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à la Gloire  de Dieu. Album by The Sixteen and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

à la Gloire de Dieu. Album by The Sixteen and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

COR16013

£7.99

Album Description

Winner of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

This recording draws together some truly great choral pieces - Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms through to Barber's Agnus Dei, the moving choral setting of his ever-popular Adagio for Strings. Here the most prominent new world composers of the time, Ives and Barber, are brought together with old world counterparts, Poulenc and Stravinsky, in a disc of deeply felt music expressing each composers' perception of the spirituality of life. Straddling the two worlds is Michael Tippett's set of spiritual settings from "A Child of Our Time".

Artists

The Sixteen
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Harry Christophers

Reviews

'The Sixteen give a deeply committed and technically brilliant reading of this extremely difficult repertoire.'  Gramophone

Track Listing:

Charles Ives (1874 - 1954)
1. The Unanswered Question

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
2. Agnus Dei 

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Symphony of Psalms
3. Part I
4. Part II
5. Part III

Sir Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
Five Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time'
6. Steal Away
7. Nobody knows
8. Go down, Moses
9. By and By
10. Deep River

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Sept Répons des Ténèbres
11. I Una hora
12. II Judas, mercator pessimus
13. III Jesum tradidit
14. IV Caligaverunt
15. V Tenebrae factae sunt
16. VI Sepulto Domino
17. VII Ecce quomodo

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 71.42

   

 


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