The Temple Church Choir / Greg Morris

A Knight’s Progress

Price: € 19.95 13.97
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212041024
Catnr: SIGCD 410
Release date: 27 March 2015
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27 March 2015

About the album

The Temple Church Choir gives the world premiere recording of Nico Muhly’s Our Present Charter – a brand new four-movement work commissioned by the choir to celebrate 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta. Directed by Roger Sayer and featuring organist Greg Morris, the recording also features choral works by Parry, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Bairstow, Tavener and Haydn. The Temple Church Choir, founded 1841, consists of eighteen boy choristers and twelve professional choirmen. It is still considered to be one of the finest choirs in London, a reputation it quickly gained after its founding. The American composer Nico Muhly (b. 1981) received his Masters in Music from the Juilliard School where he studied under Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano. HE also spent several years working for Phillip Glass as a MIDI programmer and editor. His wide scope of work for soloists, ensembles, and organizations covers multiple genres, including music for film, opera, choral
De wereldpremière van Our Present Charter
The Temple Church Choir heeft het prestige weer teruggewonnen waarvan het genoot toen Sir George Thalben-Ball en Ernest Lough in 1926 hun wereldberoemde opname van Mendelssohns Hear my Prayer/O, for the Wings of a Dove maakten. Dit is mede te danken aan hun première van Taveners avondvullende meesterwerk The Veil of the Temple. Een opname van de verkorte versie van dit werk werd toegejuicht door de critici.

Op dit album voert The Temple Church Choir de wereldpremiere van Nico Muhly’s Our Present Charter uit, een vierdelig werk ter gelegenheid van de achthonderdjarig jubileum van de ondertekening van de Magna Carta, een oorkonde die de macht van de Engelse koning beperkte en de rechten van zijn onderdanen beschermde. De hoekdelen van het werk zijn toonzettingen van teksten uit de Magna Carta. Het album bevat daarnaast werken van Parry, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Bairstow, Tavener en Haydn. Het koor staat onder leiding van Roger Sayer en wordt op orgel begeleid door Greg Morris.


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