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The Hours: Choral Music by Ben Parry / Gough, Choir of Royal Holloway


Release Date: 05/01/2020 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 629  
Composer:  Ben Parry
Performer:  Liam CondonSimon MarlowIsabelle PalmerBen Richards
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording made by the Royal Holloway Choir celebrates the music of Ben Parry. His compositions and arrangements include the popular Faber Carol Book and a burgeoning catalogue of choral music for Peters Edition and Oxford University Press. He has enjoyed commissions from, among others, St John’s College, Cambridge, The Cathedral Choral Society of Washington DC, VOCES8, the BBC Singers, Chelmsford, Ely, Norwich and Worcester cathedrals, and his music has been heard at the BBC Proms and on the TV and radio. In this recording, he sets the words of poems by Garth Bardsley, who says about Ben’s work “all of my poems stand alone but given the Parry treatment, I know that they take flight.” The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered to be one Read more of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain. Their recordings on the Hyperion label have attracted top reviews from all major music publications. The choir gives 50-plus concerts a year with a particular specialism in collaborating with living composers. The choir has collaborated, performed and recorded with many prestigious ensembles, including The King’s Singers, BBC Singers, London Mozart Players, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Onyx Brass, Fretwork, and the Britten Sinfonia. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sun and Moon: No. 1. Sun Soul by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
2.
Early One Morning by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
Notes: arr. B. Parry for mixed choir 
3.
First Day by Ben Parry
Performer:  Liam Condon (Organ)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; England 
4.
My heart's in the Highlands by Ben Parry
Performer:  Simon Marlow (Piano)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
Music: An Ode by Ben Parry
Performer:  Isabelle Palmer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
6.
Spring Sonnet I by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Spring Sonnet II by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
8.
Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; England 
Notes: arr. B. Parry for mixed choir 
9.
Snow by Ben Parry
Performer:  Simon Marlow (Piano)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
10.
New Year Carol by Ben Parry
Performer:  Simon Marlow (Piano)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
11.
My spirit sang all day by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; England 
12.
O nata lux de lumine by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
13.
Ave verum corpus by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
14.
God be in my head by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
15.
The Lord's Prayer by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
16.
Sonnet XXVII by Ben Parry
Performer:  Simon Marlow (Piano)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
17.
Ar hyd a nos by Ben Parry
Performer:  Ben Richards (Bass)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
18.
Evening Canticles in G Major: Nunc Dimittis by Ben Parry
Performer:  Liam Condon (Organ)
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
19.
Golden slumbers by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
20.
Sun and Moon: No. 2. Eclipse by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
21.
Lighten our darkness by Ben Parry
Conductor:  Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of London Royal Holloway Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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