David Hill

Composers

Biography

Born: May 13, 1957; Carlisle, England  
Though he began his career ostensibly as an organist, David Hill emerged as one of the most important English choral conductors from the turn-of-the-twenty first century era. Hill has also conducted orchestras, notably the Philharmonia and Bournemouth symphony orchestras, but it is his choral work, particularly with regard to the music of Spanish Renaissance composers and that of nineteenth and twentieth century English composers, that has Read more afforded him his greatest triumphs. Hill has made over 50 recordings, mostly for the Hyperion and Regis Records labels.

Hill was born in Carlisle, England, on May 13, 1957. He was a gifted child, studying organ at Chetham's Music School in Manchester, where at 14 he also developed an interest in conducting. At the Royal College of Organists three years later he was made a Fellow. He went on to study at St. John's, Cambridge, under George Guest. Other important teachers included Gillian Weir and Peter Hurford.

After his graduation from St. John's, Hill's career quickly advanced with a prestigious series of important posts: he served as sub-organist at Durham Cathedral (1980-1982), music director of the Alexandra Choir (1980-1987), master of music at Westminster Cathedral (1982), organist and master of music at Winchester Cathedral (1987-2002), and then music director of the Waynflete Singers (1987-2002).

A year before taking his Winchester and Waynflete posts, Hill was appointed associate conductor of the Philharmonia Chorus. Later he would serve as its artistic director until 1997. Amid all this activity Hill was busy in the recording studio, as well: his series of Victoria albums for Hyperion began to appear in 1983 with the release O Quam gloriosum, Hill leading the Westminster Choir. He continued to turn out recordings throughout the 1980s and '90s and into the new century, championing little-known works, as with the three volumes of Stanford choral pieces on Hyperion (1997), as well as repertory staples like Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli on the same label (1993).

Hill became music director at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 2003, and that same year donned his organist's cap when appeared as soloist on the Regis Records' CD Cathedral Organ Classics. In 2006 he was active as an organ recitalist, appearing throughout England, including at the International Organ Festival held in St. Alban's. Read less

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Composers

Biography

Born: May 13, 1957; Carlisle, England  
Though he began his career ostensibly as an organist, David Hill emerged as one of the most important English choral conductors from the turn-of-the-twenty first century era. Hill has also conducted orchestras, notably the Philharmonia and Bournemouth symphony orchestras, but it is his choral work, particularly with regard to the music of Spanish Renaissance composers and that of nineteenth and twentieth century English composers, that has Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Stabat mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
Quis est homo?
Eia, mater
Sancta mater -
Fac ut portem -
Christe, cum sit hunc exire
Part I: O Du mein Wille! (Chorus)
Part I: Erhebt eure Herzen (Baritone)
Part I: In dein Auge schaute ich jungst (Chorus, Tenor, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone)
Part I: Wehe mir! (Baritone, Chorus)
Part I: Nacht ist es (Chorus, Baritone)
Part II: Auf den Bergen -
Part II: Herauf! nun herauf (Chorus, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor)
Part II: Susse Leier! (Baritone)
Prelude -
Prelude -
Idyll: Once I passed through a populous city (Baritone, Soprano)
Agnus Dei
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Reconciliation
Dirge for 2 Veterans
The Angel of Death has been abroad
O Man Greatly Beloved
I was in the Spirit
And I saw Heaven opened
And I saw an Angel standing in the Sun
Babylon the great is fallen
Rejoice over her O Heavens
And I saw a new Heaven
Therefore are they before the throne of God
And I saw a pure river
Holy, Holy, Holy
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory
Requiem Op. 48: I. Introït et Kyrie
Requiem Op. 48: II. Offertoire
Requiem Op. 48: III. Sanctus
Requiem Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu
Requiem Op. 48: V. Agnus Dei
Requiem Op. 48: VI. Libera me
Requiem Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum
3 Motets pour soprano solo, cheour à 4 voix mixtes et orgue: Regina coeli laetare
3 Motets pour soprano solo, cheour à 4 voix mixtes et orgue: Crux fidelis
3 Motets pour soprano solo, cheour à 4 voix mixtes et orgue: Alma redemptoris
I. Intrada
II. Rhapsody
III. The Rapture
IV. Wonder
V. The Salutation
I. Introduction
II. Aria: His golden locks
Andante sostenuto
There was a time when meadow, grove and stream
The Rainbow comes and goes
Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous song
Ye blessed Creatures, I have heard the call
Oh evil day! If I were sullen
But there's a Tree, of many, one
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting
Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own
Oh joy! That in our embers
But for those first affections
Then sing, ye Birds, sing, sing a joyous song!
And O, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills and Groves
Delightful Goddess, in whose fashionings
Changed is the age; mysterious, man's next star
How came you, lady of fierce martyrdom
How smilingly the saint among her friends
Wherefore we bid you to the full concent
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Carmina Burana: O Fortune plango vulnera
Carmina Burana: Veris leta facies
Carmina Burana: Omnia sol temperat
Carmina Burana: Ecce gratum
Carmina Burana: Tanz
Carmina Burana: Floret silva
Carmina Burana: Chramer, gip die varwe mir
Carmina Burana: Reie - Swaz hie gat umbe - Chume, chum geselle min - Swaz hie gat umbe
Carmina Burana: Were diu werlt alle min
Carmina Burana: Estuans interius
Carmina Burana: Olim lacus colueram
Carmina Burana: Ego sum abbas
Carmina Burana: In taberna quando sumus
Carmina Burana: Amor volat undique
Carmina Burana: Dies, nox et omnia
Carmina Burana: Stetit puella
Carmina Burana: Circa mea pectora
Carmina Burana: Si puer cum puellula
Carmina Burana: Veni, veni, venias
Carmina Burana: In trutina
Carmina Burana: Tempus est iocundum
Carmina Burana: Dulcissime
Carmina Burana: Ave formosissima
Carmina Burana: O Fortuna


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