul Verlaine): Quatre Chansons françaises (1928)  - Sir Simon Rattle/Jill Gomez 
05 Prologue: Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
06 A. Rats Away!: Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
07 B. Messalina: Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
08 C. Dance of Death (Hawking for the Partridge): Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
09 Epilogue and Funeral March: Our Hunting Fathers Op. 8  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
10 Little Sir William: Folk Song Arrangement  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
11 Come you not from Newcastle?: Folk Song Arrangement  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
12 The Bonny Earl o' Moray: Folk Song Arrangement  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
13 Oliver Cromwell: Folk Song Arrangement  - Elisabeth Söderström/Orchestra of Welsh National O 
14 In May, in brilliant Athens: Phaedra, Op.93  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
15 Oh Gods of wrath: Phaedra, Op.93  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
16 My time's too short, your highness: Phaedra, Op.93  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
17 La belle est au jardin d'amour: Folk Song Arrangements  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
18 Eho! Eho!: Folk Song Arrangements  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
19 Fileuse: Folk Song Arrangements  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
20 Quand j'étais chez mon père.: Folk Song Arrangements  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
21 Le roi s'en va-t'en chasse (The King goes a-hunting): Folk Song Arrangements  - Felicity Palmer/Endymion Ensemble/John Whitfield 
Disc 3 
01 1. Sì come nella penna e nell'inchiostro (XVI): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
02 2. A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia (XXXI): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
03 3. Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume (XXX): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
04 4. Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai (LV): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
05 5. Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume (XXXVIII): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
06 6. S'un casto amor, s'una pietà superna (XXXII): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
07 7. Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede (XXIV): Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo Op. 22 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
08 1. Oh my black Soule!: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
09 2. Batter my heart: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
10 3. Oh might those sighes and teares: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
11 4. Oh, to vex me: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
12 5. What if this present: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
13 6. Since she whom I loved: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
14 7. At the round earth's imagined corners: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
15 8. Thou hast made me: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
16 9. Death, be not proud: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35 (1993 Digital Remaster)  - Sir Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten 
17 1. Let the florid music praise!: On This Island Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
18 2. Now the leaves are falling fast: On This Island Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
19 3. Seascape: On This Island Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
20 4. Nocturne: On This Island Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
21 5. As it is, plenty: On This Island Op. 11 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
22 1. At Day-close in November: Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
23 2. Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy): Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
24 3. Wagtail and Baby (A Satire): Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
25 4. The Little Old Table: Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
26 5. The Choirmaster's Burial (or The Tenor Man's Story): Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
27 6. Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales): Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
28 7. At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin): Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
29 8. Before Life and After: Winter Words Op. 52 (2000 Digital Remaster)  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
Disc 4 
01 My beloved is mine, Op.40: Canticle I  - Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
02 Abraham and Isaac, Op.51: Canticle II  - David Daniels/Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
03 Still falls the rain, Op.55: Canticle III  - Ian Bostridge/Timothy Brown/Julius Drake 
04 Journey of the Magi, Op.86: Canticle IV  - David Daniels/Ian Bostridge/Christopher Maltman/Ju 
05 The Death of Saint Narcissus, Op.89: Canticle V  - Ian Bostridge/Aline Brewer 
