Ceremony of Carols: Britten Choral Works II ()

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Harry Christophers, founder and conductor of the Sixteen, writes that performances of A Ceremony of Carols have become so routine that practices alien to the composer's intent have become enshrined and unthinkingly repeated from performance to performance. Christophers' intent is to look freshly at the score and follow it faithfully and without preconceptions. His performance does, in fact, sound newly imagined, with some surprises in tempos, dynamics, and articulation that make good musical sense. Most noticeable is ...

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  1. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28
  2. A Shepherd's Carol, for chorus
  3. The Sycamore Tree, carol for chorus
  4. Sweet was the Song, carol for SSAA chorus
  5. Missa Brevis, for boys' chorus & organ in D major, Op. 63
  6. A Boy Was Born, choral variations for mixed voices, Op. 3
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Ceremony of Carols: Britten Choral Works II
2005, Coro

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