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London Philharmonic Choir

Works: 1,146 works in 2,536 publications in 8 languages and 36,272 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Music  Symphonies  Songs  Cantatas  Requiems  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Musician, Vocalist, Other, cor, Conductor, Proofreader
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about London Philharmonic Choir
Most widely held works by London Philharmonic Choir
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

62 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German conductor Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966) recorded Handel's Messiah twice: his first recording, which is presented (by the way, it was the first uncut release of the work), was made with an English case in September 1953, a second version in stereo was recorded in Vienna during April 1959 with an international cast including Pierrette Alarie, Nan Merriman, Leopold Simoneau and again Richard Standen. The earlier recording is generally regarded as the finer one. Scherchen's unpretentious and transparent sound together with an often unusual choice of tempos was a sensation at the time the recording was released and still convincing today
The pilgrim's progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 786 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
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

52 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Zinman continues his acclaimed Mahler symphony cycle with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the release of Symphony No. 8. Popularly known as the 'Symphony of a Thousand' because its 1910 premiere featured an orchestra of over 150 musicians and chorus of over 850 voices, it was one of the rare works of Mahler to be so well received in his lifetime and the last he presided over before his death
Dona nobis pacem ; Five mystical songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

33 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in 7 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Grande Messe des morts ; Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in Latin and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music makers ; The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invocation to music : an ode (in honour of Henry Purcell) by C. Hubert H Parry( )

9 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cotswald romance ; Death of Tintagiles by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalmus Hungaricus : op. 13 by Zoltán Kodály( )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom ; Coronation ode by Edward Elgar( )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD is part of an edition released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, which presents all the major orchestral, choral, chamber and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities in interpretations by the 20th century's finest Elgarians
Sinfonia Antartica by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul's ransom : sinfonia sacra ; The lotos eaters by C. Hubert H Parry( )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 4 & 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in German and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea pictures, op. 37 ; The music makers, op. 69 by Edward Elgar( )

8 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 369 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
Requiem by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 2009 in Latin and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
The complete piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Choeur philharmonique de Londres.

Chór Filharmonii Londyńskiej.

Gentlemen of the London Philharmonic Choir.

Hor "N'û Filarmoniâ".

London Chorus

London Philharmonic Chorus

London Philharmonic Chorus 1947 -

London Philharmonic Orchestra Choir

London philharmonic orchestra Chorus

Londoner Philharmonischer Chor

Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonic Choir London

Philharmonic Choir (London, England)

Philharmonic Choir (Londona, Lielbritānija)

Philharmonic Choir, Londyn.

Philharmonic Chorus

Philharmonic Chorus London

Philharmonischer Chor

Philharmonischer Chor London