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  • Conductor: Christopher Bell
  • Composer: Benjamin Britten, Elizabeth Poston, Oliver Iredale Searle, Stephen Deazley
  • Audio CD (20 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Signum
  • ASIN: B0041B5EXW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Recommended Britten Recording 'Britten s well-loved work, performed (like its premiere in 1942) by female voices.' --Mervyn Cooke BBC Music Magazine, December 2014

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. H. Smith on 5 May 2011
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Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" is one of his best-known choral works, and has been recorded on several occasions. This recent (2010) rendition is performed by the girls of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (made up of young people between the ages of 13-15), accompanied by Claire Jones, official harpist to the Prince of Wales. Britten wrote extensively for young people, and never made the mistake of patronising or writing down to them. Consequently, there are some demanding passages in the present work, such as the nimble part-writing in "This Little Babe", and the rhythmic vitality of "Deo Gracias". Claire Jones has the chance to show off her virtuosity in the Interlude for harp solo.

As I have stated, there are several fine recordings of the Ceremony of Carols. What makes this disc distinctive is its pairing with the much less familiar "An English Day-Book" by Elizabeth Poston (1905-87). Poston was a woman of many parts - folksong collector, director of music for the BBC European Service, concert pianist, and composer (she wrote the score for the TV production of Howard's End). She even found time to study architecture in Europe. The "Day-Book" was, in all probability, modelled on Britten's "Ceremony", and so the two make an ideal pairing on this CD. The forces are the same (children's choir and harp), and the structure is very similar - several short settings of poems, both sacred and secular, with, once again, a harp interlude effectively dividing the songs into two sets of five. The Bellman's Song both opens and closes the sequence, giving it a cyclical effect.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Watty1952 on 14 Nov. 2011
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This is one of my most favourite pieces of music and this version doesn't disappoint. The download was simple, quick and I had the music almost instantly.
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