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BARBER: Choral Music

Composer(s)Barber, Samuel
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - SecularOpera
Catalogue 8.559053
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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Setting texts for chorus or solo songs occupied Samuel Barber throughout his creative life. In particular he sought out English and Irish writers, many of whose melancholic and nostalgic texts aptly matched his own musically romantic persuasion. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map is a disturbing setting of a poem by Stephen Spender describing the death of a soldier in the Spanish Civil War, during which the poet had spent time in Spain. The elegiac and now extraordinarily popular Adagio for Strings is heard in the composer’s own choral version, Agnus Dei, to words from the Latin Mass. God’s Grandeur is one of Barber’s most ambitious and advanced unaccompanied settings.

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  A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 5:25    1.59   Add to cart  
  Under the Willow Tree 3:23    0.99   Add to cart  
  2 Pieces, Op. 42              
      No. 1. Twelfth Night 4:32    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. To be sung on the Water 2:48    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Monk and his Cat 2:13    0.99   Add to cart  
  Agnus Dei, Op. 11 5:55    1.59   Add to cart  
  Reincarnations, Op. 16              
      I. Mary Hynes 2:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Anthony O'Daly 3:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. The Coolin 3:13    0.99   Add to cart  
  2 Pieces, Op. 8              
      No. 1. The Virgin Martyrs 3:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Let down the bars, O Death 1:53    0.99   Add to cart  
  4 Songs, Op. 13 (excerpts)              
      No. 1. Heaven-haven 1:43    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. Sure on this shining night 2:03    0.99   Add to cart  
  Chorale for Ascension Day (Easter Chorale) 3:02    0.99   Add to cart  
  Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40, Act III (excerpts)              
      On the death of Anthony 3:11    0.99   Add to cart  
      On the death of Cleopatra 2:51    0.99   Add to cart  
  God’s Grandeur 7:44    1.59   Add to cart  
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