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Love Abide

London Mozart Players

Love Abide

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212056424
Catnr: SIGCD 564
Release date: 08 February 2019
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212056424
Catalogue number
SIGCD 564
Release date
08 February 2019
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About the album

Roxanna Panufnik's ongoing mission to build musical bridges between different faiths was inspired by the birth of her first child in 2002, when she started to reflect on the world she was bringing her baby into. Religious conflict and wars caused by it are constantly in the news - but we rarely hear enough about the affirmative aspects of our many faiths, such as the phenomenal beauty of the varied cultures surrounding them. By exploring these cultures, Panufnik has been able to unearth a bounty of stunning chant and verse and has been brought closer to her own personal spiritual beliefs.

Each work on this CD focuses on a particular mood or sentiment around the theme of love, expressed in a musical language that echoes the origin of the words. Drawing on texts from different faiths, from the 15th century Zen Master Ikkyū Sōyun to the well-loved 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians; from the Christian mass setting to the 14th Century Sufi poet and mystic Rumi, to the ancient Hebrew Psalm 136 (135). And marrying traditional Anglican text with a Catholic one – creating a truly Ecumenical Magnificat. Within the music you hear fragments of Spanish Sephardic chant, Christian plainsong, Sufi rhythms and a Japanese lullaby to soothe the soul.

Love Abide encapsulates the very contemporary ethos of multicultural spiritual devotion in a world populated by a rich diversity of faiths – all feeling, as deeply and as aesthetically, the compelling potency of music with love.

Artist(s)

London Mozart Players

Founded in 1949 by Harry Blech to delight audiences with the works of Mozart and Haydn, the London Mozart Players is the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra. Known for its unmistakable British roots, the orchestra has developed an outstanding reputation for adventurous, ambitious programming from Baroque through to genre-crossing contemporary music. LMP has enjoyed a long history of association with many of the world’s finest artists including Sir James Galway, Dame Felicity Lott, Jane Glover, Howard Shelley, Nicola Benedetti, John Suchet and Simon Callow. The orchestra enjoys an international reputation, touring extensively throughout Europe and the Far East. The London Mozart Players regularly performs on London’s premier concert platforms, including the Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall...
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Founded in 1949 by Harry Blech to delight audiences with the works of Mozart and Haydn, the London Mozart Players is the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra. Known for its unmistakable British roots, the orchestra has developed an outstanding reputation for adventurous, ambitious programming from Baroque through to genre-crossing contemporary music. LMP has enjoyed a long history of association with many of the world’s finest artists including Sir James Galway, Dame Felicity Lott, Jane Glover, Howard Shelley, Nicola Benedetti, John Suchet and Simon Callow. The orchestra enjoys an international reputation, touring extensively throughout Europe and the Far East.
The London Mozart Players regularly performs on London’s premier concert platforms, including the Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall as well as cathedrals and other concert venues across the UK. LMP is the resident orchestra at Croydon’s Fairfield Hall and will celebrate this venue’s reopening after refurbishment in 2019 with a gala concert which will also mark the orchestra’s 70th birthday. The orchestra’s anniversary year will see a wide range of concerts in the capital’s top concert venues including performances at Kings Place, Conway Hall and a return to Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. As one of the original pioneers of orchestral outreach work, LMP has enjoyed a host of relationships with schools and music hubs across the UK (and also in Dubai and Hong Kong), working with many teachers and heads of music to inspire the next generation of musicians and music lovers. As well as working with schools, LMP continues its 70-year tradition of promoting young up-and-coming musicians. Nicola Benedetti, Jacqueline du Pré and Jan Pascal Tortelier are just three of many young musical virtuosi championed early in their careers by the orchestra.
The LMP enjoys a special relationship with its audience. The orchestra always tries to break down the ‘fourth’ wall between musicians and audience, and this is achieved in part as the orchestra is self-directed. Many concerts, such as its acclaimed ‘Piano Explored’ series, involves a ‘deconstruction’ of the works on the programme, allowing greater understanding and engagement with the music and with the musicians themselves.

