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Benjamin Britten

Aled Jones makes his selection from the fascinating and diverse body of choral music by Benjamin Britten, a composer whose put singing at the very centre of his creative life.

Britten's earliest published pieces were for choir and his fascination with music for voices continued throughout his long career, to his very last project. Aled Jones makes his selection from this fascinating and diverse body of choral works, celebrating a composer who put singing at the very centre of his creative life.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 27 Nov 2011 17:30

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Advance democracy

    Conductor: Christopher GRAY Performer: Truro Cathedral Choir

    • REGENT.
    • REGCD-349.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Chorale after an old French carol (Our father, whose creative will)

    Conductor: Stephen LAYTON Performer: Polyphony

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67140.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Gloriana - opera Op.53

    Conductor: Hilary Davan WETTON Performer: HOLST SINGERS, Martyn HILL (tenor), Thelma OWEN (harp)

    • HELIOS.
    • CDH-55050.
  • Pierre de Manchicourt

    O Emanuel

    Conductor: Hilary Campbell Performer: Blossom Street

    • Naxos.
    • 8572868.
  • John Duggan

    O babe, born bare

    Conductor: Hilary Campbell Performer: Blossom Street

    • Naxos.
    • 8572868.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

    • COLLINS.
    • 134-32.
    • -11.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A.M.D.G. (7 settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins)

    Conductor: Stephen LAYTON Performer: Polyphony

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67140.

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