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Britten: Serenade, Nocturne and Phaedra

Philip Langridge (tenor), Frank Lloyd (horn), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

English Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford

Langridge adopts an appropriately ghostly voice for the Dirge - dramatic and dark...The English Chamber Orchestra, who have been brilliant throughout, really show their colours in the Sonnet,... More…

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Contents

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31

23:00
  • Philip Langridge (tenor), Frank Lloyd (horn)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Steuart Bedford
  • Recorded: July 1994
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London / St. Nicholas, Newcastle

Prologue

1:20

Pastoral

3:13

Nocturne

3:35

Elegy

4:09

Dirge

3:21

Hymn

2:00

Sonnet

3:43

Epilogue (off stage)

1:39

Britten: Nocturne, Op. 60 for tenor, obbligato instruments and strings

26:29
  • Philip Langridge (tenor)
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • Steuart Bedford
  • Recorded: July 1994
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London / St. Nicholas, Newcastle

On a poet's lips I slept

3:09

Below the thunders of the upper deep

2:56

Encintured with a twine of leaves

2:48

Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting, ting

2:30

But that night when on my bed I lay

2:55

She sleeps on soft, last breaths; but no ghost looms

4:08

What is more gentle than a wind in summer?

3:41

When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see

4:22

Britten: Phaedra, Op. 93

14:45
  • Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Steuart Bedford
  • Recorded: July 1994
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London / St. Nicholas, Newcastle

Prologue - In May, in brilliant Athens

1:24

My lost and dazzled eyes

1:01

Venus resigned her altar to my new Lord

0:42

Phaedra in all her madness stands before you

1:41

The wife of Theseus loves Hippolytus

1:27

Oh Gods of wrath

2:26

Death to the unhappy's no catastrophe

1:45

My time's too short, your highness

1:41

Chills already dart along my boiling veins

2:38
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