Britten* ; Peter Pears, Dennis Brain ‎– Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings / A Ceremony Of Carols / Missa Brevis

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Serenade, Op. 31 - For Tenor Solo, Horn And Strings
Conductor – Sir Eugene GoossensEngineer [Uncredited] – Kenneth WilkinsonHorn – Dennis BrainOrchestra – New Symphony Orchestra Of London*Producer [Uncredited] – John CulshawTenor Vocals – Peter Pears
A1 Prologue
A2 Pastorale
Text By – Cotton*
A3 Nocturne
Text By – Tennyson*
A4 Elegy (Blake)
Text By – Blake*
A5 Dirge
Text By – Anon.*
A6 Hymn
Text By – Ben Jonson*
A7 Sonnet
Text By – Keats*
A8 Epilogue
A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28
Choir – Copenhagen Boys' Choir*Conductor – Benjamin BrittenHarp [Uncredited] – Enid SimonProducer [Uncredited] – John Culshaw
B1a Procession
Text By – Anon.*
B1b Wolcum Yole!
Text By – Anon.*
B1c There Is No Rose
Text By – Anon.*
B1d That Yongë Child
Text By – Anon.*
B1e Balulalow
Text By – James, John And Robert Wedderburn
B1f As Dew In Aprille
Text By – Anon.*
B1g This Little Babe
Text By – Robert Southwell
B1h Interlude (Harp Solo)
B1i In Freezing Winter Night
Text By – Robert Southwell
B1j Spring Carol
Text By – William Cornish*
B1k Deo Gracias
Text By – Anon.*
B1l Recession
Text By – Anon.*
Missa Brevis In D Major, Op. 63
Choir – Westminster Cathedral Boys' Choir*Organ – George Malcolm
B2a Kyrie Eleison
B2b Gloria
B2c Sanctus
B2d Benedictus
B2e Agnus Dei

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Label variations to Britten* ; Peter Pears, Dennis Brain - Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings / A Ceremony Of Carols / Missa Brevis under the side 1 centre hole, e.g.:
- this has the line: "BRITTEN: SERENADE, Op.31"
- as opposed to : "BRITTEN: SERENADE, Op.31-for tenor solo,"

LABELS:
- Plum-coloured labels / silver text
- Original large Eclipse logo without DECCA logo incorporated
- "MADE IN ENGLAND BY THE DECCA RECORD CO. LTD." at 12 o'clock
- "MONO RECORDINGS ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED TO GIVE STEREO EFFECT ON STEREO EQUIPMENT" above spindle hole
- "Hawkes & Son." Publisher at 9 o'clock (Side 1)
- "Boosey & Co." Publisher at 9 o'clock (Side 2)
- "STEREO" at 6 o'clock
- "℗ 1979" at 3 o'clock
- under the side 1 centre hole "BRITTEN: SERENADE, Op.31"

SLEEVE:
- Front laminated
- No flipbacks
- Small circular hole on top right of sleeve back to show inner sleeve colour - "RED-MONO" / "BLUE-STEREO"
- "U.S. Patents Applications No. 43212/68" under catalog number
- Sleeve notes in English on back (uncredited)
- "© 1969, The Decca Record Company Limited, London"
- "Mono recording electronically reprocessed to give stereo effect on stereo equipment" along right-hand edge of sleeve back
- "Cover: NORTH ANTRIM COAST"
- "Sleeve printed in England by Robert Stace"
- "Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited"

OTHER INFORMATION:
- "Serenade" recorded at West Hampstead Studios on 25 November 1953 and first issued in June 1954 on Decca LXT 2941
- "Ceremony of Carols" recorded in Copenhagen on 20-22 September 1953 and first issued in December 1953 on Decca LW 5070
- "Missa Brevis" recorded at a service in Westminster Cathedral in January 1960 (?) and first issued on Decca CEP 654 in May 1960

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 1): EAL.2017
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side 2): EAL.8950
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side 1): EAL-2017-1G JT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, side 2): EAL-8950-1G JT

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