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The Britten Collection ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten

The Sixteen's 2013 triple-disc set, The Britten Collection, was assembled to celebrate the centennial of the composer's birth, gathering the albums the group released on Coro between 2002 and 2006: Blest Cecilia, A Ceremony of Carols, and Fen and Meadow. Over Britten's long career, he frequently wrote choral music. He achieved one of his greatest successes in 1942 with the composition of A Ceremony of Carols, a Yuletide favorite scored for treble voices and harp (sopranos and male altos are substituted here, to similar ...

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  1. A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus
  2. Hymn of St. Columba (Regis regum rectissimi), for chorus & organ
  3. Hymn to St. Peter, for trumpet, chorus & organ, Op. 56a
  4. Antiphon, for chorus & organ, Op. 56b
  5. Te Deum, for trumpet, chorus & organ in C major
  6. Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major
  7. Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27
  8. Festival Te Deum, for trumpet, chorus & organ, Op. 32
  9. Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30
  10. Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  11. Advance Democracy, for double chorus
  12. Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, for male chorus & piano
  13. A Wedding Anthem, for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ, Op. 46
  14. Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47
  15. Sacred and Profane, medieval lyrics (8) for SSATB chorus, Op. 91
  16. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28
  17. A Shepherd's Carol, for chorus
  18. The Sycamore Tree, carol for chorus
  19. Sweet was the Song, carol for SSAA chorus
  20. Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63
  21. A Boy Was Born, choral variations for mixed voices, Op. 3
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The Britten Collection
2013, Coro

UPC: 828021610721


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