War Requiem

Hybrid SACD
   
 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
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5007
 Heather Harper soprano*
 Philip Langridge tenor*
 Martyn Hill tenor†
 John Shirley-Quirk bass-baritone*
 Richard Hickox