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CHAN 8983
(multiple CD Set)
War Requiem

Britten: War Requiem/ Sinfonia da Requiem/Ballad of Heroes

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2003

Originally recorded in 2002

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Richard Hickox


John Shirley-Quirk

bass-baritone*

Heather Harper

soprano*

Philip Langridge

tenor*

Martyn Hill

tenor†

London Symphony Chorus

*†

Venue:

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Ben Connellan

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 118:09
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

(1913-1976)
   
 

War Requiem, Op. 66*

85:14  
  For soprano, tenor, baritone, boys' choir, chorus, orchestra, chamber orchestra and organ  
  Text: Missa pro Defunctis/Wilfred Owen  
1 I Requiem aeternam 10:37
2 II Dies irae 27:12
3 III Offertorium 9:28
4 IV Sanctus 3:45
5 V Agnus Dei 3:45
6 VI Libera me 23:16
  Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral  
  John Scott director  
  Roderick Elms organ  
 

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

21:47  
  For orchestra  
7 I Lacrymosa. Andante ben misurato 8:47
8 II Dies irae. Allegro con fuoco - Alla marcia - Avantil 5:27
9 III Requiem aeternam. Andante molto tranquillo 7:32
   
 

Ballad of Heroes, Op. 14†

18:20  
  For tenor, chorus and orchestra  
  Text: W.H. Auden, Randall Swingler  
10 I Funeral March. Allegro moderato - Lento alla marcia 6:30
11 II Scherzo. Dance of Death. Allegro con fuoco - Molto pesante - Allegro con fuoco 4:23
12 III Recitative and Choral. Lento quasi recitativo - Lento e tranquillo - Epilogue. Tempo 1 (Funeral March) 7:27
   
 Heather Harper soprano*
 Philip Langridge tenor*
 Martyn Hill tenor†
 John Shirley-Quirk bass-baritone*
 Richard Hickox
  24-28 February 1991  
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'Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that scales genuine heights in the 'Agnus Dei' and 'Libera me'. Both Philip Langridge and John Shirley-Quirk are at their authoritative, sensitive best - and what a joy to hear Heather Harper in the part she sang at the work's 1962 first performance.'
Gramophone

Richard Hickox’s Chandos version rivals even the composer’s own definitive account in its passion and perception, and must now be regarded as first choice… outstanding performances.
The Penguin Guide

Richard Hickox’s Chandos version rivals even the composer’s own definitive account in its passion and perception, and must now be regarded as first choice.
The Penguin Yearbook



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