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Set Upon the Rood / Webber, Choir of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge


Release Date: 05/19/2017 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34154  
Composer:  James MacMillanJohn KennyStuart MacRaeBill Taylor,   ... 
Performer:  Barnaby BrownJames LeitchJohn KennyPatrick Kenny,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three years after the runaway success of In Praise of St Columba, its previous collaboration with piper Barnaby Brown, the ever-innovative Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge reunites with Brown – now also joined by lyre player Bill Taylor and ancient brass specialists John and Patrick Kenny. All four are members of the European Music Archaeology Project, whose own ongoing collaboration with Delphian has captivated listeners and reviewers with its glimpses of the sound of Europe’s ancient instruments. Here, those extraordinary sonorities blend with and emerge around the Caius singers’ committed contributions in seven richly conceived new pieces; a world premiere commission by Sir James MacMillan sets up the Celtic theme. Stevie Read more Wishart writes: “Composing new music for ancient instruments is very much part of my work as a composer. I like building on and learning from music traditions of the past, especially as it is these old instruments that can sound new to our ears today, but as forgotten friends rather than strangers from the future.” This recording is dedicated to the memory of John Chumrow OBE, whose financial support made this project possible. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Noli Pater by James MacMillan
Performer:  Barnaby Brown (Triplepipe), James Leitch (Organ)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Scotland 
2.
The Deer's Cry by John Kenny
Performer:  John Kenny (Hunting Horn), James Leitch (Crotales), Patrick Kenny (Carnyx)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
Cantata by Stuart MacRae
Performer:  Bill Taylor (Lyre)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; Scotland 
4.
Crux fidelis by Bill Taylor
Performer:  Bill Taylor (Lyre)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Scotland 
5.
Cantemus by Francis Grier
Performer:  Barnaby Brown (Triplepipe)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
Iste Confessor by Stevie Wishart
Performer:  Bill Taylor (Lyre)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Set Upon the Rood by Stephen Bick
Performer:  Barnaby Brown (Aulos), Bill Taylor (Lyre)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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