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Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem - Charles Gibbs (bass); Christopher Brannick (darbouka); Emma Tring (soprano); Helen Tunstall (harp); Hugh Webb (harp);...
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  1. The Ring Dance of the Nazarene, for baritone, tombak, chorus & chamber ensemble
  2. Three Latin Motets, for chorus (from the opera "The Last Supper")
  3. Carmen Paschale, motet for chorus & organ
  4. Lullaby, for 2-part soprano chorus
  5. On the Sheer Threshold of Night, madrigal for 4 soloists & chorus
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  1. The Ring Dance of the Nazarene, for baritone, tombak, chorus & chamber ensemble
  2. Three Latin Motets, for chorus (from the opera "The Last Supper")
  3. Carmen Paschale, motet for chorus & organ
  4. Lullaby, for 2-part soprano chorus
  5. On the Sheer Threshold of Night, madrigal for 4 soloists & chorus
  6. The Moth Requiem, for 12 female voices, 3 harps & flute
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While Harrison Birtwistle's choral works have an apparent connection to Christian subjects, particularly in the Three Latin Motets (O bone Jesu, Pange lingua, and In supremae nocte cenae), the setting of the Easter poem Carmen Paschale, and the Christmas-themed Lullaby, his music is often as theatrical as it is seemingly liturgical. Indeed, the Three Latin Motets were drawn from Birtwistle's opera, The Last Supper, and the program of this Signum Classics CD is framed by two highly dramatic pieces, The Ring Dance of the ...

Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem 2014, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212036822

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