Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles | Signum SIGCD904

Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles


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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD904

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th September 2016



Internationally-renowned chamber choir Tenebrae return with a new collection of British part songs and choral works. As well as being a celebration of compositions by British composers, the disc also marks Shakespeare’s anniversary year with a selection of works based on his texts, including the much-loved works by Vaughan Williams and a lesser-known set by Herbert Murrill. Perhaps the least recognisable composer name on this disc, Murrill (1909-1952) is one of a select group of composers who – through war or ill-health – died at a tragically young age and whose works were subsequently neglected during the second half of the century.


... the performance of [Vaughan Williams's] 'Full Fathom Five' is as fine as you will get, the opening 'ding-dong bell' sequence exquisitely weighted, the welling and lapping of the ocean waves graphically rendered in the aquatic echo-chamber Short conjures from his vocal forces.  Terry Blain (Choral & Song Choice)
BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2016

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