Poetry in Music | Coro COR16134

Poetry in Music


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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16134

Barcode: 0828021613425

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 25th September 2015

Gramophone Editor's Choice



Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality harnessed by English composers over many centuries flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity.

In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W H Auden.

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