James MacMillan: Quickening / Three Interludes from 'The Sacrifice'
The Hilliard Ensemble : discography


Chandos CHSA 5072

Playing time: 60'24

Recorded in: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, 3 March 2007 (Quickening) (live recording) and 22 February 2008 (Three Interludes)

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James MacMillan: Quickening / Three Interludes from 'The Sacrifice'

The Hilliard Ensemble / City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus / City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus / BBC Philharmonic - James MacMillan


Contents:

Three Interludes from 'The Sacrifice' (2007)*
for orchestra
[14:28] 
 1.  I The Parting. Andante – Poco più largamente – ... – Andante – ... – Moderato [4:37] 
 2.  II Passacaglia [4:25] 
 3.  III The Investiture. Allegro - [ ] - Allegro [5:11] 

Quickening (1998)†
for soloists (counter-tenor, two tenors and baritone), children's chorus, mixed chorus and orchestra
Words by Michael Symmons Roberts
To the Glasgow Lay Dominicans
[45:37] 
 4.  I Incarnadine. Largo - Adagio - Tempo I - Larghetto - Andante - Larghetto - Largo [14:25] 
 5.  II Midwife. Adagio - Andante - Largo - Adagio - Largo - Andante - Tempo I - Largo [10:18] 
 6.  III Popies. Allegro moderato - Alla marcia - Tempo I - Adagio [9:16] 
 7.  IV Living Water. Senza misura - Poco più adagio - Andante moderato - Allegro - Meno mosso - Largamente - Larghetto - Adagio [11:18] 


Performers:

Hilliard Ensemble†
Robin Blaze, counter-tenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
Steven Harrold, tenor
Gordon Jones, baritone

City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus†
Simon Halsey, chorus director
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus†
Simon Halsey, chorus director
BBC Philharmonic
Yuri Torchinsky, leader* • Fionnuala Hunt, guest leader†
James MacMillan