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Ex Cathedra

Shared Ground

  • Type CD
  • Label Signum Classics
  • UPC 0635212027028
  • Catalog number SIGCD 270
  • Release date 01 November 2011
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About the album

Shared Ground is a set of works by the British composer Alec Roth, featuring several poems and sung texts by the Indian writer Vikram Seth. The title piece of the same name is inspired by Seth’s poetry following a decision to buy and live in the Old Rectory in Bemerton – the former home of the 17thcentury poet and priest George Herbert. Other works on the disc expand this idea of a shared home or dwelling, with Earthrise – the reflections of Apollo astronauts on viewing the planet from orbit – and Hymn to Gaia.

This disc follows the 2008 release of Roth’s Songs in Time of War featuring the tenor Mark Padmore with Philippe Honoré, Alison Nichols (harp) and Morgan Szymanski (guitar). 

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