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A Boy Was Born - Britten, Vaughan Williams

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
09-08-2019
Barcode:
0028948407811
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
ELQ4840781
A Boy Was Born - Britten, Vaughan Williams
A Boy Was Born - Britten, Vaughan Williams

Description

Eighty minutes of Christmas at King's: reference Argo recordings of Britten and Vaughan Williams capturing both the magic and joy of the season as well as the resonant glory of a famous acoustic. Britten's genius as a choral composer centred around his ability to write rewarding parts for amateurs and young singers; his choice of treasurable texts, set and scored in a way which makes his music seem the only possible partner for the words; and a technical command which can achieve those perfect settings. All these attributes are evident in the trio of Christmas works on this collection: an early and virtuosic carol symphony, A Boy was Born; and a pair of small masterpieces from the 1940s, A Ceremony of Carols and Rejoice in the Lamb. Specifically designated for treble voices, the Ceremony finds a natural home in the uniquely atmospheric setting of King's College Chapel. The King's choir has made several recordings though none so consistently praised as this one, made for Decca and directed in 1990 by Stephen Cleobury, near the beginning of a tenure which only now draws to a close, having affirmed and developed the centuries-old tradition of all.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. BRITTEN: A Boy Was Born, Op. 3
  3. Rejoice In The Lamb, Op. 30
  4. A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28
  5. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 27 Fantasia On Christmas Carols
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