Good Night, Beloved / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

Release Date: 4/2/2021
Label: Coro
Catalog Number: COR16184
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 67 Minutes

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

What could be more welcome than a little repose and respite from the demands of daily life? The works on this album span over 500 years and tell stories of life and love, of tranquility and stillness, some naïve and simple, others infused with complex imagery. From exuberant early works such as Hoyda, hoyda, jolly rutterkin and I am a jolly foster to Will Todd’s sublime Whisper Him my name, Maxwell Davies’ Lullabye for Lucy, Stanford’s glorious The Blue Bird, and a new commission from Roderick Williams, this is truly music to escape to.

Works on This Recording
1. Vox Dicentis by Edward Woodall Naylor
Performer: Alexandra Kidgell (Soprano), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Written: 1911 ;
2. Lullaby for Lucy, Op. 99 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
3. I am a jolly foster
Performer: George Pooley (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Robert MacDonald (Bass)
4. Children are a Heritage of the Lord by James MacMillan
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ; Scotland
5. Londonderry Air (arr. B. Chilcott for choir and piano) by Traditional
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
6. Good Night, Good Night, Beloved by Ciro Pinsuti
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
7. Hoyda, hoyda, jolly rutterkin by William Cornysh (II)
Performer: George Pooley (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor), Robert MacDonald (Bass)
8. Whisper Him my name by Will Todd
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
9. The Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
10. Ah, Robin, gentle Robin by William Cornysh (II)
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
11. Sleep by Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2000 ; USA
12. Eriskay Love Lilt (arr. R. Willilams for choir) by Traditional
Performer: Christopher Glynn (Piano), Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Julie Cooper (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Written: 2020 ;
13. Giles Jolt by William Hayes
Performer: Ben Davies (Bass), George Pooley (Tenor), Mark Dobell (Tenor)
14. Mater ora Filium by Arnold Bax
Performer: Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Julie Cooper (Soprano), Kirsty Hopkins (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; England
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