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Dona nobis pacem Sancta civitas

Author: Ralph Vaughan WilliamsWalt WhitmanYvonne KennyBryn TerfelPhilip LangridgeAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : EMI Classics, 1993.
Series: British composers.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Cantatas : Multiple forms : Oratorios : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Musical settings
Named Person: Walt Whitman
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Cantatas; Oratorios
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Vaughan Williams; Walt Whitman; Yvonne Kenny; Bryn Terfel; Philip Langridge; Richard Hickox; St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England). Choristers.; London Symphony Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 29659260
Language Note: Sung in English; in part with Latin (1st work).
Notes: EMI Classics: 0777 7 54788 2 2 (in bold: 7 54788 2); additional no. on container: CDC 7 54788 2.
The 1st work a cantata for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra; the 2nd an oratorio for tenor and baritone soli, semi-chorus, distant chorus and orchestra.
Texts taken from Walt Whitman, the Latin Mass, the Old Testament prophets, and other sources (1st work)--and primarily from Revelation (2nd work).
Compact disc.
Durations: 38:47; 34:11.
Program notes by Alain Frogley and texts (7 p.)--inserted in container.
Performer(s): Yvonne Kenny, soprano (1st work) ; Bryn Terfel, baritone ; Philip Langridge, tenor, Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral (2nd work) ; London Symphony Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Richard Hickox, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London, Mar. 28 and 30, 1992.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Dona nobis pacem : 'Agnus Dei' (4:02) ; 'Beat! beat! drums!' (3:56) ; Reconciliation (7:09) ; Dirge for two veterans (11:37) ; 'The angel of death has been abroad' (3:28) ; 'O man greatly beloved' (8:34) --
Sancta civitas (The holy city) : I was in the spirit (5:09) ; And I saw Heaven opened (2:24) ; And I saw an angel standing in the sun (1:34) ; Babylon the great is fallen (5:19) ; Rejoice over her O Heavens (3:19) ; And I saw a new heaven (5:23) ; Therefore are they before the throne of God (1:14) ; And I saw a pure river (2:34) ; Holy, holy, holy (3:11) ; Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory (4:00).
Series Title: British composers.
Other Titles: Sancta civitas.
Responsibility: Vaughan Williams.

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