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Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars – Songs and arrangements by Bob Chilcott

Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars – Songs and arrangements by Bob Chilcott

Described as “a contemporary hero of British choral music” (The Observer), Bob Chilcott is one of today’s most influential and celebrated British choral composers. Tenebrae Consort is delighted to present a superb collection of Chilcott’s original works and arrangements, exploring the richest of styles, scorings and moods. Enter this world of choral song though the ages in all its guises, and be enchanted.


This album may be new repertoire for the group but in many ways it’s classic Tenebrae – faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully recorded.

Gramophone Magazine

Release Date: 05 February 2016

Record Label: Bene Arte

Catalogue Number: SIGCD903

Location of Recording: 1-3 July 2013 at Fotheringhay Church of St Mary and All Saints, Northamptonshire and 15 July 2015 at All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London

Total Running Time: 01:04:27

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# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart
1En La MacarenitaTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:58£ Listen
2Sun, Moon, Sea and StarsBob Chilcott03:38£ Listen
3Feller from FortuneTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott04:16£ Listen
4She's Like the SwallowTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott04:34£ Listen
5L'habitant de Saint BarbeTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott00:56£ Listen
6The Lazy ManTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott01:33£ Listen
7ShenandoahTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott03:50£ Listen
8The Gift to be SimpleTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:17£ Listen
9Swimming Over LondonBob Chilcott03:57£ Listen
10Go Little BoatJerome Kern arr. Bob Chilcott02:26£ Listen
11Fascinating RhythmGeorge Gerschwin arr. Bob Chilcott01:23£ Listen
12Con amores, la mi madreJuan de Anchieta arr. Bob Chilcott02:22£ Listen
13Là-bas dans cette plaineTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:03£ Listen
14Viens par le préTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott03:12£ Listen
15MontagnardeTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott03:06£ Listen
16Aka tomboTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:21£ Listen
17FurusatoTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:56£ Listen
18Tuoll on mon kultaniTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott02:58£ Listen
19Marriage to my Lady PovertyBob Chilcott05:00£ Listen
20Thou, My Love, Art FairBob Chilcott03:45£ Listen
21Touch Her Soft LipsWillliam Walton arr. Bob Chilcott02:08£ Listen
22Even Such Is Time (Mvt. IV)Bob Chilcott02:38£ Listen
# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart

This album may be new repertoire for the group but in many ways it’s classic Tenebrae – faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully recorded.

Gramophone Magazine

Tenebrae Consort perform with impeccable professionalism under director Nigel Short.

Choir and Organ

In an hour of exquisite singing we are taken from the seductive heights of En la Macarenita and Fascinating Rhythm to the dreamy romance of Walton’s Touch Her Soft Lips… Kick your shoes off, sit back and enjoy.

The Guardian – Stephen Pritchard

It’s hard to imagine that the pieces could be in better hands for the expert voices of the Tenebrae Consort relish the wit and sophistication of Chilcott’s inventions. This is a thoroughly entertaining disc and I loved it…In every case their music making is infectious.

MusicWeb International

Tenebrae, directed by their founder Nigel Short, are predictably excellent throughout.

Classic FM – David Mellor

I am thrilled that Tenebrae Consort has made this recording of these songs and arrangements, some from a long time ago, some more recent, sometimes frivolous, sometimes reflective, but all performed with the beauty of sound and the breadth of skill and personality that is synonymous with the work of Nigel Short and his singers.

Bob Chilcott
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