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Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass, Everyone Sang / Finch, Wellensian Consort

Chilcott / Beeson / Wellensian Consort / Finch
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573158  
Composer:  Robert Chilcott
Performer:  Gemma Beeson
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, Bob Chilcott is one of today’s most widely performed composers of choral music. This programme includes première recordings of favourites such as A Little Jazz Mass, songs and carols on a variety of texts, and the wit, wisdom and drama of Aesop’s Fables in which Chilcott makes musical references to Brahms and Schubert. Winner of the coveted BBC Choir of the Year award in 2010, the Wellensian Consort is one of the United Kingdom’s leading chamber choirs. Described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, Bob Chilcott is one of today’s most widely performed composers of choral music. This programme includes première recordings of favourites such as A Little Jazz Mass, songs and carols on a variety of texts, and the wit, wisdom and drama of Aesop’s Fables in which Chilcott makes musical references to Brahms and Schubert. Winner of the coveted BBC Choir of the Year award in 2010, the Wellensian Consort is one of the United Kingdom’s leading chamber choirs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Three Winter Songs: no 2, Mid-winter by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 
2.
The Rose in the Middle of Winter by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
3.
The lily and the rose by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Our Father "The Bread of Life" by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
5.
For him all stars have shone by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
Period: 20th Century 
6.
A Little Jazz Mass by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
Period: 20th Century 
7.
I Share Creation by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
8.
Aesop's Fables by Robert Chilcott
Performer:  Gemma Beeson (Piano)
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
9.
The Isle is Full of Noises by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
10.
Singing by Numbers: Everyone sang by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort
11.
You and Me by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Christopher Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wellensian Consort

Sound Samples

The Isle is Full of Noises
The lily and the rose (version for mixed chorus and piano)
Singing by Numbers: VI. Everyone sang
You and Me: I. Brightness
You and Me: II. The Good Side of Me
A Little Jazz Mass (version for mixed chorus, piano, double bass and drum kit): Kyrie
A Little Jazz Mass (version for mixed chorus, piano, double bass and drum kit): Gloria
A Little Jazz Mass (version for mixed chorus, piano, double bass and drum kit): Sanctus
A Little Jazz Mass (version for mixed chorus, piano, double bass and drum kit): Benedictus
A Little Jazz Mass (version for mixed chorus, piano, double bass and drum kit): Agnus Dei
The Bread of Life: Our Father
Mid-Winter (version for mixed chorus and piano)
For Him All Stars Have Shone (version for mixed chorus and piano)
The Rose in the Middle of Winter
I Share Creation: I. When the Sun Rises
I Share Creation: II. The Earth
I Share Creation: III. The Innermost House
I Share Creation: IV. Come to the Great World
Aesop's Fables: No. 1. The Hare and the Tortoise
Aesop's Fables: No. 2. The Mountain in Labour
Aesop's Fables: No. 3. The Fox and the Grapes
Aesop's Fables: No. 4. The North Wind and the Sun
Aesop's Fables: No. 5. The Goose and the Swan

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