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A Walk With Ivor Gurney / Tenebrae


Release Date: 10/19/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 557  
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsHerbert HowellsIvor GurneyJudith Bingham
Performer:  James SherlockSarah ConnollyChristopher Deacon
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora OrchestraTenebrae
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tenebrae join the Aurora Orchestra with mezzo soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for ‘A Walk with Ivor Gurney’, an album of choral music celebrating the works of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by World War I. Alongside four pieces of Gurney’s own music are works by his contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The recording features a new piece by Judith Bingham commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 for the choir with Dame Sarah Connolly. Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and Read more precision. “For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short’s chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable.” (The Times) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1919; England 
2.
Anthems (4) for Chorus: no 3, Like as the hart desireth by Herbert Howells
Performer:  James Sherlock (Organ)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
3.
Since I believe in God the Father Almighty by Ivor Gurney
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
A Walk with Ivor Gurney by Judith Bingham
Performer:  Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
5.
By a Bierside by Ivor Gurney
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 
6.
In Flanders by Ivor Gurney
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 
7.
Elizabethan Songs (5) for voice & piano: No. 4, Sleep by Ivor Gurney
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Modern 
Written: 1912 
8.
Oxford Elegy by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1949; England 
9.
Valiant for truth by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
10.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Christopher Deacon (Trumpet), James Sherlock (Organ)
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 

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