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Hamilton: Requiem / Cantoribus, Rosenau Sinfonia


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573849  
Composer:  Timothy Hamilton
Performer:  David StoutNicky SpenceJennifer JohnstonIlona Domnich,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy Hamilton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CantoribusRosenau Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Commissioned in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Timothy Hamilton’s Requiem draws its inspiration from the Roman liturgy. In twelve movements, it conjures up a vivid sequence of images depicting both the horror of war and the calmness and eeriness of the aftermath of battle, interspersed with moments of somber and contemplative reflection most notably in the plangent setting of Isaac Watts’ ‘Give us the wings of faith’ and the orchestral interlude ‘Lest We Forget.’ The work builds to a powerful and moving conclusion with soprano and then chorus welcoming the souls of the fallen into paradise. Commissioned in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Timothy Hamilton’s Requiem draws its inspiration from the Roman liturgy. In twelve movements, it conjures up a vivid sequence of images depicting both the horror of war and the calmness and eeriness of the aftermath of battle, interspersed with moments of somber and contemplative reflection most notably in the plangent setting of Isaac Watts’ ‘Give us the wings of faith’ and the orchestral interlude ‘Lest We Forget.’ The work builds to a powerful and moving conclusion with soprano and then chorus welcoming the souls of the fallen into paradise. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Requiem by Timothy Hamilton
Performer:  David Stout (Baritone), Nicky Spence (Tenor), Jennifer Johnston (Mezzo Soprano),
Ilona Domnich (Soprano), Ian Tindale (Organ)
Conductor:  Timothy Hamilton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantoribus,  Rosenau Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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