A Song More Silent
Title:

A Song More Silent

Artists:

Michael Chance, countertenor
Carolyn Dobbin, mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Stevenson, Sophie Bevan, sopranos
Ben Johnson, tenor
Dawid Kimberg, baritone
Sebastian Comberti, cello
Paul Archibald, trumpet
Nicolae Moldoveanu, conductor
London Mozart Players

Cat No:

AV2147

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

It was during the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the guns of World War I were officially silenced. A Song More Silent is a beautiful commemeration of Remembrance (Armistice) Day, featuring works by a host of today’s leading British choral composers, including world premieres by Tarik O’Regan, Sally Beamish and Lynne Plowman whose work Cries Like Silence is based on the e. e. cummings poem “these children singing in stone” from which the title “a song more silent” is taken.

Tracklist:

Cecilia McDOWALL (b. 1951)
1. Ave Maris Stella (11:46)

Lynne PLOWMAN (b. 1969)
2. Cries Like Silence (14:43)

Tarik O’REGAN (b. 1978)
3. And There Was a Great Calm (12:53)

Sally BEAMISH (b. 1956)
The Lion and the Deer
4. Hoopoe (4:26)
5. Deer (2:55)
6. Falcon (4:23)
7. Lion (3:52)
8. Horse (4:02)
9. Hoopoe (6:29)
Total time: 65:29

Recorded 12 and 13 November 2007 in the Church of the Hospital of St. Cross, Winchester
Recording Engineer: Ken Blair
Co-Engineer: James Shannon
Recording Producer: Rachel Smith
Audio Editors: Ken Blair and Alastair Lodge