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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,850 works in 4,434 publications in 10 languages and 83,575 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Songs  Music  Operas  Cantatas  Suites 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about London Symphony Chorus
Most widely held works by London Symphony Chorus
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,970 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
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,598 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
Messiah : arias and choruses by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 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
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super audio CD
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

61 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 875 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
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vocalists for this touching work are Rosa Feola, Gerhild Romberger, Dmitry Korchak and Mika Kares. Premiered in Paris in 1842, Stabat Mater became a sensational success, surprising listeners in particular with its tremendous musical diversity - from operatic and a cappella elements to bel canto style and contrapuntal writing
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 850 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
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 825 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
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 750 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
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey ( Prokofiev( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan el Terrible" es una de las más refinadas grabaciones de Muti, que no se pueden perder. Tanto en el aspecto coral como en el orquestal, las interpretaciones de "Alexander Nevski" y "The Bells" son francamente estupendas
Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, performed by the Russian National Orchestra and conducted by Mikhail Pletnev. Also known as the Choral Symphony, this work includes a full chorus and four vocal soloists on the last movement, commonly referred to as Ode to Joy
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

54 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Paul McCartney's standing stone by Paul McCartney( Recording )

9 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonic and choral music inspired by prehistoric Celtic standing stones
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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


LSO Chorus

Symphony Choir London

Symphony Chorus London