From the Heart

Label: Signum (SIGCD177) | Year: 2010

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass)

An eclectic mix of five modern songs on an EP:

My heart is a holy place
Patricia Van Ness has rearranged and extended the beautiful ‘Cor meum est templum sacrum’ for The King’s Singers to become ‘My heart is a holy place’.

A haunting piece written for The King’s Singers in 2009 by Graham Lack with text by writer/poet Mervyn Peake, in which things may not always be as they first appear.

Pie Jesu
British classical radio presenter and former rock guitarist, John Brunning, wrote a simple setting of ‘Pie Jesu’ three years ago, and it became an instant hit in the UK.

Out of the Woods
Bluegrass band Nickel Creek’s song. ‘Out of the Woods’ has great harmonies, a wonderful folksy melody and a mesmeric improvisation section. Arranged by Philip Lawson.

One of a huge number of hit songs from the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, arranged here by Philip Lawson.

Track Listing

  1. My heart is a holy place Patricia van Ness 4:03
  2. Conceit Graham Lack 3:46
  3. Pie Jesu John Brunning 3:17
  4. Out of the Woods Nickel Creek 4:15
  5. Hallelujah Leonard Cohen 5:04

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