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New Music Collections: Choral

Anderson / Swayne / Saxton / Finnissy / Bennett
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Nmc   Catalog #: 204   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Julian AndersonGiles SwayneRobert SaxtonMichael Finnissy,   ... 
Performer:  Howard SkemptonMichael Finnissy
Conductor:  Simon HalseyJohn PooleJames WeeksSir David Willcocks,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Four American Choruses: Beautiful Valley of Eden by Julian Anderson
Conductor:  Simon Halsey
Period: Modern 
Written: 2002-2003 
Date of Recording: 01/19/2006 
Venue:  Hawksyard Priory, Lichfield, Staffordshi 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Cry: Sky by Giles Swayne
Conductor:  John Poole
Period: Modern 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
I will awake the dawn: 4. Flowing, moving onwards by Robert Saxton
Conductor:  John Poole
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Studio 1, Abbey Road, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Descriptive Jottings of London by Michael Finnissy
Performer:  Howard Skempton (Accordion), Michael Finnissy (Piano)
Conductor:  James Weeks
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; England 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Spells: Spell of Sleep by Richard R. Bennett
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Modern 
Written: 1975 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6.
On the Frontier: The clock on the wall by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Jeffrey Skidmore
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1938 
Venue:  Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Not 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7.
Phoenix Mass: Gloria by Anthony Payne
Conductor:  John Poole
Period: Modern 
Written: 1965-1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8.
Open the Gate, for chorus by Christopher Fox
Conductor:  James Weeks
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 07/01/2005 
Venue:  BBC Invitation Concert at St Paul's Chur 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9.
The Death of Moses: To the man who emanated light by Alexander Goehr
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Period: Modern 
Written: 1992 
Venue:  King's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
10.
Meridian by Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor:  Oliver Knussen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11.
The Bridge of Fire by Howard Skempton
Conductor:  James Weeks
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
Venue:  BBC Invitation Concert at St Paul's Chur 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
12.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Elisabeth Lutyens
Conductor:  James Weeks
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13.
Coal Face: The shift is finished by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Period: Modern 
Written: 1935 
Venue:  CBSO Centre, Birmingham 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

4 American Choruses: No. 2. Beautiful Valley of Eden
Cry, Op. 27: II. Sky
I Will Awake the Dawn: No. 4. Flowing, moving onwards
Descriptive Jottings of London
Spells: No. 4. Spell of sleep
On the Frontier: Chorus: The clock on the wall gives an electric tick
Phoenix Mass: Gloria
Open the Gate
The Death of Moses, Op. 53: To the man who emanated light
Meridian: (excerpt)
The Bridge of Fire
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis: Magnificat
Coal Face: The shift is finished (Narrator, Chorus)

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