A Hilliard Songbook: New Music For Voices
The Hilliard Ensemble : discography


ECM New Series 1614

Playing time: 119'50

Recorded March, April 1995, March 1996 Boxgrove Priory, Chichester

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A Hilliard Songbook: New Music For Voices

The Hilliard Ensemble


Contents:

CD 1
Barry Guy (1947)
 1.  Un coup de des* [12:34] 

Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
 2.  Only (Covey-Crump, tenor) [1:45] 

Ivan Moody (1963): Endechas y Canciones
 3.  I No pueden dormir mis ojos [1:57] 
 4.  II Endechas a la muerte de Guillen Peraza [8:10] 
 5.  III Pues mi pena veis [2:04] 
 6.  IV Ojos de la mi senora [2:00] 

Piers Hellawell (1956)
 7.  True Beautie (Jones, baritone) [0:33] 
 8.  On Black And White [1:56] 
 9.  True Beautie (Potter, tenor) [0:38] 
 10.  Emerodde [2:04] 
 11.  True Beautie (James, countertenor) [0:44] 
 12.  Iasent [1:02] 
 13.  True Beautie (Covey-Crump, tenor) [0:31] 
 14.  By Falshood [2:38] 

Paul Robinson (1949)
 15.  Incantation [14:41] 

Veljo Tormis (1930)
 16.  Kullervo's Message [10:36] 

CD 2
Anonymous (Gregorian)
 1.  Adoro te devote [0:40] 

James MacMillan (1959)
 2.  ...here in hiding... [12:46] 

Arvo Pärt (1935)
 3.  And One Of The Pharisees... [7:38] 
 4.  Summa [5:24] 

Elizabeth Liddle (1952)
 5.  Whale Rant [5:20] 

Joanne Metcalf (1958)
 6.  Music For The Star Of The Sea [8:12] 

Michael Finnissy (1946)
 7.  Stabant autem iuxta crucem [2:51] 

John Casken (1949)
 8.  Sharp Thorne [7:00] 

Ivan Moody (1963): Canticum Canticorum I
 9.  I Surge, properea amica mea [2:12] 
 10.  II Descendi in hortum meum [1:57] 
 11.  III Ego dilecto meo [1:44] 


Performers:

David James, countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
John Potter, tenor
Gordon Jones, baritone

Barry Guy, double-bass*


Description:

The Hilliard Ensemble interpret new works for vocal ensemble. Many of the pieces presented have been written specifically for the ensemble. Includes the music of Arvo Pärt, James McMillan, Morton Feldman and Ivan Moody.


Reviews:

"Britain's Hilliard Ensemble dares to stitch together threads of traditions from medieval, postmodern and post-minimalist sources, while avoiding trivialities. The quartet maneuvers with a commanding collective voice, enriched by dynamic sensitivity and masterful way with inflection." -- Los Angeles Times


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