Britten: A Ceremony of Carols - Allan Clayton (tenor); Catherine Edwards (piano); Jeremy Cole (organ); Jonathan Higgins (piano); Katherine Watson (soprano);...
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  1. A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices (or chorus) & harp, Op. 28
  2. Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
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If you've been attracted to Benjamin Britten's music by the film Moonrise Kingdom, this album makes an exceptionally good place to start getting to know more of his music: it features two of the composer's best-loved works, both on Christmas themes and both written at a modest level of virtuosity like that of the little oratorio Noye's Fludde, featured in the film. If you didn't come to the album via that route, it's still a strong presentation of some Britten favorites. A Ceremony of Carols, written in 1942 as Britten ...

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols 2012, Hyperion

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