BRITTEN, B.: Saint Nicolas / A Ceremony of Carols / A Boy Was Born / The Rape of Lucretia / Billy Budd (Britten) (1939-1956)

     
     
 ERIC CROZIER
 Saint Nicolas, Op. 42  
1 Introduction 5:14
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
2 The Birth of Nicolas 2:23
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
3 Nicolas devotes himself to God 4:18
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
4 He journeys to Palestine 7:29
 Ralph Downes Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
5 He comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop 6:49
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
6 Nicolas from Prison 3:01
 Ralph Downes Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
7 Nicolas and the Pickled Boys 6:25
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
8 His Piety and Marvellous Works 5:07
 Ralph Downes Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
9 The Death of Nicolas 6:19
 Ralph Downes Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
     
     
     
 ROBERT SOUTHWELL
 A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28  
1 Procession 19:44
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 WILLIAM CORNYSH (II)
2 Wolcum yole! 1:19
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 JAMES WEDDERBURN
3 There is no rose 1:58
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
4 That yonge child 1:34
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 JOHN WEDDERBURN
5 Balulalow 1:23
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
6 As dew in Aprille 0:57
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ROBERT SOUTHWELL
7 This little Babe 1:18
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 WILLIAM CORNYSH (II)
8 Interlude 3:01
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ROBERT SOUTHWELL
9 In freezing winter night 4:02
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 WILLIAM CORNYSH (II)
10 Spring Carol 1:06
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ROBERT SOUTHWELL
11 Deo Gracias! - Adam lay ibounden 1:03
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 WILLIAM CORNYSH (II)
12 Recession 1:14
 Enid Simon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
 A Boy Was Born, Op. 3  
13 Theme: A boy was Born — 2:03
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
14 Variation 1: Lullaby, Jesu — 4:18
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
15 Variation 2: Herod — 2:14
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
16 Variation 3: Jesu, As Thou Art Our Saviour — 2:33
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 CHRISTINA ROSETTI
17 Variation 4: The Three Kings 3:38
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
18 Variation 5: In the Bleak Mid-winter — 4:52
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
19 Variation 6 (Finale): Noel! 8:48
 Michael Hartnett Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
     
     
     
 The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37  
1 Act I Scene 1: Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart … (Male Chorus) 2:33
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
2 Act I Scene 1: It is an axiom among kings (Female Chorus) 3:01
 Edmund Donleavy Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
3 Act I Scene 1: Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light … (Male Chorus) 2:22
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
4 Act I Scene 1: Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher (Collatinus) 2:36
 Anna Pollak Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
5 Act I Scene 1: Maria was unmasked at a mask ball (Junius, Tarquinus, Collatinus, male Chorus) 4:14
 Joan Cross Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
6 Act I Scene 1: Collatinus is politically astute (Male Chorus, Junius, Collatinus, Tarquinus) 6:11
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
7 Act I Scene 1: There goes a happy man (Tarquinus, Junius) 4:17
 Kathleen Ferrier Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
8 Act I Scene 1: Tarquinus doses not dare (Male Chorus) 1:58
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
9 Act I Scene 1: My horse! My Horse! … Tarquinus does not wait (Tarquinus, Male Chorus) 3:19
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
10 Act I Scene 2: Their spinning wheel unwinds (Female Chorus, Lucretia, Bianca, Lucia) 5:06
 Owen Brannigan Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
11 Act I Scene 2: Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate … (Lucretia, Bianca) 2:49
 Joan Cross Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
12 Act I Scene 2: Time turns upon the hands of women … (Female Chorus) 3:20
 Kathleen Ferrier Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
13 Act I Scene 2: The oatmeal slippers of sleep (Female Chorus, Male Chorus, Tarquinus, Bianca, Lucretia, Lucia) 7:20
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
     
     
     
1 Act II Scene 1: The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness … (Female Chorus) 8:36
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
2 Act II Scene 1: She sleeps as a rose upon the night … (Female Chorus) 5:06
 Anna Pollak Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
3 Act II Scene 1: Within this frail crucible of light … (Tarquinius) 4:27
 Joan Cross Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
4 Act II Scene 1: Lucretia! (Tarquinius) 6:18
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
5 Act II Interlude: Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin … (Female Chorus, Male Chorus) 4:33
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
6 Act II Scene 2: O what a lovely day … (Lucia, Bianca) 3:52
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
7 Act II Scene 2: We'll leave the orchids for Lucretia (Bianca, Lucia, Lucretia) 4:14
 Peter Pears Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
8 Act II Scene 2: Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection … (Luceretia) 3:13
 Anna Pollak Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
9 Act II Scene 2: You were right (Lucia, Bianca, Collatinus, Junius, Lucretia) 4:38
 Owen Brannigan Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
10 Act II Scene 2: Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part … (Collatinus, Lucretia) 3:01
 Reginald Goodall Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
11 Act II Scene 2: Last night Tarquinius ravished me (Lucretia, Collatinus) 3:46
 Anna Pollak Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
12 Act II Scene 2: This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full … (Collatinus, Junius, Bianca, Lucia, Female Chorus, Male Chorus) 4:28
 Kathleen Ferrier Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
 RONALD DUNCAN
13 Act II Scene 2: Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, is this in vain? (Female Chorus, Male Chorus) 5:26
 Anna Pollak Soloist
 Goodall, Reginald
     
