Samuel Barber: Choral Music - Ben Dickson (tympani [timpani]); Deborah Kayser (soprano); Grantley McDonald (tenor); Len Vorster (piano);...

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  1. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, for male chorus & 3 tympani, Op. 15
  2. Vanessa, opera, Op. 32: Under the Willow Tree
  3. Twelfth Night, for 4 voices. Op. 42/1
  4. To Be Sung on the Water, for 4 voices, Op. 42/2
  5. Hermit Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 29: No. 8. The Monk and his Cat
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  1. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, for male chorus & 3 tympani, Op. 15
  2. Vanessa, opera, Op. 32: Under the Willow Tree
  3. Twelfth Night, for 4 voices. Op. 42/1
  4. To Be Sung on the Water, for 4 voices, Op. 42/2
  5. Hermit Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 29: No. 8. The Monk and his Cat
  6. Agnus Dei, for chorus (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11
  7. Reincarnations, for 4 voices, Op. 16
  8. The Virgin Martyrs, for SSAA, Op. 8/1
  9. Let Down the Bars, O Death!, for SATB, Op.8/2
  10. Heaven-Haven, for chorus (arr. of song Op. 13/1)
  11. Sure on this shining night, song for voice & piano (also arr. for voice, orch, chorus & piano), Op. 13/3
  12. Chorale for Ascension Day, for chorus, brass, tympani & organ
  13. Antony and Cleopatra, opera, Op. 40: On the death of Anthony
  14. Antony and Cleopatra, opera, Op. 40: On the death of Cleopatra
  15. God's Grandeur, for chorus
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Most of Samuel Barber's best-known work today is orchestral, but he wrote a great deal of choral music over his long career. Hearing a large amount of it in one place helps give depth to the common understanding of Barber as a Romantic melodist who would rather have lived half a century earlier. Various modes of tonal music in the twentieth ...

Samuel Barber: Choral Music 2006, Naxos

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