WorldCat Identities

Varcoe, Stephen

Works: 946 works in 2,392 publications in 5 languages and 30,049 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Music  Masses  Orchestral music, Arranged  Interviews  Concertos  Orchestral music  Instrumental music  Vocal music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Conductor, Vocalist, Other, Musician
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Varcoe
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein feste burg ist inser gott; Gott, det herr, ist sonn' und schild; South German Madrigal Choir and Consortium Musicum; Wolfgang Connenwein conductor
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
Requiem and other choral music by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
The works of Arnold Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Symphoniae sacrae op. 10 by Heinrich Schütz( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John in love by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Rutter Christmas album by Cambridge Singers( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa Cellensis (Missa Sanctae Caeciliae) Missa sunt bona mixta malis by Joseph Haydn( )

5 editions published in 2001 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs to words by Thomas Hardy by Gerald Finzi( Recording )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there were dreams to sell English orchestral songs = Englische Orchesterlieder = Chansons anglaises avec orchestre by Stephen Varcoe( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 13-14 and May 22, 1989, at St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
The young Schubert, 1810-1814 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

8 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completes the song recordings of the composer's early years
Works for chorus and orchestra by Percy Grainger( )

8 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chandos Records: CHAN 9493 (v. 1); CHAN 9503 (v. 2); CHAN 9499 (v. 3); CHAN 9549 (v. 4); CHAN 9554( v. 5); CHAN 9584 (v. 6); CHAN 9610 (v. 7); CHAN 9630 (v. 8); CHAN 9653 (v. 9); CHAN 9702 (v. 10); CHAN 9721 (v. 11); CHAN 9730 (v. 12); CHAN 9746 (v. 13); CHAN 9819 (v. 14); CHAN 9839 (v. 15); CHAN 9895 (v. 16); CHAN 9919 (v. 17); CHAN 10205 (v. 19)
Summer serenade by Geoffrey Bush( )

6 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( Recording )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur or The British Worthy: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 628. Libretto: John Dryden
Mass no. 12 "Theresienmesse" ; Mass no. 7 : "Kleine Orgelmesse" by Joseph Haydn( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Latin and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stephen Varcoe Brits zanger

Stephen Varcoe englischer klassischer Sänger

Stephen Varcoe English bass-baritone

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen.

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen 1949-

Varcoe, S.

Varcoe, S. 1949-

Varcoe, S. (Stephen)

English (100)

German (88)

Latin (22)

Italian (8)

French (1)