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Chilcott: All Good Things / Hawkins, Berry, Commotio


Release Date: 09/08/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573383  
Composer:  Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert ChilcottMatthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bob Chilcott is one of Britain’s most popular and respected composers and his choral music is performed worldwide. He has always embraced a broad stylistic palette and his writing for voice combined with jazz instrumentation gives these works a sense of vitality and energy. Performed by leading jazz soloists and Commotio, the distinguished promoters of contemporary repertoire, this sequence of brilliant villanelles, folk song arrangements and witty settings reveals once again the breadth of Chilcott’s musical imagination. Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, as a composer, conductor, and singer. He was a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge and for twelve years was a member of the Read more vocal group The King’s Singers. In 1997 he became a full time composer. A Little Jazz Mass, Requiem, and St. John Passion are among a number of works from his prolific output which are performed worldwide. He has written large-scale works, including The Angry Planet, community-based projects, pieces for children, and a significant amount of music for the church. In 2017 Chilcott was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal School of Church Music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
2.
Marriage to My Lady Poverty, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
Period: Contemporary 
3.
Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs: No. 5, Scarborough Fair by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
4.
The Real of Heart by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
5.
Jazz Songs of Innocence by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
6.
Thou, my love, art fair, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
Period: Contemporary 
7.
Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs: No. 7, The House of the Rising Sun by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
8.
Weather Report by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
9.
Nidaros Jazz Mass by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Robert Chilcott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio

Customer Reviews

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 nice discovery November 7, 2017 By Alessandro G. (PISTOIA, Italy) See All My Reviews "a nice discovery, I did not know anything by Chilcott and this cd is a good sample to appreciate this author, maybe a little repetitive." Report Abuse
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