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Julian Anderson Choral Music

Julian Anderson Choral Music CDCatalogue no. DCD34202

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This is the first recording devoted to the choral music of Julian Anderson, one of the most talented composers of his generation. Anderson said 'The desire to evoke the sensation of light was one reason why I became a composer' and this is certainly evident in his choral music. The compositions range from the intimacy of the wedding anthem My beloved spake and the ringing clarity of Bell Mass, to the virtuosic Beautiful valley of Eden (from Four American Choruses) and the extraordinary sound-world conjured by the Nunc dimittis, commissioned specially for this project.

'A dream come true for this composer' Julian Anderson

'Sung with vivid assurance... the results are rich and engaging' The Guardian

'Geoffrey Webber and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, shimmer and scintillate in conveying Anderson's broad musical and emotional palette' BBC Music Magazine

'Sung by an outstanding Cambridge choir and sensitively recorded in an Oxford chapel, the result is tremendously rewarding' Gramophone

1 My beloved spake
2-6 Bell Mass
7 O sing unto the Lord
I saw eternity
9 I'm a pilgrim
10 Beautiful valley of Eden
11 Bright morning star!
12 At the fountain
13 Toccata quarta per l'organo da sonarsi ala levatione - Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
14 Nunc dimittis