A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2CD)

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Tenebrae, Aurora Orchestra, Dame Sarah Connolly, Simon Callow, Nigel Short

Tenebrae join the Aurora Orchestra with mezzo soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for ‘A Walk with Ivor Gurney’, an album of choral music celebrating the works of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by World War I. Alongside four pieces of Gurney’s own music are works by his contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The recording features a new piece by Judith Bingham commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 for the choir with Dame Sarah Connolly.

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Bingham, J: A Walk with Ivor Gurney
Gurney: By a bierside
Gurney: In Flanders
Gurney: Since I believe in God the Father
Gurney: Sleep
Howells: Like as the Hart
Vaughan Williams: An Oxford Elegy
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Vaughan Williams: Lord, Thou has been our refuge
Vaughan Williams: Valiant for Truth