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High Flight – Choral Music by Whitacre, Lauridsen and Chilcott

Label: Signum (SIGCD262) | Year: 2011
Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass tracks 9,13 and 14), Jonathan Howard (bass)
Choir: The Concordia Choir, Conducted by Rene Clausen

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Throughout The King’s Singers’ existence contemporary music has been an extremely important element of our repertoire. We have commissioned music by some of the world’s leading composers,with many writing for a choral ensemble for the first time. For this recording, we have turned to the music of three choral music superstars – Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott and Morten Lauridsen. The inspiration for this CD came from three works written in 2008 as part of the celebrations for our 40th anniversary – Whitacre’s The Stolen Child and Chilcott’s High Flight and A Thanksgiving. All three pieces are scored for The King’s Singers and SATB choir.

 

Track Listing

  1. Oculi Omnium Bob Chilcott 2:23
  2. O Nata Lux Morton Lauridsen 4:12
  3. Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre 3:42
  4. Even such is time - Anyone lived in a pretty how town Bob Chilcott 3:38
  5. Even such is time - A flower given to my daughter Bob Chilcott 2:35
  6. Even such is time - Days Bob Chilcott 1:56
  7. Even such is time - Even such is time Bob Chilcott 2:53
  8. Cloudburst Eric Whitacre 7:48
  9. High Flight Bob Chilcott 5:48
  10. This Marriage Eric Whitacre 2:45
  11. O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen 6:33
  12. Alone Eric Whitacre 3:32
  13. The Stolen Child Eric Whitacre 8:50
  14. A Thanksgiving Bob Chilcott 3:32

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