Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Adagio for Strings
Samuel Barber 8:45
2 Intermezzo
Pietro Mascagni 3:13
3 O mio babbino caro
Giacomo Puccini 4:05
4 Oboe Concerto - Adagio
Alessandro Marcello 4:27
5 Canon
Johann Pachelbel 5:07
6 Adagio for Strings in G Minor
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 11:46
7 Air On A G String
Johann Sebastian Bach 5 6:02
8 Oboe Conc No.2 (Adagio)
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 5:24
9 Adagietto 5th Symphony
Gustav Mahler 11:53
10 Lento
Jean Sibelius 6:03
11 Adagietto
Georges Bizet 3:29
12 String Quintet in C - Adagio
Franz Schubert 5:17
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Kyrie
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 4:11
2 Crucifixus
Antonio Lotti 3:04
3 Miserere
Gregorio Allegri 11:56
4 Adagio
Samuel Barber 5:34
5 O nata lux
Thomas Tallis 1:49
6 Ave verum corpus
William Byrd 4:26
7 Veni Creator Spiritus
[unknown] 2:32
8 Locus iste
Anton Bruckner 2:53
9 Salve regina
Diogo Dias Melgás 4:19
10 The Blue Bird
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 3:25
11 Ave Verum Corpus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:39
12 Ave Maria
Charles‐François Gounod 2:52
13 Pavane, Op. 50
Gabriel Fauré 6:41
14 Exhortation
John Tavener 3:22
15 Pavane pour une infante defunte
Maurice Ravel 5:23
16 Crux Fidelis
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:31
17 In Paradisum
Gabriel Fauré 3:21
18 Sancte Deus
Sir Edward Elgar 3:26

