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Highgate School Boys' Choir

Overview
Works: 22 works in 57 publications in 4 languages and 1,742 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Requiems  Interviews  Abridgments  Symphonies  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: M2010.B75, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Highgate School
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 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
Ariadne, op. 31 ; Changes, op. 17 by Gordon Crosse( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 6 Tragic ; Symphony no. 8 : Symphony of a thousand = Sinfonie der Tausend = Symphonie des mille : E-flat major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

4 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 : "Symphony of a thousand" ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes by Gordon Crosse( Recording )

2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in Latin and English
Symphonies no. 6 & no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete symphonies by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Symphonies 1-10 Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Mahler symphonies by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 : Symphony of a thousand by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine symphonies of Gustav Mahler by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 100 greatest recordings of all time. War requiem, opus 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gounod Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem War Requiem, op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

1 edition published in 1963 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem, op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete symphonies by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crosse Changes by Gordon Crosse( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Choir of Highgate School

Chor der Highgate School

Highgate Foundation

Highgate School Boys' Choir

Highgate School Boys Chorus.

Highgate School Choir

Highgate School Chor

Highgate School for Boys Choir.

Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate

Languages
English (15)

Latin (15)

German (11)

French (3)