     
     
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
 Billy Budd, Op. 50  
1 Act II: There you are again, Master-at-Arms. 5:50
 Frederick Dalberg Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
2 Act II: Oh, this cursed mist! 4:21
 Geraint Evans Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
3 Act II: Claggart, John Claggart, beware! 3:31
 Theodore Uppman Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
4 Act II: Master-at-Arms and foretopman … 2:16
 Frederick Dalberg Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
5 Act II: God o' mercy! 2:08
 Michael Langdon Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
6 Act II: Great God! For what reason? 1:24
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
7 Act II: William Budd, you are accused … 4:57
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 E.M FORSTER
8 Act II: Poor fellow, who could save him? 4:32
 Frederick Dalberg Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
 Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33a  
9 No. 1. Dawn 3:24
 Eduard van Beinum Conductor
 Beinum, Eduard van
     
10 No. 2. Sunday Morning 3:44
 Eduard van Beinum Conductor
 Beinum, Eduard van
     
11 No. 3. Moonlight 4:24
 Eduard van Beinum Conductor
 Beinum, Eduard van
     
12 No. 4. Storm 4:20
 Eduard van Beinum Conductor
 Beinum, Eduard van
     
13  Peter Grimes: Passacaglia, Op. 33b 6:30
 Eduard van Beinum Conductor
 Beinum, Eduard van
     
     
     
     
 The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Henry Purcell, Op. 34  
1 Theme 1:55
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
2 Variation A [The Flutes] 0:34
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
3 Variation B [The Oboes] 0:59
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
4 Variation C [The Clarinets] 0:37
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
5 Variation D [The Bassoons] 0:51
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
6 Variation E [The Violins] 0:39
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
7 Variation F [The Violas] — 1:12
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
8 Variation G [The Cellos] 1:18
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
9 Variation H [The Double Basses] 0:53
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
10 Variation I [The Harp] 0:52
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
11 Variation J [The Horns] 0:43
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
12 Variation K [The Trumpets] 0:35
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
13 Variation L [The Trombones and Bass Tuba] 1:00
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
14 Variation M [Percussions] 1:34
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
15 Fugue: Allegro molto 3:01
 Malcolm Sargent Conductor
 Sargent, Malcolm
     
 The Little Sweep, Op. 45  
16 Sweep! Sweep! (Chorus) 1:57
 Marilyn Baker Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
17 Sweep this chimney (Miss Baggott) 1:59
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
18 Now, little white boy! (Black Bob, Clem) 4:03
 Robin Fairhurst Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
19 Pull the rope gently until he is free! (Chorus) 1:42
 Michael Ingram Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
20 Is he wounded? (Chorus) 1:29
 Nancy Thomas Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
21 Sooty tracks (Chorus) 2:24
 Marilyn Baker Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
22 Run, poor sweep-boy (Rowan) 4:18
 Peter Pears Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
23 The kettles are singing (Chorus) 2:45
 Robin Fairhurst Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
24 O why do you weep (Chorus, Rowan, Sam) 3:07
 April Cantelo Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
25 Pantomime - Ah!…Blackguards! (Miss Baggott) 4:17
 Trevor Anthony Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
26 Help! Help! She's collapsed! (Miss Baggott) 2:07
 Michael Ingram Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
27 The owl, wide-winging through the sky (Chorus) 4:05
 April Cantelo Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
28 Soon the coach will carry you away (Juliet) 2:28
 Robin Fairhurst Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
29 Morning, Sammy! Lovely weather (Johnnie) 1:51
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ERIC CROZIER
30 Ready Alfred? (Tom) 2:51
 Peter Pears Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
31 Coaching song: The horses are champing (Tutti) 2:20
 Gabrielle Soskin Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
     
     
     
 The Turn of the Screw, Op. 54  
1 Act I: The Prologue: It is a curious story 2:46
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 MYFANWY PIPER
2 Act I: Theme: Scene 1 - The Journey: Nearly there (Governess) 3:25
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
3 Act I: Variation I: Scene 2 - The Welcome: Mrs. Grose! Will she be nice? (Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, Governess) 4:08
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
4 Act I: Variation II: Scene 3 - The Letter: Miss! Miss! A letter for you (Mrs. Grose, Governess, Flora, Miles) 3:51
 Arda Mandikian Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
5 Act I: Variation III: Scene 4 - The Tower: How beautiful it is (Governess) 5:49
 Jennifer Vyvyan Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
6 Act I: Variation IV: Scene 5 - The Window: Tom, Tom, the piper's son (Miles, Flora, Governess, Mrs. Grose) 9:59
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 MYFANWY PIPER
7 Act I: Variation V: Scene 6 - The Lesson: Many nouns it is we find (Miles, Flora, Governess) 4:44
 Peter Pears Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
8 Act I: Variation VI: Scene 7 - The Lake: O rivers and seas and lakes! (Flora, Governess, Miles) 6:37
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 MYFANWY PIPER
9 Act I: Variation VII: Scene 8 - At Night: Miles! Miles! Miles! (Quint, Miles, Miss Jessel, Flora, Governess, Mrs. Grose) 10:20
 Arda Mandikian Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
     