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Leon Spierer (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (track 6)
cello:
Dietfried Gürtler (1970-03) (track 12)
oboe:
Heinz Holliger (1967-06) (track 8)
Heinz Holliger (1986-07) (track 4)
strings [string quartet]:
Weller Quartet (1970-03) (track 12)
organ:
David Bell (organist) (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (tracks 6–7)
alto saxophone:
Daniel Deffayet (1970-12) (track 11)
harpsichord:
Maria Teresa Garatti (keyboardist) (1967-06) (track 8)
Frank Maus (1983-11) (track 5)
arranger:
Max Seiffert (tracks 5, 5)
balance engineer:
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1970-12-28 – 1970-12-29) (track 11)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1973-02-13 – 1973-02-16) (track 9)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1976-06) (track 2)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (tracks 6–7)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 10)
Simon Eadon (1991-09-30 – 1991-10-01) (track 1)
composer:
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (Italian Baroque composer) (track 8)
Remo Giazotto (track 6)
Johann Pachelbel (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 3, 3)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (1730) (track 7)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1828) (track 12)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1872) (track 11)
Pietro Mascagni (1888) (track 2)
Gustav Mahler (1901 – 1902) (track 9)
Jean Sibelius (1903) (track 10)
Samuel Barber (1936) (track 1)
conductor:
Barry Wordsworth (conductor) (track 3)
Herbert von Karajan (1970-12-28 – 1970-12-29) (track 11)
Herbert von Karajan (1973-02-13 – 1973-02-16) (track 9)
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (1976-06) (track 2)
Herbert von Karajan (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (tracks 6–7)
Herbert von Karajan (1983-11) (track 5)
Herbert von Karajan (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 10)
David Zinman (1991-09-30 – 1991-10-01) (track 1)
engineer:
Simon Eadon (track 1)
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (1983-11) (track 5)
executive producer:
Günther Breest (tracks 6–7, 10)
librettist:
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 3, 3)
orchestra:
I Musici (1967-06) (track 8)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1970-12-28 – 1970-12-29) (track 11)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1973-02-13 – 1973-02-16) (track 9)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1976-06) (track 2)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (tracks 6–7)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1983-11) (track 5)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 10)
I Musici (1986-07) (track 4)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1991-09-30 – 1991-10-01) (track 1)
orchestrator:
Samuel Barber (1938) (track 1)
previously attributed to:
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (Italian Baroque composer) (track 6)
producer:
Michel Glotz (tracks 6–7)
Chris Hazell (track 1)
Werner Mayer (classical producer) (track 5)
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (tracks 9, 11)
Michael Woolcock (producer) (track 2)
revised by:
Jean Sibelius (1904) (track 10)
premiered at:
Konsertti (1904-04-25) (track 10)
[radio broadcast] (1938-11-05) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1971) (track 11)
Decca Music Group Limited (not for release label use, for ℗ & © rights holder use only) (1978) (track 2)
publisher:
Ricordi London (Casa Ricordi sublabel for Classical music) (track 6)
premiered at:
Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1904-04-25) (track 10)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1970-03) (track 12)
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem) in Berlin, Germany (1970-12-28 – 1970-12-29) (track 11)
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem) in Berlin, Germany (1973-02-13 – 1973-02-16) (track 9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-06) (track 2)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (tracks 6–7)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1983-11) (track 5)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 10)
[unknown] (only use for recorded at if explicitly stated to be at an unknown place.) (1986-07) (track 4)
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1991-09-30 – 1991-10-01) (track 1)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Adagietto From Symphony no. 5 (arr. J. Nurse for piano quintet) (track 9)
Adagietto aus der 5. Symphonie (for violin and piano, Wittinger) (track 9)
Adagio for Strings (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (arr. Lucien Cailliet for clarinet choir) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (arr. John O'Reilly for woodwind band) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (for organ, Strickland) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings (Lee Jackson arrangement) (track 1)
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (catch all for arrangements) (track 6)
Adagio of the Sky (track 6)
Agnus Dei (arr. Samuel Barber for chorus) (track 1)
Air on a G String (Guitar + modern ensemble arr. Myers) (track 7)
Air on the G String (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cullen) (track 7)
Air on the G String (for violin & piano, arr. Wilhelmj) (track 7)
Cold is Being (track 6)
Concerto for Oboe in D minor, op. 9 no. 2: II. Adagio (arr. trumpet & organ: Marie-Claire Alain) (track 8)
Concerto per oboe, archi e continuo in re minore: II. Adagio (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for piano 4 hands, Reger) (track 7)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for piano, Siloti) (track 7)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (for violin and piano, arr. Windsperger) (track 7)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (catch-all for unknown versions/arrangements) (track 7)
Orchestersuite no. 3 D-dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (arr. Nigel Kennedy, John Lenehan) (track 7)
Solo Amore (track 7)
String Quintet in C major, D. 956: II. Adagio (for piano duet, Ulrich) (track 12)
Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
Valse Triste, op. 44 no. 1 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for cello and piano, arr. Hermann) (track 10)
instrumental recording of:
is the basis for:
Adagio (track 6)
Anytime, Anywhere (track 6)
Ave Maria (Adapted from the Intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana) (track 2)
Bach Aire (track 7)
Dov’è l’amore (track 1)
Kuolema, op. 44: I. Valse triste (for piano) (track 10)
Sancta Maria (based on the Intermezzo from "Cavalleria rusticana" by Mascagni) (track 2)
Sweetest Love (track 7)
later translated versions:
私のお父さん (track 3)
later versions:
L'Arlésienne Suite no. 1: III. Adagietto (for piano, Bizet) (track 11)
orchestrations:
Aria from Overture no. 3, BWV 1068 ("Air on the G-string", Stokowski orchestration) (track 7)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 3)
2 Pieces from Kuolema, op. 44 (part of collection) (track 10)
Canon and Gigue in D major, T. 377 (arr. Max Seiffert) (track 5)
String Quintet in C major, D. 956 (movement) (track 12)
L'Arlésienne Suite no. 1, op. 23bis (for orchestra) (track 11)
Symphony no. 5 (movement) (track 9)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
L'Arlésienne Suite no. 1: III. Adagietto (for orchestra) (1970-12-28 – 1970-12-29) (track 11)
Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam (1973-02-13 – 1973-02-16) (track 9)
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo (1976-06) (track 2)
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (track 6)
Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur, BWV 1068: II. Air (1983-09-28 – 1983-09-30) (track 7)
Canon and Gigue in D major: I. Canon (arr. Max Seiffert) (1983-11) (track 5)
Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1 (for orchestra) (1984-02-19 – 1984-02-24) (track 10)
Adagio for Strings (1991-09-30 – 1991-10-01) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 7)
revision of:

