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Sacred and Profane: Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten, William Cornysh

The Sixteen are prolific enough that one wonders why they need to slice and dice previous releases for reissues. Yet freshness of programming is one reason this English choir (actually bulked up to 18 for most of these works) is a consistent best-seller. To a selection of works by Britten and William Cornysh (probably a father-son pair, but reasonably enough treated as a single composer here) they add three new recordings of works by Cornysh to create an original program. This is fairly novel, and it promises to have the ...

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  1. A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus
  2. My love sche morneth
  3. Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27
  4. Salve Regina for 5 voices
  5. Advance Democracy, for double chorus
  6. Ave Maria Mater Dei for 4 voices
  7. Woefully Arrayed, for vocal ensemble
  8. Ah, Robin!, song
  9. Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8) for SSATB chorus, Op. 91
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