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MATTHEW COLERIDGE: REQUIEM

RSVP VOICES, GUY JOHNSTON (CELLO), GEORGE BARTON (PERCUSSION), STEPHEN FARR (ORGAN), ROB JOHNSTON (CONDUCTOR)

Matthew Coleridge: Requiem (WHR062)Matthew Coleridge's beautiful and moving Requiem was written in 2016. Choosing to omit certain sections such as the Dies Irae and In Paradisum, the Requiem shows an affinity towards the music of Ockeghem, de La Rue and Richafort. The work is a tribute to a departed soul, the solo cello part can perhaps be seen as an embodiment of that soul.

"A valuable addition to the 21st century choral repertoire" - Sir Neville Marriner.     More >> 

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...AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE: CHORAL MUSIC BY MICHAEL WALSH

Antiphon, Antiphon Players, Matthew Cann (director)

...and the Greatest of These is Love - WHR049In their second album for Willowhayne Records, Antiphon presents world premiere recordings of three choral works by Michael Walsh. Two are sacred and one secular: an unaccompanied Mass of the Holy Trinity, a full-scale Requiem Mass, and The Way of Love: a setting of five love poems by the First World War poet Rupert Brooke, scored for choir and strings.

These works reflect the gentle character of the composer's style, steeped through nearly thirty years of singing in English Cathedrals.     More >> 

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A BABE IS BORN:  MUSIC FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS & EPIPHANY

Côr Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral Choir

A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany - WHR046This is the début recording of the mixed choir of Bangor Cathedral, under the direction of J. Paul Booth.  A Babe is Born: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany brings together some popular carols (some sung in Welsh) with some lesser known items, including the world première recording of Ian Higginson's exquisite Balulalow, written for the choir in 2014.  With sensitive organ playing from Martin J. Brown, this album is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas celebrations.     More >>

 

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O MY PEOPLE

ANTIPHON, MATTHEW CANN (DIRECTOR)

O My People - WHR038

A collection of sublime 20th and 21st century a capella choral music, including several world premiere recordings.  Recorded in the magnificent acoustic of the Lady Chapel in Exeter Cathedral, UK, works include Elgar's Lux aeterna, Sanders' The Reproaches and Whitacre's A Boy and a Girl.     More >> 

 

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