Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, op. 31. Prologue (1:21) ; Pastoral (3:26) ; Nocturne (3:29) ; Elegy (4:10) ; Dirge (3:38) ; Hymn (2:02) ; Sonnet (3:43) ; Epilogue (1:29) Now sleeps the crimson petal / orch. Colin Matthews (3:02) Suite of songs from Orpheus Britannicus. Let sullen discord smile (2:07) ; Why sould men quarrel? (1:31) ; So when the glittering Queen of Night (4:06) ; Thou tun'st this world (2:10) ; 'Tis holiday [and] Sound, Fame, thy brazen trumpet (2:52) / Purcell, realized and orch. Britten Die Forelle, D.550 / Schubert, orch. Britten (2:00) Frühlingsnacht : no. 2 of Liederkreis, op. 39 / Schumann, orch. Britten (1:18) Rossini suite : [Comprises all the numbers Britten arranged for the film The tocher, including those not used by the filmmaker]. March (1:58) ; Canzonetta (2:10) ; Allegretto (2:06) ; Bolero (2:02) ; Allegro con brio (1:25) / orch. Britten The bonny Earl o' Moray : Scottish / arr. Britten (2:40) Oliver Cromwell : Suffolk nursery rhyme / arr. Britten (0:46).
Neil Mackie, tenor (1st-5th works, 7th-8th works) ; Barry Tuckwell, horn (1st work) ; Boys of the Choir of Paisley Abbey (2nd, 5ht parts of 6th work) ; Scottish Chamber Orchestra ; Steuart Bedford, conductor.
Title from program notes booklet. Works by or arr. by Britten. Recorded May 9-10, 1988 in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Compact disc. Digital recording. Program notes in English by Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed, and song texts in English or German with English translation (15 p. : ill.) inserted in container.