Blest Cecilia: Britten Choral Works Volume I. Album by The Sixteen
This superb new compilation features some of the highlights of The Sixteen's twentieth century repertoire, Hymns to St Cecilia,St Columba and Hymn to the Virgin, along with Rejoice in the Lamb, and "Choral Dances" from Gloriana.
This is Britten, a genius at the centre of his country's artistic life, celebrating his own cultural and historic heritage in the optimistic dawn of the "new Elizabethan" age. A highly appropriate release with which to mark this Jubilee Year.
With a personal foreword from Harry Christophers within the booklet.
Reviews'A disc of exceptional quality, reinforcing The Sixteen's reputation as one of the finest choirs of our day. ' Gramophone
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
1. Hymn to The Virgin
2. A Hymn of Saint Columba
3. Hymn to Saint Peter
5. Te Deum in C
6. Jubilate Deo
7. Hymn to Saint Cecilia
8. Festival Te Deum
Rejoice in the Lamb:
9. Rejoice in God, o ye Tongues
10. For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry
11. For the Mouse is a creature
12. For the flowers are great blessings
13. For I am under the same accusation
14. For H is a spirit
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 62.56