Stanford: Choral Music / Hill, Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony

Release Date: 9/9/2016
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573512
Conductor: David Hill
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Choral music was central to Charles Villiers Stanford's life as a composer. Balancing solemnity with rapturous affirmation. The Resurrection was his first major choral work, written while he was studying under Carl Reinecke in Leipzig and anticipating Mahler's use of Klopstock's eponymous poem in his "Resurrection" Symphony. The dramatic, at times almost operatic and Wagnerian Stabat Mater is a cantata with two purely orchestral movements suggestive of a large-scale symphony, while Song to the Soul contains some of Stanford's most exhilarating utterances, though it was never performed in his lifetime.
Works on This Recording
1. Stabat Mater, Op. 96 by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer: David Soar (Bass), Robert [tenor] Murray (Tenor), Elizabeth Cragg (Soprano), Catherine Hopper (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: David Hill
Period: Romantic
Written: 1907 ; England
2. Song to the Soul, Op. 97b by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor: David Hill
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 ;
3. The Resurrection by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer: Robert [tenor] Murray (Tenor)
Conductor: David Hill
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ;
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