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Bach Choir (London, England)

Overview
Works: 333 works in 736 publications in 6 languages and 13,533 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Requiems  Music  Live sound recordings  Popular music  Cantatas  Sacred music  Oratorios  Christmas music  Carols, English 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Musician
Classifications: M2010.B75, 781.542
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Most widely held works by Bach Choir (London, England)
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in Latin and English
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
Hodie : a Christmas cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. WILLCOCKS, David (conductor). BACH CHOIR. CHORISTERS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY. BAKER, Janet (mezzo-soprano). LEWIS, Richard (tenor). SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone)
The chronicles of Narnia : the lion, the witch and the wardrobe : [original soundtrack] by Harry Gregson-Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noble lion Aslan and the royal leaders of Narnia struggle against the magical forces of evil
Classics by Sarah Brightman( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Handel( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though it's hardly ever performed or recorded, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato is one of Handel's most beautiful and musically valuable oratorios. Peter Neumann, along with the Cologne Chamber Choir and the Collegium Cartusianum, has shown himself to be an empathic advocate of the work, the insider tip among Handel's oratorios
Belshazzar's feast ; Coronation Te Deum ; Gloria by William Walton( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harem by Sarah Brightman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles of Narnia. an original Walt Disney records soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second exciting chapter in the Chronicles of Narnia film series receives an equally thrilling score from acclaimed composer Harry Gregson-Williams
Lux aeterna : op. 88 by William Mathias( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of the City of London ; Fanfare and marches ; Jubilate Deo ; Antiphon ; 4 Christmas carols ; Where does the uttered music go? by William Walton( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mass of life ; Prelude and idyll by Frederick Delius( )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best carols in the world-- ever! by King's College (University of Cambridge)( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymnus paradisi ; Sir Patrick Spens by Herbert Howells( )

7 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dona nobis pacem ; Sancta civitas by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Tudor portraits : [choral suite on poems of John Skelton] by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cambridge Mass by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

3 editions published in 2014 in Latin and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserere by Gregorio Allegri( )

4 editions published in 2003 in Latin and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserere für fünf Solostimmen, Chor, Bläser, Gitarren, Schlagzeug und Orgel / Festina lente für Streichorchester und Harfe / Sarah Was Ninety Years Old für drei Solostimmen, Schlagzeug und Orgel
Requiem by Carl Rütti( )

7 editions published in 2009 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bach Choir family carols by England) Bach Choir (London( )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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