Bliss: The Beatitudes, Introduction and Allegro & God Save the Queen

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  • Title: Bliss: The Beatitudes, Introduction and Allegro & God Save the Queen
  • Artist: Ben Johnson
  • Genre: Classical, New
  • Label: Chandos
  • Release Date: 2018
  • Notes: Includes PDF booklet
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1 The Beatitudes, F. 28: Prelude. A Troubled World 03:17 96/24 Album only
2 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 1, The Mount of Olives 04:33 96/24 Album only
3 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 2, First and Second Beatitudes 03:39 96/24 Album only
4 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 3, Easter 06:04 96/24 Album only
5 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 4, I Got Me Flowers to Strew Thy Way 04:30 96/24 Album only
6 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 5, Third Beatitude 01:19 96/24 Album only
7 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 6, The Lofty Looks of Man Shall Be Humbled 03:58 96/24 Album only
8 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 7, Fourth Beatitude 02:11 96/24 Album only
9 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 8, The Call 03:53 96/24 Album only
10 The Beatitudes, F. 28: Interlude 01:27 96/24 Album only
11 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 9, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Beatitudes 03:45 96/24 Album only
12 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 10, And Death Shall Have No Dominion 03:13 96/24 Album only
13 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 11, Ninth Beatitude 01:30 96/24 Album only
14 The Beatitudes, F. 28: Voices of the Mob 01:03 96/24 Album only
15 The Beatitudes, F. 28: No. 12, Epilogue. O Blessed Jesu 06:40 96/24 Album only
16 Introduction & Allegro, F. 117 11:58 96/24 Album only
17 God Save the Queen (Arr. A. Bliss for Choir & Orchestra) 03:00 96/24 Album only

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℗ 2018 Chandos
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Excelling in recordings of Delius, Elgar, and Holst, Sir Andrew Davis here presents a spirited programme of works by Sir Arthur Bliss. It follows a recording of Morning Heroes that made the top recommendations of 2015; likewise recorded in surround-sound, it conveys the energy of both the exceptional soloists and the impeccable BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Premiered along with Britten’s War Requiem at the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962, but hardly ever heard since, The Beatitudes is remarkable for its dramatic intensity, ‘full of contrast and striking orchestral effects,’ as The Times noted after a recent Barbican performance given by the same forces. The reviewer added that ‘soprano Emily Birsan was silvery clear, well supported by the tenor Ben Johnson. And the biggest round of applause should go to the BBC Symphony Chorus, full of passion.’ To complete the album are an arrangement of the national anthem having all the flair that made the tenur of Bliss as Master of the Queen’s Music distinctive and successful, as well as the virtuosic Introduction and Allegro, dedicated to Stokowski and inspired by the powerful sound of American orchestras post-World War I.