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Silence & Music - Gabrieli Consort; Neal Davies (baritone); Robert Murray (tenor); Timothy Roberts (harmonium);...
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  1. The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
  2. Partsongs (4) for chorus, Op. 53: There is Sweet Music
  3. Silence and Music, song for chorus (from collaborative work "A Garland for the Queen")
  4. The Summer is Coming, for chorus
  5. Brigg Fair, folk song for tenor & chorus (BFMS 7)
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  1. The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
  2. Partsongs (4) for chorus, Op. 53: There is Sweet Music
  3. Silence and Music, song for chorus (from collaborative work "A Garland for the Queen")
  4. The Summer is Coming, for chorus
  5. Brigg Fair, folk song for tenor & chorus (BFMS 7)
  6. Bushes and briars, folk song for male chorus or chorus or voice & piano (Folksongs from the Eastern Counties No. 1)
  7. The Winter is gone and past, folk song for voice & piano or male chorus (Folksongs from Newfoundland, Vol. 2/10)
  8. The Turtle Dove, folk song for baritone & chorus
  9. The Gallant Weaver, for a cappella chorus
  10. Who killed Cock Robin?, for chorus
  11. The Three Ravens, folk song for baritone ad lib., chorus & 5 woodwinds (BFMS 41)
  12. Flower Songs (5), for chorus, Op. 47: The Evening Primrose
  13. All the Flowers of the Spring, for chorus (Dirges of Webster)
  14. Partsongs (4) for chorus, Op. 53: Owls (An Epitaph)
  15. Rest ("O earth, lie heavily upon her eyes"), partsong for chorus
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English part songs of the 20th century have often been presented as interludes among heavier sacred works, but the Gabrieli Consort sets out to show that the repertory can stand on its own, and succeeds. The album title comes from a gorgeous song by Ralph Vaughan Williams to a text by his wife, Ursula Wood. Vaughan Williams figures heavily in the program, but what makes the whole thing tick are the stylistic shades -- fine, it's true, but clear and convincing. The music moves in the more sumptuous direction of Stanford and ...

Silence & Music 2017, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212049020

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