CD 2

organ:
James Vivian (1996-07) (track 11)
arranger:
Edward Higginbottom (tracks 12, 16)
Daryl Runswick (track 4)
Samuel Barber (1967) (track 4)
balance engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (1987-10) (tracks 13, 17)
choir vocals:
All Angels (track 18)
London Voices (tracks 4, 15)
The Sixteen (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 8–9, 14)
chorus master:
Iwan Edwards (1987-10) (tracks 13, 17)
composer:
Gregorio Allegri (track 3)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 12)
William Byrd (track 6)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 12)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 16)
Antonio Lotti (track 2)
Diogo Dias Melgás (track 9)
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (Irish composer) (track 10)
Thomas Tallis (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 11)
Anton Bruckner (1869) (track 8)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1886 – 1900) (track 17)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1887) (tracks 13, 13)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1899) (track 15)
Samuel Barber (1936) (tracks 4, 4)
conductor:
Terry Edwards (British choir director) (track 4)
Edward Higginbottom (track 10)
Harry Christophers (track 2)
Iwan Edwards (track 13)
Charles Dutoit (1987-10) (tracks 13, 17)
Stephen Cleobury (1996-07) (track 11)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 4)
orchestra:
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (1987-10) (tracks 13, 17)
orchestrator:
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1910) (track 15)
performer:
Terry Edwards (British choir director) (track 4)
producer:
Chris Hazell (track 11)
Paul Myers (classical record producer) (tracks 13, 17)
phonographic copyright by:
Decca Music Group Limited (not for release label use, for ℗ & © rights holder use only) (2000) (track 10)
publisher:
Editions Durand (1947-) (track 17)
Stainer & Bell Ltd. (track 10)
recorded at:
Église de Saint-Eustache in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada (1987-10) (tracks 13, 17)
part of:
Works of Samuel Barber by opus number (number: op. 11) (track 4)
Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckners (number: WAB 23) (track 8)
Works of Gabriel Fauré by opus number (number: op. 50) (track 13)
Köchelverzeichnis (original numbering) (number: 618) (track 11)
Köchelverzeichnis (sixth edition, 1964, K⁶) (number: 618) (track 11)
arrangement of:
Adagio for Strings (tracks 4, 4)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (track 12)
Pavane, op. 50 (for piano and chorus) (track 13)
arrangements:
Ave verum corpus (for band, Buehlman) (track 11)
Ave verum corpus de Mozart, S. 461a (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 11)
Ave verum corpus de Mozart, S. 674d (for organ, Liszt) (track 11)
Motet in D major, K. 618: "Ave verum corpus" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Pavane (arr Iveta Apkalna) (track 13)
Pavane in F-sharp minor, op. 50 (for orchestra and (optional) chorus) (track 13)
Pavane, op, 50 (for brass band, Langford) (track 13)
Pavane, op. 50 (Cæcilie Norby version) (track 13)
Pavane, op. 50 (catch-all for arrangements and unknown versions) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 658 (for organ) (tracks 3, 11)
Lugebat David (track 13)
Natural (S Club 7 song) (track 13)
Never Say Goodbye (track 15)
The Drowned Lovers (track 10)
À la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 360 (for orchestra) (tracks 3, 11)
À la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 461/1 (for solo piano, first version) (tracks 3, 11)
À la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 461/2 (for solo piano, final version) (tracks 3, 11)
À la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 633 (for piano four hands) (tracks 3, 11)
later versions:
Dream a Dream (track 13)
orchestration of:
Pavane pour une infante défunte (for solo piano) (track 15)
part of:
Requiem, op. 48 (track 17)
recording of:
Adagio for Strings (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Agnus Dei (arr. Samuel Barber for chorus) (track 4)
Ave Maria (catch-all for arrangements of the Bach / Gounod work) (track 12)
Ave verum corpus (track 6)
Crucifixus a 8 (track 2)
Locus iste, WAB 23 (track 8)
Miserere mei, Deus (track 3)
O nata lux (track 5)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (orchestrated version) (track 15)
Pavane, op. 50 (for piano and chorus) (track 13)
Salve regina (track 9)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 16)
Pavane in F-sharp minor, op. 50 (for orchestra and (optional) chorus) (1987-10) (track 13)
Requiem, op. 48: VII. In Paradisum (1987-10) (track 17)
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (for chorus, string and organ) (1996-07) (track 11)

Release

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copyrighted by: Universal Classics & Jazz (not for release label use; a division of UMG based in London, UK) (2009 –)
phonographic copyright by: Universal Classics & Jazz (not for release label use; a division of UMG based in London, UK) (2009 –)
rights society: BIEM (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries)
SABAM (do not use this as a label)
ASIN: UK: B0020HR9W8 [info]