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Colla Voce Singers

The critically acclaimed London chamber choir Colla Voce Singers under the direction of Aidan Coburn was founded in 2005 by a talented group of recently-graduated choral scholars, many former pupils of The London Oratory School. Members are now largely drawn from current and formal choral scholars of universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Royal Holloway and Birmingham, as well as a number of London conservatoires. Some of the singers also work professionally in churches and cathedrals around London. The choir has rapidly grown a national reputation for 'dynamic and passionate' performances, including those for audiences such as TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Tony Blair and Pope Benedict, in addition to working for such great conductors as James MacMillan and ensembles such...
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The critically acclaimed London chamber choir Colla Voce Singers under the direction of Aidan Coburn was founded in 2005 by a talented group of recently-graduated choral scholars, many former pupils of The London Oratory School. Members are now largely drawn from current and formal choral scholars of universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Royal Holloway and Birmingham, as well as a number of London conservatoires. Some of the singers also work professionally in churches and cathedrals around London.

The choir has rapidly grown a national reputation for 'dynamic and passionate' performances, including those for audiences such as TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Tony Blair and Pope Benedict, in addition to working for such great conductors as James MacMillan and ensembles such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. International engagements have taken the choir to Latvia, Poland, France and Italy.

The choir takes pride in the diversity of its repertoire, from Bach to contemporary works of composers such as Roxanna Panufnik.


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Barnaby Smith (conductor)

Lee Ward (conductor)

David Ogden (conductor)

Composer(s)

Roxanna Panufnik

ROXANNA PANUFNIK b.1968 ARAM, GRSM(hons), LRAM studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music and, since then, has written a wide range of pieces – opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – which are performed all over the world. She has a great love of music from a huge variety of cultures and different faiths, whose influence she uses liberally throughout her compositions.  2018, Roxanna’s 50th Birthday year, saw some exciting commissions and premieres for the BBC Last Night of the Proms and a co-commissioned oratorio “Faithful Journey – a Mass for Poland” for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Poland, marking Poland’s centenary as...
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ROXANNA PANUFNIK b.1968 ARAM, GRSM(hons), LRAM studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music and, since then, has written a wide range of pieces – opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – which are performed all over the world. She has a great love of music from a huge variety of cultures and different faiths, whose influence she uses liberally throughout her compositions. 2018, Roxanna’s 50th Birthday year, saw some exciting commissions and premieres for the BBC Last Night of the Proms and a co-commissioned oratorio “Faithful Journey – a Mass for Poland” for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Poland, marking Poland’s centenary as an independent state. 2019 included a new commission for two conductors and two choirs, premiered by Marin Alsop and Valentina Peleggi with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and 2022 will see the world premiere of “Ever Us” for 10 choirs symphony orchestra commissioned by the Rundfunkchor Berlin for their 2020 Beethoven anniversary celebrations and a new opera for Garsington Opera.

Her works are published by Peters Edition Ltd and recorded on many labels including Signum, Warner Classics, Chandos, and EMI Classics.


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01.
Love Endureth
04:23
(Roxanna Panufnik) VOCES8, London Mozart Players
02.
Love Abide: I. Love is the Master
05:22
(Roxanna Panufnik) London Mozart Players, Colla Voce Singers, Heather Shipp, Love Abide Chorus
03.
Love Abide: II. Love Abide
10:42
(Roxanna Panufnik) London Mozart Players, Colla Voce Singers, Mark Stone, Love Abide Chorus
04.
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: I. Magnificat
05:53
(Roxanna Panufnik) Exulate Singers, Richard Johnson, London Mozart Players
05.
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: II. Nunc Dimittis
03:09
(Roxanna Panufnik) Exulate Singers, Richard Johnson, London Mozart Players
06.
Zen Love Song
06:04
(Roxanna Panufnik) VOCES8, Kiku Day, London Mozart Players
07.
Schola Missa de Angelis: I. Kyrie
02:36
(Roxanna Panufnik) Gilles Sinclair, Ben Fleetwood Smyth, Love Abide Chorus, London Mozart Players
08.
Schola Missa de Angelis: II. Gloria
04:25
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, London Mozart Players
09.
Schola Missa de Angelis: III. Sanctus & Benedictus
04:20
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, London Mozart Players, Gilles Sinclair
10.
Schola Missa de Angelis: IV. Agnus Dei
05:27
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, London Mozart Players, Ben Fleetwood Smyth
11.
Mass of the Angels: I. Kyrie
02:08
(Roxanna Panufnik) Ben Fleetwood Smyth, Love Abide Chorus, Tom Little, London Mozart Players
12.
Mass of the Angels: II. Gloria
03:13
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, Tom Little, London Mozart Players
13.
Mass of the Angels: III. Sanctus
03:36
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, Tom Little, London Mozart Players
14.
Mass of the Angels: IV. Agnus Dei
03:24
(Roxanna Panufnik) Love Abide Chorus, Tom Little, London Mozart Players
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