Bach Byrd Britten
Works by the great trilogy of choral composers, Bach, Byrd and Britten sung by the magnificent Choir of Ormond College. Includes A Ceremony of Carols.
Indicative of the choir's breadth of repertoire and talent in performing a vast range of musical styles. Features Bach's motet 'Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden', Byrd's 'Mass for Four Voices' and Britten's delightful 'Five Flower Songs' and 'A Ceremony of Carols'.
Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.
Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.
“...precise articulation enhances the lively Bach polyphony; suave melodic contouring highlights the elegance of Byrd's vocal lines and rhythmic precision and fine vocal blendings throw into sharp relief the spicy harmonies of Britten's delightful songs and carols.”
— One Voice
- Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 Johann Sebastian Bach 6:40
- Kyrie 2:10
- Gloria 5:47
- Credo 8:05
- Sanctus 2:27
- Benedictus 1:25
- Agnus dei 3:13
- To daffodils 2:04
- The succession of the four sweet months 1:52
- Marsh flowers 2:35
- The evening primrose 2:23
- Ballad of green Broom 2:17
- Procession 1:19
- Wolcum Yole! 1:26
- There is no Rose 2:34
- That yonge child 1:37
- Balulalow 1:28
- As dew in Aprille 1:04
- This little babe 1:36
- Interlude (harp solo) 3:37
- In freezing winter night 4:23
- Spring carol 1:15
- Adam lay i-bounden 1:17
- Recession 1:21
Mass for four voices William Byrd
Five Flower Songs, Op. 47 Benjamin Britten
A ceremony of carols, Op.28, for treble voices and harp Benjamin Britten
Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. Britten's operas are firmly established in the international repertoire. He has more operas played worldwide than any other composer born in the 20th century.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.