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Berlioz: Requiem; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale - Dennis Wicks (trombone); Ronald Dowd (tenor); John Alldis Choir (choir, chorus); London Symphony Chorus (choir, chorus); Wandsworth School Boys' Choir (boy's choir); London Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis (conductor)
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  1. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5)
  2. Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, for band, strings & chorus ad lib, H. 80 (Op. 15)
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Among Sir Colin Davis' great Berlioz albums, his 1969 recording in Westminster Cathedral of the Requiem, Op. 5, with the London Symphony and Chorus must be considered one of the most powerful in its physical impact, compelling in its wide range of expressions, and moving in its spiritual austerity -- in short, as satisfying a version as Berlioz ever could have wished for this imposing masterpiece. Of course, the spectacular high points of this "Grand Messe des morts" are sure to draw the most attention, and few listeners ...

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Berlioz: Requiem; Symphonie funèbre et triomphale 2007, Philips

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