Britten/Gritton/Gabrieli Consort / Mccreesh : War Requiem

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Sell date: 9/2013
Label: Signum UK
Mfg's Catalog#: 340
CDC Part#: 1751107
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 Notes & Reviews
Following their acclaimed recordings of Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts and Mendelssohn's Elijah, Paul McCreesh has once again assembled the mass forces of Gabrieli Consort & Players and Wroclaw Phiharmonic Choir to record one of the iconic masterpieces of the 20th century oratorio repertoire. The work reflects Britten's long-held and committed pacifist beliefs. Composed to mark the consecration of a new Cathedral in Coventry, Britten combines the Latin text of the Missa pro Defunctiswith nine poems by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen, which provide a moving (and frequently uncomfortable) commentary on the liturgical text.

Requiem Aeternam
Dies Irae
Agnus Dei
Libera Me