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In the Beginning

In the Beginning
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Classical
Code
BKD 117
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  • In the Beginning
    Composer(s) Aaron Copland
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Sally Bruce-Payne Dunedin Consort

    In the Beginning

    16:23
    $6.80
  • Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 1 Mary Hynes
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 1 Mary Hynes

    02:25
    $1.70
  • Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 2 Anthony O’ Daly
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 2 Anthony O’ Daly

    03:03
    $1.70
  • Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 3 The Coolin'
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 3 The Coolin'

    03:55
    $1.70
  • To be sung on the water, Op. 42, No. 2
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    To be sung on the water, Op. 42, No. 2

    02:49
    $1.70
  • A nun takes the veil: Heaven-Haven (choral setting by the composer of Four Songs, Op. 13 No. 1)
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    A nun takes the veil: Heaven-Haven (choral setting by the composer of Four Songs, Op. 13 No. 1)

    01:38
    $1.70
  • Let down the bars, O death, Op. 8, No. 2
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Let down the bars, O death, Op. 8, No. 2

    01:55
    $1.70
  • The virgin martyrs, Op. 8, No. 1
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    The virgin martyrs, Op. 8, No. 1

    03:08
    $1.70
  • Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a: Agnus Dei (transcribed for mixed chorus)
    Composer(s) Samuel Barber
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a: Agnus Dei (transcribed for mixed chorus)

    07:27
    $3.40
  • Four Motets: I. Help us, O Lord
    Composer(s) Aaron Copland
    Artist(s) Ben Parry

    Four Motets: I. Help us, O Lord

    02:27
    $1.70
  • Four Motets: II. Thou, O Jehova, abideth forever
    Composer(s) Aaron Copland
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Four Motets: II. Thou, O Jehova, abideth forever

    02:17
    $1.70
  • Four Motets: III. Have mercy on us, O my Lord
    Composer(s) Aaron Copland
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Four Motets: III. Have mercy on us, O my Lord

    03:39
    $1.70
  • Four Motets: IV. Sing ye praises to our king
    Composer(s) Aaron Copland
    Artist(s) Ben Parry Dunedin Consort

    Four Motets: IV. Sing ye praises to our king

    02:14
    $1.70

Total running time: 53 minutes.

Album information

Scotland's premier vocal ensemble makes its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella music featuring a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings.

Dunedin Consort made its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella vocal music by America's two most famous 20th century composers: Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. The Dunedin Consort's programme demonstrates the common ground both Copland and Barber shared: in their settings for unaccompanied chorus, each had an instinctive feel for the human voice, a natural gift for word-setting, and a pure style of writing that rarely, if ever, obscured its literary dimension.

This moving disc features a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings. Aaron Copland's In the beginning, featuring mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce Payne, is beautifully simple with lilting Britten-like polytonality and infectious jazz rhythms and soft hints of blues.