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When Sleep Comes

When Sleep Comes

Tenebrae’s vocal consort is joined by composer and saxophonist Christian Forshaw on this album of music for nightfall. Exploring the distinctive sound world of voices and saxophone, When Sleep Comes juxtaposes ancient and modern, bringing new context and colours to sacred music by Orlando Gibbons, Hildegard von Bingen and Thomas Tallis. Also featuring a number of original works, the album as a whole invites you to a place of quiet reflection and contemplation.

A delicious revery of a record…

–  BBC Sounds
  • Release Date: 08 April 2022
  • Record Label: Signum
  • Catalogue Number: SIGCD708
  • Location of Recording: All Hallows' Gospel Oak, London
  • Total Running Time: 01:02:31
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Buy # Title Composer Duration Price Listen
1Drop, drop slow tearsOrlando Gibbons arr. Christian Forshaw03:45£ Listen
2In paradisumChristian Forshaw03:42£ Listen
3O vos imitatoresHildegard von Bingen arr. Nigel Short05:14£ Listen
4Te lucis ante terminumChant arr. Christian Forshaw02:36£ Listen
5Sancte DeusThomas Tallis05:50£ Listen
6Psalm 121Chant arr. Christian Forshaw03:20£ Listen
7O nata luxThomas Tallis arr. Christian Forshaw03:16£ Listen
8RenouncementChristian Forshaw07:03£ Listen
9ReproachesTomás Luis de Victoria07:40£ Listen
10Night PrayerOwain Park03:28£ Listen
11Te lucis ante terminumThomas Tallis arr. Christian Forshaw03:53£ Listen
12Abide with meHenry F. Lyte & William H. Monk arr. Christian Forshaw04:07£ Listen
13LamentationsAntoine Brumel08:28£ Listen

A delicious revery of a record…

–  BBC Sounds