The Sixteen

COR16107 The Britten Collection

3 CD Boxed Set

This superb collection, released in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth, features all three of The Sixteen's celebrated Britten recordings.

Arguably the most famous British composer of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten possessed a formidable talent and distinctive style. His remarkable career spanned over 40 years and this collection of choral works features a fascinating selection of music from throughout his life.

Works include Hymn to the Virgin, a piece originally conceived during his school days; A Boy was Born which first brought him to the public’s attention; the much-loved A Ceremony of Carols - a masterpiece composed on board ship as Britten returned to England from the USA in 1942; and the Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’ with tenor soloist Ian Partridge.

A Ceremony of Carols won a coveted Deutsche Schallplattenkritik when first released.

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers


COR16006 Blest Cecilia (Britten Choral Works I)

COR16034 A Ceremony of Carols (Britten Choral Works II)

COR16038 Fen and Meadow (Britten Choral Works III)

 

For track listings, follow the individual CD links above.