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A New Heaven / Rees, Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 475  
Composer:  James MacMillanWilliam Henry HarrisRihards DubraEdgar Bainton,   ... 
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This second disc with the Choir of the Queen's College Oxford is centered around the concept of "revelation", both divine revelation (particularly the apocalyptic visions of the book of Revelation) and revelatory visions of earth and heaven. The bulk of the pieces on the recording are inspired by the extraordinary visions of John, the writer of the Book of Revelation, describing the ravaging of the world through divine judgement, the battles between good and evil, and the world's eventual remaking as "a new heaven and a new earth" in which death and suffering are no more. The album features three new commissions, by Phillip Cooke, Toby Young and Marco Galvani, who was a final-year student at queen's at the time of Read more recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alpha and Omega by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
2.
Bring us, O Lord by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; England 
3.
Stetit Angelus by Rihards Dubra
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
4.
And I saw a new heaven by Edgar Bainton
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
Ecce venio cito, for chorus by Gabriel Jackson
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
6.
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth by Cecilia McDowall
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
7.
Seven Trumpets by Toby Young
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
8.
Bring us, O Lord, for chorus by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
9.
Et vidi angelum by Marco Galvani
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
10.
Faire is the Heaven by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
11.
Alleluia, Amen by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
12.
Hymn to the Creator of Light by John Rutter
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1992; England 
13.
The World on Fire by Phillip Cooke
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir
14.
The Seventh Angel by David Bednall
Conductor:  Owen Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Queen's College Choir

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