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A Walk with Ivor Gurney

A Walk with Ivor Gurney

Tenebrae and Nigel Short are joined by Aurora Orchestra together with mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for A Walk with Ivor Gurney, an album celebrating the music 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.


A nourishing, thoughtfully compiled release… On this premiere recording, Sarah Connolly teams up with Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s watchful lead to give a performance of breathtaking composure, spine-tingling atmosphere and palpable conviction.

Gramophone Magazine

Release Date: 19 October 2018

Record Label: Signum

Catalogue Number: SIGCD557

Location of Recording: St Giles-without-Cripplegate, London

Total Running Time: 01:27:23

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# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart
1Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas TallisRalph Vaughan Williams14:16£ Listen
2Like as the HartHerbert Howells07:09£ Listen
3Since I believe in God the Father AlmightyIvor Gurney05:49£ Listen
4A Walk With Ivor GurneyJudith Bingham12:15£ Listen
5By a BiersideIvor Gurney04:28£ Listen
6In FlandersIvor Gurney03:15£ Listen
7SleepIvor Gurney03:32£ Listen
8An Oxford ElegyRalph Vaughan Williams22:51£ Listen
9Valiant for TruthRalph Vaughan Williams05:24£ Listen
10Lord thou hast been our refugeRalph Vaughan Williams08:18£ Listen
# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart

A nourishing, thoughtfully compiled release… On this premiere recording, Sarah Connolly teams up with Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s watchful lead to give a performance of breathtaking composure, spine-tingling atmosphere and palpable conviction.

Gramophone Magazine

Throughout this disc the singing of Tenebrae confirms their stature as one of the UK’s premier chamber choirs. Nigel Short has clearly prepared them for these assignments with great thoroughness and he conducts the programme with evident empathy. The contributions of the Aurora orchestra are excellent too. The technical aspects of the production were in the expert hands of producer Nicholas Parker and engineer Mike Hatch. They’ve done a fine job. The icing on the cake comes in the shape of Philip Lancaster’s outstanding booklet essay which is not only highly informative but also draws the threads of the programme together most successfully.

This imaginatively conceived and superbly executed programme is a wonderful way to honour one of the most tragic figures in twentieth-century British music. Tenebrae have done the memory of Ivor Gurney proud.

MusicWeb International

The disc’s title is from an extended piece for soloist and choir by Judith Bingham, commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 and superbly sung by this top vocal ensemble. This is an album of riches.

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

Recording of the Month, MusicWeb International (October 2018)

News

A Walk with Ivor Gurney pre-order

3rd September 2018

We are very proud to announce that our new release celebrating the music of Ivor Gurney and his contemporaries, including Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells, is now available for pre-order. The disc also features the premiere re... continued

Blogs

Guest Blog: Martha McLorinan

30th August 2018

I first discovered the music of Ivor Gurney when I was in my first year at music college and heard Sleep performed in a lunchtime recital. I immediately fell in love with the piece. I remember thinking that it was utterly perfect, and headin... continued