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London Symphony Chorus

Works: 1,640 works in 4,132 publications in 10 languages and 78,544 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Oratorios  Songs  Music  Requiems  Operas  Cantatas 
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( )

69 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,794 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 )

71 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,620 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 )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and choruses from Handel's Messiah
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

47 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

69 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 993 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
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 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( )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 895 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( )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Maters van diverse componisten
Messa di gloria ; Preludio sinfonico ; Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este magnífico CD, los amantes de la música tienen la oportunidad de deleitarse con los trabajos no operisticos de Puccini. Descrito a menudo como el "arma secreta" de la London Symphony Orchestra, el director Antonio Pappano es un sublime intérprete de Puccini. Los solistas de este álbum no podían ser más espléndidos : el tenor Roberto Alagna y el barítono Thomas Hampson. El director y las super estrellas del canto, son un trío dinámico que han relizado una grabación incomparable
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 740 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."
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 728 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 cloud messenger, etc. by Gustav Holst( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Multiple languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June 4, 5, and 9, 1990 in St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 672 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
The planets by Gustav Holst( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text and accompanying illustrations introduce the nine planets of the universe
Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

62 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum pour ténor, trois choeurs, orchestre et orgue concertante, op. 22
Symphonie no. 3 by Gustav Mahler( )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact discs
Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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