Britten, B.: Choral Works, Vol. 2 - A Ceremony of Carols / A Boy Was Born / A Shepherd's Carol
Britten's A Ceremony of Carols is a masterpiece composed on board ship as Britten returned to England from the U.S.A. in 1948, a touching evocation of boyhood lost but never forgotten. A Boy was Born is a work that first made Britten famous, based on a theme and variations of astonishing ingenuity. The Missa Brevis, written for the boys of Westminster Cathedral, is a gem that in some ways looks forward to the War Requiem which came two years later.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
A Boy was Born, Op. 3
A Shepherd's Carol
Missa Brevis in D major, Op. 63
The Sycamore Tree - Sweet was the Song
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers