Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten OM CH (1913 – 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces.
The Company of Heaven is a composition for soloists, speakers, choir, timpani, organ, and string orchestra by Benjamin Britten. The title refers to angels, the topic of the work, reflected in texts from the Bible and by poets.
Paul Bunyan, Op 17, is an operetta in two acts and a prologue composed by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by W. H. Auden, designed for performance by semi-professional groups.
1 - 11: The Company of Heaven (1937)
12 - 14: from Paul Bunyan (1941)
London Philharmonic Choir
English Chamber Orchestra
Philip Brunelle, conductor
This CD was released in 1990.
The CD, accompanying booklet and case are all in excellent condition.