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Choral Classics

19 of your favourite choral classics

Thomas Allen (bass-baritone), Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Gerald English (vocals), Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (double bass), Heather Harper (soprano), Sir George Thalben-Ball (organ), Uwe Heilmann (tenor), Jean Rigby (alto vocals), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Barbara Hendricks (soprano),...

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Orff: Carmina Burana, Pt. 1, Primo vere: Ecce gratum

Work length2:46
  • St. Clement Danes School Boys' Choir, Gerald English, Thomas Allen, Sheila Armstrong
  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
  • André Previn
  • Recorded: 1986-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 25-27 November 1974, Kingsway Hall, London

Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25 - L'Adieu des bergers

Work length3:50
  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Choeurs René Duclos
  • André Cluytens
  • Recorded: 1966-09-15
  • Recording Venue: 10 November & 2, 3, 6, 7 December 1965 & 13-15 September 1966, Salle Wagram, Paris

Wood, C: Hail, gladdening Light

Work length3:10
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1973-07-11
  • Recording Venue: 10 & 11 July 1973, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618

Work length3:24
  • Stockholm Radio Chorus, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1987-02-15
  • Recording Venue: 14 & 15 February 1987, Philharmonie, Berlin

Haydn: The Heavens are telling (from The Creation)

Work length4:47
  • Robert Tear (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (double bass), Heather Harper (soprano), Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1973-07-18
  • Recording Venue: 13 & 14 Dec 1972 and 15-18 July 1973, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Irvine, Jessie: The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond)

Work length3:09
  • Sir George Thalben-Ball (organ)
  • Temple Church Choir
  • Sir George Thalben-Ball
  • Recorded: 1961-01-23
  • Recording Venue: 21-23 January 1961, Temple Church, London

Mendelssohn: Elijah: And Then Shall Your Light

Work length3:19
  • Wilhelm Pitz, New Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Chorus
  • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Recorded: 1968-07-09
  • Recording Venue: 1-9 July 1968, Kingsway Hall, London

Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, III. Sanctus

Work length3:26
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1967-12-10
  • Recording Venue: 10 December 1967, Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge

Harris, W: Faire is the Heaven

Work length4:46
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1973-07-11
  • Recording Venue: 10 & 11 July 1973, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Mozart: Mozart / Compl. Beyer: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: VIII. Lacrimosa

Work length2:58
  • London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Franz Welser-Möst
  • Recorded: 1989-04-12
  • Recording Venue: 10-12 April 1989, St Augustine's, Kilburn

Poulenc: Gloria: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo

Work length3:16
  • Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, Choeurs de Radio France
  • Georges Prêtre
  • Recorded: 1961-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 15 February 1961, Salle Wagram, Paris

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Work length6:08
  • Ronald Frost, Hallé Orchestra, Hallé Choir
  • Maurice Handford
  • Recorded: 1988-05-30
  • Recording Venue: May 1980, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Hummel, J: Mass in E-Flat Mayor, Op. 80: IV. Sanctus

Work length1:32
  • Stuttgart Hymnus-Chorknaben, Ensembleinstrumental Werner Keltsch
  • Gerhard Wilhelm
  • Recorded: 1971-01-01

Bruckner: Ave Maria (1861)

Work length3:10
  • New Philharmonia Chorus
  • Wilhelm Pitz
  • Recorded: 1966-11-18
  • Recording Venue: 14-17 November 1966, Kingsway Hall, London

Franck, C: Panis Angelicus

Work length4:56
  • Hallé Orchestra, Hallé Choir
  • Maurice Handford
  • Recorded: 1988-05-31
  • Recording Venue: May 1980, Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

Work length4:02
  • English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1966-08-09
  • Recording Venue: 29 & 30 June, 13, 15 & 16 July and 5, 6, 8 & 9 August 1966, Kingsway Hall, London

Vivaldi: Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo

Work length2:24
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus
  • Sir Neville Marriner
  • Recorded: 1990-10-07
  • Recording Venue: 5-7 October 1990, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: There is no Rose

Work length2:24
  • Osian Ellis (harp), Julian Godlee (vocals), James Clark (vocals)
  • Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Sir David Willcocks
  • Recorded: 1972-07-10
  • Recording Venue: 6, 7 & 10 July 1972, Chapel of King's College, Cambridge

Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'

Work length6:07
  • Choir of King's College, Cambridge
  • English Chamber Orchestra, Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Philip Ledger
  • Recorded: 1982-07-23
  • Recording Venue: 21 - 23 July 1982, Chapel of Kings College, Cambridge