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Benjamin Britten

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2CD)

Britten's stately and clear-sighted readings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos begin a program that continues with a group of rarities.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concertos

Nos. 1-6 in F, BWV 1046 VARIOUS: Sellinger’s Round (Variations on an Elizabethan Theme)*

THOMAS ARNE Rule Britannia (Arthur)** Now the air shall ring (The Fairy Prince)**

HENRY PURCELL: O Lord, Grant the Queen a Long Life**

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Air (Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068+ Sheep may safely graze (Cantata BWV208)

ANON. arr. Britten: God Save the Queen#

JEREMIAH CLARKE: Trumpet Voluntary

++ English Chamber Orchestra Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra
* London Symphony Chorus
# London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten
Peter Pears, tenor*
Aldeburgh Festival Chorus**
Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra**
Imogen Holst**
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Covent Garden+
Adrian Boult+
Trumpeters of Kneller Hall
Royal Military School of Music++
London Symphony Orchestra++
Kenneth Alwyn++