This page lists all recordings of A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15, by Samuel Barber (1910-81) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Barber: An American Romantic
Conspirare & Company of Voices, Craig Hella Johnson
Samuel Barber’s lyrical melodies and unabashed romanticism have earned him a cherished place in the pantheon of 20th-century composers. Recorded here are some of Barber’s finest works for choir (including the beloved 'Agnus Dei') alongside 2 world premières: a new version for chamber chorus and orchestra of Barber’s anguished work 'The Lovers' on poetry by Pablo Neruda, and a new version of 'Easter Chorale', which were both made by Robert Kyr for Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare.
From its 1991 origins as a summer classical music festival in Austin, Texas, Conspirare has evolved into an internationally recognised, professional choral organisation known for outstanding vocal artistry and innovative programming. Led by founder and artistic director Craig Hella Johnson, Conspirare comprises a professional chamber choir, a highly skilled volunteer Symphonic Choir, and an outstanding youth choir.
Conspirare’s critically acclaimed releases on the harmonia mundi label have earned copious praise. 'Threshold of Night' (2008) in particular, featured music by Tarik O’Regan and was nominated for Best Choral Performance and Best Classical Album at the Grammys.
“The performance is a triumph, superbly well sung by Company Voices, a professional chamber choir that forms one part of the choral ensemble Conspirare.” International Record Review, September 2012
“These are exemplary performances and Johnson represents every nuance of Barber's expression markings...Barber's choral output now has the attention it deserves.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
“Performances throughout the programme are exemplary, the recorded sound is excellent - I listened in conventional CD format - and the documentation, which is in English, French and German is first class and beautifully laid out. This is an important disc for all devotees of Samuel Barber’s music.” MusicWeb International, October 2012
“The 36 professional of the America choir Conspirare sing with good tuning and clear articulation, their voices beautifully blended in a warm acoustic...Craig Hella Johnson directs a sympathetic performance, with a good team of step-out soloists, led by baritone David Farwig.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2012 ****
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American Classics - Barber
Choir or Ormond College, University of Melbourne, Douglas Lawrence
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Philip Mayers (piano), Sophie Klussmann (soprano), Judith Simonis (alto), Bianca Reim (soprano), Christoph Leonhardt (tenor), Axel Scheidig (bass), Rene Vosskuhler (tenor), Isabelle Vosskuhler (soprano), Michael Timm (bass), Jorg Schneider (baritone), Gorg Witt (bass), Thomas Pfutzner (bass), Sabine Puhlmann (soprano)
Berlin Radio Chorus, male section, Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Radio Chorus, female section, Simon Halsey
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Barber: Choral & Organ Works
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The Singing Apes
and Other Songs of Love and War
A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15
The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (Text: The Oxford Book of Ballads)
Der alte Soldat Op. 12 No. 1 (Eichendorff)
David, J N:
Wir zogen in das Feld (Text: Georg Forster)
Der Tambour (Text: Eduard Mörike)
The Song of the Blacksmith. Hampshire Folk-song
Per un morto (Text: Greek Poetry)
The Singing Apes of Khao Yai (Text: onomatopoetic verse)
Verbundenheit, Op. 35 No. 6, for male choir
Ständchen 'Zögernd leise', D920/921
Die Rose stand im Tau, Op. 65 No. 1
The Turtle Dove
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