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The Waiting Sky: Music for Advent & Christmas / Sansara


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Resonus Classics   Catalog #: 10250  
Composer:  Thomas TallisJosquin Des PrézJudith WeirHieronymus Praetorius,   ... 
Performer:  Laura BaldwinDaisy WalfordLucinda CoxRosie Parker,   ... 
Conductor:  Benjamin CunninghamTom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The award-winning London vocal ensemble SANSARA, with Artistic Directors Tom Herring and Benjamin Cunningham, makes its Resonus Classics debut with a striking programme of works for Advent and Christmas both old and new. This compelling programme explores the anticipation of Christmas through works by masters of the Renaissance alongside pieces by living composers combining to conjure an aura of mystery and excitement. SANSARA is an award-winning vocal ensemble focused on the performance of a cappella choral music. As a collective body of voices, a choir is a living, breathing instrument with unparalleled expressive potential. SANSARA realises this through direct and honest music-making, always striving to conjure compelling atmospheres, Read more communicating with clarity and integrity. SANSARA works as a chamber ensemble without a single director or conductor. The result is a highly engaged and versatile group of professional musicians, working together with a unified voice to express a shared artistic vision. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Videte miraculum by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
2.
Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
3.
Ave Regina caelorum by Judith Weir
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Joseph lieber, Joseph mein by Hieronymus Praetorius
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
5.
Magnificat quinti toni by Hieronymus Praetorius
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
6.
In dulci jubilo by Hieronymus Praetorius
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
7.
Dominus dabit benignitatem by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: 20th Century 
8.
The Waiting Sky by Oliver Tarney
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 
9.
O magnum mysterium by Rhiannon Randle
Performer:  Laura Baldwin (Alto), Daisy Walford (Soprano), Lucinda Cox (Soprano),
Rosie Parker (Alto), Jonathan Hanley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 
10.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
11.
Balulalow by Oliver Tarney
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 
12.
The Oxen by Marco Galvani
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 
13.
Reges Tharsis et insulae ŕ 4 by William Byrd
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14.
The Wise Men and the Star by Oliver Tarney
Conductor:  Tom Herring
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 
15.
On Christmas Morn by Marco Galvani
Conductor:  Benjamin Cunningham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SANSARA
Period: Contemporary 

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