Tenebrae & Nigel Short – A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Tenebrae & Nigel Short – A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:27:31 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Signum Records

Tenebrae and Nigel Short are joined by Aurora Orchestra together with mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for A Walk with Ivor Gurney, an album celebrating the music of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by World War I. Alongside four pieces of Gurney’s own music are works by his contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The recording features a new piece by Judith Bingham commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 for the choir with Dame Sarah Connolly.

“A nourishing, thoughtfully compiled release… On this premiere recording, Sarah Connolly teams up with Tenebrae under Nigel Short’s watchful lead to give a performance of breathtaking composure, spine-tingling atmosphere and palpable conviction.” (Gramophone Magazine)

1. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 14:18
2. Like as the Hart 07:11
3. Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty 05:51
4. A Walk with Ivor Gurney 12:15
5. By a Bierside (arr. Herbert Howells) 04:28
6. In Flanders (arr. Herbert Howells) 03:16
7. Sleep (arr. Gerald Finzi) 03:33
8. An Oxford Elegy 22:54
9. Valiant for Truth 05:27
10. Lord Thou Hast Been Our Refuge 08:18

Aurora Orchestra
Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano
Simon Callow, narrator
Nigel Short, conductor