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Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia - Choral Dances from Gloriana & Choral Works - Jonathan E. de la Paz Zaen (bass); Katharina Hohlfeld (soprano); Mi Young Kim (soprano); Minsub Hong (tenor);...
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  1. Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  2. Hymn to St. Cecilia, for chorus, Op. 27
  3. A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus
  4. Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47
  5. A. M. D. G. (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam), for chorus
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Berlin's RIAS Kammerchor had plenty of experience with English music, but with this recording of mostly early choral music of Benjamin Britten they take a new step forward. You may suspects you're listening to a non-English group: not from any foreign accent, which is nonexistent, but from the choir's distinctive sound. This is the album's overall strength: in Britten works that refer closely to English traditions, many English choirs tend to adopt a cathedral style or a stereotypically madrigalian one, as the case may be. ...

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Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia - Choral Dances from Gloriana & Choral Works 2019, Harmonia Mundi

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