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Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.

Title The canticles / Britten
Published London : London, Decca, [1961-1976]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  782.42 Bri/Can  AVAILABLE
Description 1 audio disc (CD) (72 min.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in. + notes
4 3/4 in
Contents Canticle I: My Beloved is mine (7.01) -- Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac (15.52) -- Canticle III: Still falls the rain (11.04) -- Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi (10.31) -- Canticle V: The death of Saint Narcissus (7.14) -- A birthday hansel (16.16) -- Sweeter than roses (3.31)
Notes Programme notes given in English, French, German and Italian. Texts in English
Issue no.: London 425 716-2
Compact disc
Digitally remastered
Performer Peter Pears, tenor (works 1-6) ; John Hahessy, alto (2nd work) ; James Bowman, counter-tenor (4th and 7th works) ; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (4th work) ; Barry Tuckwell, horn (3rd work) ; Osian Ellis, harp (5th and 6th works) ; Benjamin Britten, piano (1st, 4th and 7th works)
Event Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London 1961 (works 1-3) ; The Maltings, Snape, November 1972 (4th work) and February 1976 (5th work)
Subject Sacred vocal duets with piano.
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.
Songs (High voice) with harp.
Songs (High voice) with piano.
Sacred vocal trios with piano.
Genre/Form Song cycles.
Sound recordings.
Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Birthday hansel.
Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Sweeter than roses
Pears, Peter, 1910-1986.
Elwes, John.
Bowman, James.
Shirley-Quirk, John.
Tuckwell, Barry.
Ellis, Osian.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Other Titles Vocal music. Selections