Stravinsky - Choral Works | Delphian DCD34164

Stravinsky - Choral Works

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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34164

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Soloists

Conductor

Duncan Ferguson

Works

Gesualdo, Carlo

Sacrae Cantiones (3) (arr. Stravinsky)

Stravinsky, Igor

Ave Maria
Cantata
Credo
Mass
Pater noster

Artists

Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Soloists

Conductor

Duncan Ferguson

About

Since taking the helm of the St Mary’s Choir in Edinburgh, Duncan Ferguson has directed them in four composer-led recording projects – featuring Taverner, John Sheppard, Bruckner and Gabriel Jackson. Every one of these discs has attracted editors’ choices from one or more specialist classical magazines. Now, in Ferguson’s most ambitious project to date, the choir are joined by players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and vocal soloists Ruby Hughes and Nicholas Mulroy to record major works by the twentieth century’s most influential composer. The choir rarely get to perform Stravinsky’s Mass in its full version with wind instruments accompanying rather than organ (‘We love it!’ proclaimed the choristers), while a performance of the Cantata with cathedral choristers rather than an adult choir is rare indeed. Also included are Stravinsky’s ‘completions’ of three Cantiones sacrae by Gesualdo; their weird contrapuntal twists and turns are relished by this intelligent, committed choir, and provide a stark contrast to the austere simplicity of Stravinsky’s own short sacred choruses. Gabriel Jackson provides the illuminating accompanying essay.

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