Release date:1st Nov 2004
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The English Song Series Volume 9 - Benjamin Britten 2
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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