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Parry: Songs Of Farewell / Nigel Short, Tenebrae

Parry,Hubert / Short
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 267   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav HolstRichard Rodney BennettHerbert HowellsJohn Tavener,   ... 
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Songs of Farewell abounds in subtleties of phrasing and telling distinctions of dynamic, yet flows beautifully, the textual narrative unfolding with a rare continuity and coherence … Huge credit is due to Nigel Short. Of this programme's type, I can't envisage hearing anything better."
BBC Music Magazine – Choral and Song Choice, November 2011
Performance & Recording *****

"performed with Tenebrae’s customary poise."
The Financial Times

"Precision, spot-on intonation and sensitive phrasing inform Tenebrae's affectionate performances of these settings of great English poets, the texts of which are provided in the classily produced booklet."
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Works on This Recording

1. The Evening-watch, Op. 43 no 1/H 159 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
2. A Good-Night by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3. Take him, earth, for cherishing by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
4. Funeral Ikos by John Tavener
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; England 
5. Songs (6) of Farewell by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1918; England 
6. They are at Rest by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
7. The Turtle Dove by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1924; England 
8. Partsongs (7): no 6, The long day closes by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; England 
9. Rest by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; England 
10. Bring us, O Lord by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  Nigel Short
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenebrae
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; England 

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