06 The plough boy: Folk Song Arrangements  - Christopher Maltman/Julius Drake 
07 The Salley Gardens: Folksong Arrangements  - Christopher Maltman/Julius Drake 
08 The foggy, foggy dew: Folk Song Arrangements  - Christopher Maltman/Julius Drake 
09 There's none to soothe: Folk Song Arrangements  - David Daniels/Julius Drake 
10 O waly, waly: Folk Song Arrangements  - David Daniels/Julius Drake 
11 The ash grove: Folk Song Arrangements  - Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
12 Greensleves: Folk Song Arrangements  - Ian Bostridge/Julius Drake 
Disc 5 
01 The Children and Sir Nameless: Two songs by Thomas Hardy  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
02 If it's ever spring again: Two songs by Thomas Hardy  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
03 1. Beware! (Henry Longfellow, from the German): Beware! - Three Early Songs  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
04 2. O that I had ne'er been married (Robert Burns): Beware! - Three Early Songs  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
05 3. Epitaph: The Clerk (Herbert Asquith): Beware! - Three Early Songs  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
06 Not even summer yet  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
07 To lie flat on the back: Two songs by W. H. Auden  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
08 Night covers up the rigid land: Two songs by W. H. Auden  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
09 The Oxen (Christmas eve, and twelve of the clock)  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
10 Dawtie's Devotion: Three rhymes by William Soutar  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
11 Tradition: Three rhymes by William Soutar  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
12 The Gully: Three rhymes by William Soutar  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
13 A Song of Enchantment: Tit for Tat  - Jonathan Lemalu/Malcolm Martineau 
14 Silver: Tit for Tat  - Jonathan Lemalu/Malcolm Martineau 
15 Tit for Tat: Tit for Tat  - Jonathan Lemalu/Malcolm Martineau 
16 Mother Comfort (wds. M. Slater): 2 Ballads  - Dame Felicity Lott/Ann Murray/Graham Johnson 
17 Underneath the abject willow (wds. W. H. Auden): 2 Ballads  - Dame Felicity Lott/Ann Murray/Graham Johnson 
18 Sweet Polly Oliver: Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
19 The Minstrel Boy (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
20 The Brisk Young Widow (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
21 Ca' the Yowes (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
22 The Lincolnshire Poacher (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
23 O can ye sew cushions? (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
24 The trees they grow so high (2000 Digital Remaster): Folk Song Arrangement  - Robert Tear/Sir Philip Ledger 
25 Early one morning: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
26 How sweet the answer: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
27 Voici le printemps: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
28 The last rose of summer: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
29 Dear harp of my country: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
30 Oft in the stilly night: Folk Song Arrangements  - Sarah Brightman/Geoffrey Parsons 
Disc 6 
01 The Queen's Epicedium  - Benjamin Britten/Sir Peter Pears 
02 Sound the Trumpet: Come ye sons of art away Z323  - Dame Felicity Lott/Ann Murray/Graham Johnson 
03 I attempt from love's sickness to fly (Dryden/Howard): The Indian Queen Z630  - Ann Murray/Graham Johnson 
04 Lost is my quiet for ever Z502  - Dame Felicity Lott/Ann Murray/Graham Johnson 
05 Fairest Isle (Dryden): King Arthur Z628  - Dame Felicity Lott/Graham Johnson 
06 What can we poor females do Z518  - Graham Johnson 
07 I'll sail upon the Dog-star (Thomas D'Urfey) Z571.6: Three realizations of Henry Purcell  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
08 The Knotting Song (Charles Sedley) Z371: Three realizations of Henry Purcell  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
09 Man is for the woman made (Peter Anthony Motteux) Z605.3: Three realizations of Henry Purcell  - Neil Mackie/Roger Vignoles 
10 1. Let sullen discord smile (Nahum Tate) Z321.6: Suite of Songs from 'Orpheus Britannicus'  - Neil Mackie/Steuart Bedford/John Tunnell 
11 2. Why should men quarrel? (John Dryden & Sir Robert Howard) Z630.4d: Suite of Songs from 'Orpheus Britannicus'  - Neil Mackie/Steuart Bedford/John Tunnell 
12 3. So when the glittering Queen of Night (Thomas D'Urfey) Z333.11: Suite of Songs from 'Orpheus Britannicus'  - Neil Mackie/Steuart Bedford/John Tunnell 
13 4. Thou tun'st this world (Nicholas Brady) Z328.6: Suite of Songs from 'Orpheus Britannicus'  - Neil Mackie/Steuart Bedford/John Tunnell 
14 5a. 'Tis holiday (Nahum Tate) Z321.5 - 5b. Sound Fame thy brazen trumpet (Thomas Betterton & John Dryden) Z627.22:  - Steuart Bedford 
15 Die Forelle D550 (orch. Britten)  - Neil Mackie/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Steuart Bed 
16 Frühlingsnacht: Liederkreis Op. 39 (orch. Britten)  - Steuart Bedford 


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