Music by Benjamin Britten

Music by Benjamin Britten
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Brian Runnett
Release date: 
February 1964
Featuring: 
  • Marisa Robles (Harp)
  • Forbes Robinson (Bass)
  • Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Michael Pearce (Alto)
  • Roger Parker (Treble)
  • Benjamin Odom (Treble)
  • Peter Ball (Treble)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 440-ZRG 5440

"This is one of the finest records of Christmas music in the Catalogue." Penguin Stereo Record Guide 1978

This disc is available as part of the Decca Classics Box Set of George Guest's recordings with St John's. More information on the set is available here.

Track list
  1. A Ceremony of Carols
  2. Rejoice in the Lamb
  3. Missa Brevis

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26 May 2019

 

Introit: Byrd  Gloria Tibi Domine
Tye: Missa Euge Bone
Gradual: Psalm 68 vv. 1–10 (tone v)
Preacher: The Chaplain 
Credo: VI
Hymns 239, 494 (tune 413)
Voluntary: Tomkins A Substantial Verse

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