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Bliss: Beatitudes


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This new release contains works by Sir Arthur Bliss, including the title track, The Beatitudes, The Enchantress, scene for contralto and orchestra, Rout, for soprano and chamber ensemble, and Madam Noy- A Witchery Song for soprano and instrumental ensemble. When Bliss was commissioned to write The Beatitudes, he was serving as “Master of the Queen’s Musick.” He wrote the piece for the Festival of 1962 to honor the opening of the Coventry Cathedral. The recording of The Beatitudes here is the Promenade Premiere, conducted by the composer himself, and broadcast on the BBC on August 31, 1964.
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Item number REAM1115
Barcode 5020926111524
Release date 7/10/2015
Category Vocal
Label LYRITA
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Composer Bliss, Arthur
Disc: 1
Madame Noy00:04:00
1 Madame Noy 00:03:44 Vyvyan, Jennifer Wigmore Ensemble
Rout00:07:22
2 Rout 00:06:52 Vyvyan, Jennifer Wigmore Ensemble
The Enchantress00:17:58
3 The Enchantress 00:16:59 Schwarz, Rudolf BBC Symphony Orchestra Bowden, Pamela
The Beatitudes, F. 2800:48:00
4 Prelude: A Troubled World 00:03:12 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
5 The Mount of Olives 00:04:11 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
6 First and Secon Beatitudes 00:03:13 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
7 Easter 00:05:56 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
8 I got me flowers to strew thy way 00:03:37 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
9 Third Beatitudes 00:01:13 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
10 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled 00:03:53 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
11 Forth Beatitude 00:01:56 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
12 The Call 00:03:39 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
13 Interlude 00:01:27 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
14 Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Beatitudes 00:03:08 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
15 And Death shall have no Dominion 00:03:35 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
16 Ninth Beatitude 00:01:34 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
17 Voices of the mob 00:01:08 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
18 Epilogue - O Blessed Jesu 00:06:36 BBC Chorus Bliss, Arthur BBC Symphony Orchestra Harper, Heather English, Gerald Royal Choral Society Goldsmiths Choral Union Wembley Philharmonic Society
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