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There Is Sweet Music / Rutter, The Cambridge Singers


Release Date: 02/25/2003 
Label:  Collegium Records   Catalog #: 505   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frederick DeliusRalph Vaughan WilliamsErnest John MoeranPercy Aldridge Grainger,   ... 
Performer:  Mark PadmorePhilip SheffieldNicholas Sears
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you're a choral music fan and you somehow managed to miss this classic the first time around, well now's your chance to grab it--and you must--in its newly reissued version, now at mid-price. The program's opening track--Stanford's exquisite impressionistic masterpiece, The Blue Bird--alone is worth any price, and from there the program never falters, in musical quality or choral artistry. If there are other highlights, they might be the Vaughan Williams Shakespeare Songs, Elgar's My love dwelt in a Northern land, or the difficult and powerfully expressive Five Flower Songs of Benjamin Britten. And then there's the wonderful little encore piece, Stanford's setting of the Irish air Quick! we have but a
Read more second, which actually is 41 seconds of virtuoso vocal ensemble magic. John Rutter and his Cambridge Singers made many memorable, and in many cases inimitable recordings--and this is one that belongs in every collection, a bright and beautiful celebration of some of the world's finest choral music, sung the way it should be sung. [12/14/2002]

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (2) to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
2.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 1, Full fathom five by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
3.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 2, Cloud-capp'd towers by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
4.
Shakespeare Songs (3) for Chorus: no 3, Over hill, over dale by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
5.
The sailor and young Nancy by Ernest John Moeran
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
6.
Brigg Fair by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Performer:  Philip Sheffield (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906/1911; England 
7.
Irish Tune from County Derry "Danny Boy" by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; England 
8.
The Three Ravens by Edward T. Chapman
Performer:  Nicholas Sears (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Welsh Folksongs (12), H 183: no 9, My sweetheart's like Venus by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; England 
10.
The oak and the ash by Edward Bairstow
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
11.
Flower Songs (5), Op. 47 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
12.
Choral Songs (4), Op. 53: no 1, There is sweet music by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
13.
Partsongs (3), Op. 18: no 3, My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; England 
14.
Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; England 
15.
Quick, we have but a second by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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