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CD: 'To Music' (Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, 2007)

CD cover: 'To Music' (Regent Records, 2007)



Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir's debut CD includes works by some of England's greatest composers including Finzi Bainton Howells Vaughan Williams Holst and Paul Spicer - who directs the Choir on this recording.


Detailed Description

To Music
An anthology of English 20th century choral music

Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
Director: Paul Spicer, Organ: David Saint

“...the singing from this student ensemble is inspiring for its lovely tone and all-pervading sense of innigkeit….One of the nicest English anthologies to have crossed the choral desk for some time
American Record Guide review May/June 2008

  1. All this Night – Gerald Finzi (2:54)
  2. How Love Bleeds (Four Carols for Dark Times) – Paul Spicer
    i. Christmas (2:38)
    ii. Nativity (1:58)
    iii. Carol (1:06)
    iv. Festival (2:02)
  3. In the Wilderness – Edgar Bainton (3:46)
  4. The Scribe – Herbert Howells (4:17)
  5. Three Shakespeare Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams
    i. Full Fathom Five (2:43)
    ii. The Cloud Capp’d Towers (2:19)
    iii. Over hill, over dale (1:00)
  6. O Mistress Mine – Herbert Murrill (1:25)
  7. Devotion – Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (2:29)
  8. How can the heart forget her? – Armstrong Gibbs (3:09)
  9. Blessed are they whose strength is in thee – Christopher Edmunds (2:51)
  10. A Hymne to God the Father – John Joubert (6:55)
  11. This have I done for my true love – Gustav Holst (5:47)
  12. Alive – Paul Spicer (5:29)
  13. Crucifixus pro nobis – Kenneth Leighton
    i. Christ in his cradle (4:05)
    ii. Christ in the garden (4:04)
    iii. Christ in his Passion (7:17)
    iv. Hymn (Drop, drop slow tears) (3:09)
  14. To Music – George Dyson (3:11)

Total playing time: 74:53

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To find out more about Birmingham Conservatoire and its Chamber Choir, visit the Birmingham Conservatoire website: www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire

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