Benjamin Britten: Folksong Arrangements; Songs from the Chinese; Abraham & Isaac

The folksier side of Britten

A wonderful album of vocal works composed and arranged by the great Benjamin Britten, one of the most important composers of the twentieth century.  Countertenor Paul Esswood and tenor James Griffett are accompanied separately by pianist Judith Ridgway and guitarist Tim Walker on this collection of classic British folk songs and Britten’s own Songs from the Chinese.  Lastly, the beloved Abraham and Isaac (Canticle II) is performed by both Esswood and Griffett with the Ridgway Trio.