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Britten On Film

Artist: Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten - Britten On Film CD
Label: NMC
Regular Price: $17.95
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Year: 2007
Format: CD

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- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930’s information films made by the GPO Film Unit and others.

- Shorter works which use well-known tunes such as the cabaret song When you’re feeling like expressing your affection, the ballad Around the Village Green and an unashamedly slushy setting of the Victorian favourite I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls.

- Includes music from the longer films; Night Mail (including the famous Auden poem), The King’s Stamp and The Way to the Sea.

- Supported by the Britten Estate, this recording is historically important and features a comprehensive booklet with photographs and film stills.

- The scores for this recording were specially reconstructed from manuscript and other sources held at the Britten-Pears Library, by composers Joseph Phibbs and Lloyd Moore under the supervision of Colin Matthews, Executive Producer of NMC and Director of the Britten-Pears Estate.

ARTISTS
Simon Russell Beale, narrator; Mary Carewe, soprano
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Choir of King Edward’s School, Birmingham
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
TRACKS
Night Mail (First complete recording); The Tocher (Rossini Suite); The King’s Stamp; Negores; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men Behind the Meters; Coal Face (First recording); When You’re Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection
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