Musgrave - The Voices of Our Ancestors | Lyrita SRCD387

Musgrave - The Voices of Our Ancestors

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Label: Lyrita

Cat No: SRCD387

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th August 2020

Contents

Artists

The New York Virtuoso Singers
The American Brass Quintet
Tedusz von Moltke (narrator)
James Adams (organ)
David Enlow (organ)

Conductor

Harold Rosenbaum

Works

Musgrave, Thea

Missa brevis
Rorate coeli
The Voices of Our Ancestors

Artists

The New York Virtuoso Singers
The American Brass Quintet
Tedusz von Moltke (narrator)
James Adams (organ)
David Enlow (organ)

Conductor

Harold Rosenbaum

About

One of Musgrave’s most powerfully expressive and lavishly intricate vocal works, Rorate Coeli (1973) is scored for unaccompanied SATB choir. There are also five soloists (SSATB), who sing both as a quintet and as individuals. This dramatic and virtuosic piece shows an inventive approach to text-setting in its use of quasi-improvised musical effects.

The Voices of our Ancestors (2014) is scored for brass quintet (horn, two trumpets, trombone and tuba), organ and SATB choir. Substantial and ambitious, The Voices of our Ancestors draws upon ancient texts from a number of linguistic sources, including Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Egyptian and Chinese, all translated into English.

Commissioned by Wells Cathedral, Missa Brevis, for SATB choir and organ (2017) was first performed by Wells Cathedral Choir, on the Feast of John the Baptist, Sunday 24 June 2018, in the presence of the composer. This compact setting of the Ordinary of the Mass has a reassuring, positive character with several of the sections concluding brightly on major chords.

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