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Birchall, Simon

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Works: 71 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 1,988 library holdings
Genres: Oratorios  Music  Operas  Drama  Psalms (Music)  Sacred music  Live sound recordings  Funeral music  Antiphons (Music)  Anthems 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Vocalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Publications about Simon Birchall
Publications by Simon Birchall
Most widely held works by Simon Birchall
Dixit dominus : classical music for reflection and meditation by George Frideric Handel( file )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 366 libraries worldwide
After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, 'of staggering profundity, purity and beauty' (ffff Telerama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach. Of these two composers born in 1685, the first travelled to Italy in 1707 and made a powerful impression in Rome with the creation of his Dixit Dominus, while the second produced one of his finest compositional tours de force in the Magnificat of 1723/32-35. Two works from the core repertoire of the Belgian ensemble, here fielding combined vocal and instrumental forces, which is perfectly versed in the style and expression of Baroque rhetoric. Vox Luminis is a Belgian early music ensemble created in 2004 by its artistic director Lionel Meunier. Today, the ensemble performs over 60 concerts a year, appearing on stages in Belgium, across Europe and around the world. The size and composition of the group depends on the repertoire being performed but the core of soloists, mostly from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, is joined by a continuo and additional (orchestral) instrument performers. Its repertoire is essentially Italian, English and German and spans from the 16th to the 18th century. Since its inception, the ensemble is defined by its unity and seduces as much through the personality of each timbre as it does through the colour and the uniformity of the voices. It is more than a fixed repertoire, the ensemble members wholeheartedly communicate their passion for early music and love for the audience
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
Dixit Dominus ; Nisi Dominus ; Salve Regina by George Frideric Handel( file )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Latin and No Linguistic Content and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Vanessa by Samuel Barber( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
This broadcast, recorded just two weeks after Vanessa's Met world premiere, presents the original cast in spectacular form. Eleanor Steber is marvelous as the title heroine, a beautiful woman awaiting the return of her long-lost lover. But the man who arrives is his son, Anatol (a suave Nicolai Gedda). The handsome youth plays a dangerous emotional game of wooing both Vanessa and her niece Erika (an enchanting Rosalind Elias)--with devastating consequences. Regina Resnik stars as the Old Baroness and Giorgio Tozzi is the kind Doctor. Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos gives an impassioned reading of Barber's superb score
Odes on the death of Henry Purcell by Jeremiah Clarke( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Recorded Oct. 24, 25, 28, 1991
Sacred choral music by Carl Rütti( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in Latin and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In praise of St. Cecilia ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Dioclesian ; Timon of Athens by Henry Purcell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
SCHUTZ : Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Nelson mass / the Russian / Wanczura by Joseph Haydn( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in Latin and held by 8 libraries worldwide
BARBER : Vanessa by Samuel Barber( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Sixteen (The) : Hodie - An English Christmas Collection ( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
BRITTEN : Choral Works, Vol. 2 ( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
HANDEL : Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version) ( file )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
PUCCINI : Madama Butterfly (Madam Butterfly) (Sung in English) ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Orfeus by Claudio Monteverdi( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Solists: Monteverdi Choir and orchestra ; Equale brass ensemble ; John Eliot
 
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English (44)
Latin (11)
German (5)
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