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A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map; Under the Willow Tree;
Twelfth Nicht; To e sung on the water; The Monk and his
Cat; Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings); Reincarnations; The
Virgin Martyrs; Let Down the Bars, O Death; Heaven-haven;
Sure on this shining night; Chorale for Ascension Day
(Easter Chorale); 2 Chöre aus "Antony & Cleopatra"; God's
Grandeur

  • Künstler: Choir of Ormond College Melbourne, Douglas Lawrence
  • Label: Naxos, DDD, 2000
  • Bestellnummer: 8751289
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5.2.2007
  1. 1 A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 Start
  2. 2 Under the Willow Tree Start
  3. 3 2 Pieces, Op. 42: No. 1. Twelfth Night Start
  4. 4 2 Pieces, Op. 42: No. 2. To be sung on the Water Start
  5. 5 The Monk and his Cat Start
  6. 6 Agnus Dei, Op. 11 Start
  7. 7 Reincarnations, Op. 16: I. Mary Hynes Start
  8. 8 Reincarnations, Op. 16: II. Anthony O'Daly Start
  9. 9 Reincarnations, Op. 16: Iii. The Coolin Start
  10. 10 Let down the bars, O Death, Op. 8, No. 2: No. 1. The Virgin Martyrs Start
  11. 11 Let down the bars, O Death, Op. 8, No. 2: No. 2. Let down the bars, O Death Start
  12. 12 4 Songs, Op. 13: No. 1. Heaven-haven Start
  13. 13 4 Songs, Op. 13: No. 3. Sure on this shining night Start
  14. 14 Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale) Start
  15. 15 Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: On the death of Anthony Start
  16. 16 Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: On the death of Cleopatra Start
  17. 17 God's Grandeur: God#s Grandeur Start

Produktinfo

Setting texts for chorus or solo songs occupied Samuel Barber throughout his creative life. In particular he sought out English and Irish writers, many of whose melancholic and nostalgic texts aptly matched his own musically romantic persuasion. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map is a disturbing setting of a poem by Stephen Spender describing the death of a soldier in the Spanish Civil War, during which the poet had spent time in Spain. The elegiac and now extraordinarily popular Adagio for Strings is heard in the composer's own choral version, Agnus Dei, to words from the Latin Mass. God's Grandeur is one of Barber's most ambitious and advanced unaccompanied settings.

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