The English Song Series Volume 9 - Benjamin Britten 2

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The English Song Series Volume 9 - Benjamin Britten 2



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1st Nov 2004




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The English Song Series Volume 9 - Benjamin Britten 2


Canticles I-V

The Heart of the Matter (including Canticle No. 3)

Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano), Derek Lee Ragin (alto), Philip Langridge (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Frank Lloyd (horn), Osian Ellis (harp), Steuart Bedford (piano), Dame Judi Dench (narrator)



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Benjamin Britten: Canticle I, Op. 40, "My beloved is mine"

Canticle I, Op. 40: My Beloved is mine

Benjamin Britten: Canticle II, Op. 51, "Abraham and Isaac"

Canticle II, Op. 51: Abraham and Isaac

Benjamin Britten: Canticle III, Op. 55, "Still Falls the Rain - the Raids, 1940, Night and Dawn"

Prologue - Fanfare: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire

Reading: The earth of my heart was broken and gaped low - Fanfare

Reading: In the hour when the sapphire of the bone

Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day

Reading: In such a heat of the earth

Canticle III, Op. 55: Still Falls the Rain

Reading: I see Christ's wounds weep in the Rose on the wall

Epilogue - Fanfare: So, out of the dark

Benjamin Britten: Canticle IV, Op. 86, "The Journey of the Magi"

Canticle IV, Op. 86: Journey of the Magi

Benjamin Britten: Canticle V, Op. 89, "The Death of Saint Narcissus"

Canticle V, Op. 89: The Death of Saint Narcissus

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