     
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
1 Act II: Variation VIII: Scene 1 - Colloquy and Soliloquy: Why did you call me? (Miss Jessel, Quint, Governess) 8:34
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 MYFANWY PIPER
2 Act II: Variation IX: Scene 2 - The Bells: O sing unto them a new song (Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, Governess) 8:29
 Arda Mandikian Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
3 Act II: Variation X: Scene 3 - Miss Jessel: She is here (Governess, Miss Jessel) 6:20
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
4 Act II: Variation XI: Scene 4 - The Bedroom: Malo: than a naughty boy… (Miles, Governess, Quint) 5:57
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 MYFANWY PIPER
5 Act II: Variation XII: Scene 5 - Quint: So! She has written (Quint) 2:06
 Arda Mandikian Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
6 Act II: Variation XIII: Scene 6 - The Piano: O what a clever boy (Governess, Mrs. Grose, Flora) 4:51
 Joan Cross Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
7 Act II: Variation XIV: Scene 7 - Flora: Flora! (Mrs. Grose, Governess, Miss Jessel, Flora) 4:54
 Olive Dyer Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
8 Act II: Variation XV: Scene 8 - Miles: Mrs. Grose (Governess, Mrs. Grose, Miles, Quint) 11:38
 David Hemmings Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
     
     
     
 Simple Symphony, Op. 4  
1 I. Boisterous Bouree 3:22
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
2 II. Playful Pizzicato 3:14
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
3 III. Sentimental Sarabande 8:06
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
4 IV. Frolicsome Finale 2:38
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
 Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10  
5 Introduction and Theme 1:51
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
6 Variation 1: Adagio 2:14
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
7 Variation 2: March 1:09
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
8 Variation 3: Romance 1:35
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
9 Variation 4: Aria Italiana 1:13
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
10 Variation 5: Bouree Classique 1:10
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
11 Variation 6: Wiener Waltzer 2:33
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
12 Variation 7: Moto Perpetuo 1:08
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
13 Variation 8: Funeral March 3:10
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
14 Variation 9: Chant 1:04
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
15 Variation 10: Fugue 3:04
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
16 Finale 3:16
 Boyd Neel Conductor
 Neel, Boyd
     
17  Introduction and Rondo alla burlesca, Op. 23, No. 1 8:58
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
     
18  Mazurka Elegiaca, Op. 23, No. 2 7:29
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
     
     
     
     
 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22  
1 No. 1. Sonetto XVI: Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro 2:00
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
2 No. 2. Sonetto XXXI: A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia 1:18
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
3 No. 3. Sonetto XXX: Veggio co' bei vostri occhi un dolce lume 3:08
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 MICHAELANGELO BUONARROTI
4 No. 4. Sonetto LV: Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai 1:45
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
5 No. 5. Sonetto XXXVIII: Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume 1:48
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
6 No. 6. Sonetto XXXII: S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna 1:14
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 MICHAELANGELO BUONARROTI
7 No. 7. Sonetto XXIV: Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede 4:40
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 WILLIAM BLAKE
 Serenade, Op. 31  
8 No. 1. Prologue 1:13
 Dennis Brain Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
9 No. 2. Pastoral 4:06
 Dennis Brain Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 ALFRED TENNYSON
10 No. 3. Nocturne 3:19
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 WILLIAM BLAKE
11 No. 4. Elegy 4:18
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 CHARLES COTTON
12 No. 5. Dirge 4:13
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
13 No. 6. Hymn 2:02
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BEN JONSON
14 No. 7. Sonnet 4:10
 Dennis Brain Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 JOHN KEATS
15 No. 8. Epilogue 1:21
 Peter Pears Soloist
 Britten, Benjamin
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
 Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 1, "British Isles"  
16 No. 1. The Salley Gardens 3:04
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
     
17 No. 2. Little Sir William 2:37
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
18 No. 7. Oliver Cromwell 0:40
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
19 No. 6. The Ash Grove 3:03
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
20 No. 3. The Bonny Earl o' Moray 2:57
 Benjamin Britten Soloist
     
21  Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 2, "France" 2:10
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
 Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3, "British Isles"  
22 No. 3. Sweet Polly Oliver 3:02
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
23 No. 2. There's none to soothe 2:17
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
24 No. 1. The Plough Boy 2:03
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
25 No. 7. Come you not from Newcastle? 1:16
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
  TRADITIONAL
26 No. 5. The Foggy, Foggy Dew 2:42
 Peter Pears Soloist
     
27 No. 6. O Waly, Waly 3:45
 Benjamin Britten Soloist