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Britten, Benjamin - Sacred and Profane - The Sixteen


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Over four centuries separate these two representatives of English music at its finest. William Cornysh and Benjamin Britten were prolific in both sacred and secular music. Cornysh is actually two people, often confused with one another and quite possibly father and son. The matter of telling which man wrote which works is impossible to settle, so for the purpose of this album they are linked as one. So whether it be the Elder or the Younger, we are fortunate that they not only excelled at writing complex and adventurous antiphons for the church but also beautiful secular songs for the Tudor court. For Britten writing in the 20th-century life was very different; he is a composer who encompassed so many facets of music excelling in opera, solo song and all manners of vocal and instrumental music. This album looks at the way these composers mixed sacred with secular. Whilst Cornysh’s sacred music is elaborate and rhythmically complicated, his secular music is simple yet subtly evocative. Britten makes constant demands on vocal artistry best displayed in the last work he ever wrote for unaccompanied voices, Sacred and Profane. In 2018 The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage tour entitled ‘Sacred and Profane’ featuring music from Britten and Cornysh will visit 30 towns and cities across the UK including London, Oxford, Cambridge, York, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Fakta
Artikelnummer COR16159
Streckkod 0828021615924
Utgivningsdatum 2018-03-02
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Coro
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister The Sixteen
Dirigenter Christophers, Harry
Kompositörer Britten, Benjamin
Cornysh, William
Disk: 1
1 A hymn to the Virgin
2 My love she mourn'th
3 Hymn to Saint Cecilia
4 Salve Regina
5 Advance Democracy
6 Ave Maria, Mater Dei
7 Woefully array'd
8 Ah Robin, gentle Robin
9 St Godric's Hymn
10 I mon waxe wod
11 Lenten is come
12 The long night
13 Yif ic of luve can
14 Carol
15 Ye that pasen by
16 A death
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