Britten: The Canticles

Aldeburgh Connection
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"The five Canticles reveal the depth of this composer's great settings for voice… What remains constant is the inventiveness, the subtle lyricism and the rapt intensity of the vocal lines. Here was an extraordinary master of the singer's art… It must be said that the Canadian artists make this music entirely their own, singing with vocal ease and interpretive authority." - Urjo Kareda, Classical Music Magazine

"The excellent Toronto-based group Aldeburgh Connection offers a sensitive, warm performance."  - Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

Britten's five canticles are rich in musical detail and emotional content. Presented by the Aldeburgh Connection, featuring Benjamin Butterfield, Daniel Taylor, Brett Polegato, James Sommerville, Judy Loman, Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata.

Catalog: MAR 185
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Track Listing

Britten: The Canticles
1. Canticle I, Opus 40 - My beloved is mine
2. Canticle II, Opus 51 - Abraham and Isaac
3. Canticle III, Opus 55 - Still Falls the Rain
4. Canticle IV, Opus 86 - The Journey of the Magi
5. Canticle V, Opus 89 - The Death of St Narcissus

Henry Purcell: Three Divine Hymns
(realised by Benjamin Britten)
6. Lord, what is man
7. We sing to him
8. Evening Hymn (Listen)

Total playing time: 66:45

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