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Panufnik: Love Abide / Ward, London Mozart Players, Colla Voce Singers


Release Date: 04/12/2019 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 564  
Composer:  Roxanna Panufnik
Performer:  Heather ShippMark StoneRichard JohnsonKiku Day,   ... 
Conductor:  Barnaby SmithLee WardDavid Ogden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8London Mozart PlayersLove Abide Children's Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Roxanna Panufnik describes Love Abide as a way of 'celebrating music, texts and chants of a diversity of faiths. My ongoing mission to build musical bridges between different faiths was inspired by the birth of my first child, in 2002, when I started to ponder deeply on what kind of world I was bringing her into. Religious conflict and wars that involve it are constantly in the news – but we rarely hear enough about the affirmative aspects of our many faiths, such as the phenomenal beauty of the varied cultures surrounding them. Exploring these cultures has unearthed a bounty of stunning chant and verse and has brought me closer to my own personal spiritual beliefs.' 'Each work on this release focuses on a particular mood or sentiment Read more around the theme of love, expressed in a musical language that echoes the origin of the words. I’ve drawn on texts from different faiths, from the 15th century Zen Master Ikkyu Soyun to the well-loved 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians; from the Christian mass setting to the 14th Century Sufi poet and mystic Rumi, to the ancient Hebrew Psalm 136 (135). And I’ve married a traditional Anglican text with a Catholic one – creating a truly Ecumenical Magnificat. Within the music you will hear fragments of Spanish Sephardic chant, Christian plainsong, Sufi rhythms and a Japanese lullaby, to soothe the soul.' 'Love Abide encapsulates the very contemporary ethos of multicultural spiritual devotion in a world populated by a rich diversity of faiths – all feeling, as deeply and as aesthetically, the compelling potency of music with love.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Love Endureth, for vocal ensemble by Roxanna Panufnik
Conductor:  Barnaby Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Love Abide, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer:  Heather Shipp (Mezzo Soprano), Mark Stone (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lee Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players,  Love Abide Children's Choir,  Colla Voce Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer:  Richard Johnson (Organ)
Conductor:  David Ogden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Exultate Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Zen Love Song, for chorus & shakuhachi by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer:  Kiku Day (Shakuhachi)
Conductor:  Barnaby Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
Schola Missa de Angelis, for chorus & string orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Conductor:  Lee Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players,  Love Abide Children's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
Mass of the Angels, for chorus & organ by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer:  Tom Little (Organ)
Conductor:  Lee Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Love Abide Children's Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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