Barber: Agnus Dei / The Sixteen

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Some of the most important and beautiful a cappella works of well-known 'names' Barber, Bernstein and Copland are here set alongside two quite extraordinary slightly less known composers. Irving Fine was an exact contemporary of Copland's and, although born a decade after the great master, he died some years before him. His music is a revelation - always vivid in expression and ever faithful to these extraordinary Ben Johnson poems. Del Tredici's 'Acrostic Song' is glorious, pure, unadulterated 'schmaltz'.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: COR16031


  • UPC: 828021603129


  • Label: Coro


  • Composer: Aaron Copland, David Del Tredici, Irving Fine, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Steve Reich


  • Conductor: Harry Christophers


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen


  • Performer: Ben Hoffnung, Caroline Trevor, Carys-Anne Lane, Fiona Clarke, Helen Templeton, Nicholas Robertson, Nicola Jenkin, Nicola-Jane Kemp, Nigel Short, Roger Cleverdon, Ruth Dean, Sarah Leonard, Simon Birchall, William Lockhart



Works:


  1. Agnus Dei, Op. 11

    Composer: Samuel Barber

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Ruth Dean (Soprano)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  2. The Hour Glass

    Composer: Irving Fine

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Simon Birchall (Bass), Roger Cleverdon (Bass), Ruth Dean (Soprano), Nicola Jenkin (Soprano), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor), Helen Templeton (Alto), Caroline Trevor (Alto)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  3. Clapping Music

    Composer: Steve Reich

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Ben Hoffnung (Percussion), William Lockhart (Percussion)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  4. Motets (4)

    Composer: Aaron Copland

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Simon Birchall (Bass), Carys-Anne Lane (Soprano), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor), Nigel Short (Countertenor)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  5. Reincarnations, Op. 16

    Composer: Samuel Barber

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  6. Final Alice: Acrostic Songs

    Composer: David Del Tredici

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Fiona Clarke (Soprano), Nicola-Jane Kemp (Soprano), Sarah Leonard (Soprano)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers


  7. The Lark: Choruses

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Ensemble: The Sixteen

    Performer: Ben Hoffnung (Drum), Ben Hoffnung (Bells), Nicola Jenkin (Soprano), William Lockhart (Bells), Nigel Short (Countertenor)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers