BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
   
 Spring Symphony, Op. 44 44:44  
  For Soprano, Alto and Tenor solos, Mixed Chorus, Boys' Choir and Orchestra  
  Part I  
1 Introduction. Lento, senza rigore 10:03
2 The Merry Cuckoo. Vivace 1:57
3 Spring, the Sweet Spring. Allegro con slancio 1:47
4 The Driving Boy. Allegro molto 1:58
5 The Morning Star. Molto moderato ma giocoso 3:07
  Part II  
6 Welcome Maids of Honour. Allegro rubato 2:38
7 Waters Above. Molto moderato e tranquillo 2:23
8 Out on the Lawn I Lie in Bed. Adagio molto tranquillo 6:37
  Part III  
9 When will my May come. Allegro impetuoso 2:25
10 Fair and Fair. Allegretto grazioso 2:13
11 Sound the Flute. Allegretto molto mosso 1:24
  Part IV  
12 Finale. Moderato alla valse - Allegro pesante 7:56
 Elizabeth Gale soprano
 Alfreda Hodgson contralto
 Martyn Hill tenor
 Welcome Ode, Op. 95 8:16  
13 1 March. Broad and rhythmic (Maestoso) 1:52
14 2 Jig. Quick 1:20
15 3 Roundel. Slower 2:38
16 4 Modulation 0:39
17 5 Canon. Moving on 1:46
18  Psalm 150, Op. 67 5:31
  Kurt-Hans Goedicke, LSO timpani  
  Lively March - Lightly - Very lively  
   
 Richard Hickox
  8-10 January & 27 March 1990