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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,354 works in 2,749 publications in 8 languages and 61,901 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Musical settings  Operas  Music  Symphonies  Drama  Songs  Suites 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician, Vocalist, cor, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

39 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No. 2 recitative (tenor): Comfort ye, comfort ye my people -- No. 3 Aria (tenor): Every valley shall be exalted -- No. 4 (chorus): And the glory of the Lord -- No. 8 Recitative (alto): Behold, a virgin shall conceive; No. 9 Aria (alto, chorus): O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion -- No. 12 (chorus): For unto us a child is born -- No. 16 Recitative (soprano): And suddenly there was with the angel; No. 17 (chorus): Glory to God in the highest -- No. 18 Aria (soprano): Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion -- No. 40 Aria (bass): Why do the nations so furiously rage together -- No. 41 (chorus): Let us break their bonds asunder -- No. 44 (chorus): Hallelujah! -- No. 45 Aria (soprano): I know that my Redeemer liveth -- No. 47 Recitative (bass): Behold I tell you a mystery; No. 48 Aria (bass): The trumpet shall sound -- No. 53 (chorus): Worthy is the Lamb - Amen
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Blackheath Concert Halls, 2-3 & 5-7 July 1995 & 31 Aug. 1995
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius: Oratorio in two parts for soloists, chorus and orchestra, op. 38. Text: John Henry Newman / Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens: Ode at a Solemn Music for chorus and orchestra. Text: John Milton / I Was Glad: Anthem and processional music for Edward VII's coronation
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in Latin and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's gripping story of good and evil, set on an 18th-century British warship, inspired one of Britten's most brilliant operas. Richard Stillwell is Billy, the young sailor with a stammer and a pure heart whose goodness arouses the hatred of Claggart (James Morris). When Claggart falsely accuses Billy of attempting to incite mutiny, Billy strikes and accidentally kills him. Captain Vere (sung by Peter Pears, Britten's partner and creator of the role, in his last Met performance) has no choice but to have Billy hanged for murder, even though Claggart's changes are false. Peter Glossop is Mr. Redburn and Raymond Leppard conducts
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahlers 8. Sinfonie ist ein wahrhaft episches Werk, das einen enormen Chor, ein riesiges Orchester, nicht weniger als 8 Solisten und zusätzliche Blechbläser hinter dem Podium verlangt. Nicht von ungefähr, aber ohne Mahlers Zustimmung, wurde sie daher als "Sinfonie der Tausend" bezeichnet. Die Uraufführung 1910 in München war ein triumphaler Erfolg, gleichzeitig war es das letzte Dirigat Mahlers in Europa, 8 Monate später starb er. Die 8. Sinfonie ist in 2 deutlich voneinander abgesetzte Sätze geteilt und spannt den Bogen vom Pfingsthymnus Veni creator spiritus bis zur Schlussszene aus dem 2. Teil von Goethes Faust. - Die Londoner St. Paul's Cathedral bildete im letzten Jahr den spektakulären Rahmen für eine eindrucksvolle Aufführung der Sinfonie der Tausend mit Valery Gergiev und dem London Symphony Orchestra. Sie wird auf dieser preiswerten CD in SACD-Qualität nacherlebbar. Breite Empfehlung
Symphony no. 10 by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romeo et Juliette ; Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz( )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream a dream by Charlotte Church( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carols, hymns and spirituals, 1770-1870
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published in 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony No. 1 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra: A Sea Symphony. Text: Walt Whitman
La damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz( )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra mark 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with this recording of his tempestuous oratorio La damnation de Faust -- a work born of the composer's obsession with Goethe's legendary tale."
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Planets op. 32 av den britiske komponisten Gustav Holst (1874-1934) er den mest kjente verket hans. Her er det flott presentert med dyktige utøvere
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Choeurs Symphoniques de Londres

Chorus of London Symphony Orchestra.

Chorus of the London Symphony Orchestra

Hor Londonskogo orkestra

Hor Londonskogo simfoničeskogo orkestra

Khor Londonskogo simf. orkestra

Khor Londonskogo simfonicheskogo orkestra

London Symphony Choir

London Symphony Choir 1976 -

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

London symphony orchestra Chorus

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LSO Chorus

Symphony Choir

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