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Flight of Song

Organ and Choral Works

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2006

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

James Weeks


Matthew Steynor

organ

The Choir of Queens College, Cambridge



Venue:

Queens College, Cambridge



Producer:

Howard Leithead


Andrew Post


John Habron

(tracks 2 and 3)

Engineer:

Andrew Post


Michael Ponder

(tracks 2 and 3)

Record Label
Guild

Genre:

Choir


Organ

Total Time - 63:07
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Flight of Song

 

HOWARD SKEMPTON

(b. 1947)
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1 

We Who With Songs (1995)

3:16
2 

Opportunity (2000)

3:04
3 

Rose-Berries (1990)

1:23
4 

Song at the Year's Turning (1980)

3:07
   
 

JUDITH WEIR

(b. 1954)
5 

Ascending into Heaven (1983)

8:19
 

Two Human Hymns

7:49  
6 Love bade me welcome 4:32
7 Like to the falling of a star 3:17
   
 

JONATHAN HARVEY

(b. 1939)
8 

Thou Mastering me God (1989)

5:48
9 

God is Our Refuge (1986)

4:17
10 

The Tree

4:25
   
 

MICHAEL TIPPETT

(1905-1998)
 

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1963)

6:58  
  Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense  
11 Magnificat 4:03
12 Nunc Dimittis 2:55
   
 

HOWARD SKEMPTON

 

The Flight of Song (1996)

8:48  
13 The Arrow and the Song 2:38
14 Becalmed 2:17
15 Chimes 2:02
16 The Tide Rises, and the Tide Falls 1:51
17 

To Bethlehem They Did Go (1955)

2:19
18 

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1999)

3:34
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               Performance *****          Sound *****
"...This disc offers much to commend in both the choice of programme and sensitive performances given by the Choir of Queen’s College, who receive excellent support from the organist Matthew Steynor. Most of all it leaves a desire to further explore the music of the fine composers represented. There are useful programme notes provided by the choir’s director James Weeks, who at twenty two years of age, is a name I am sure we will hear more of in years to come."

Christopher Thomas - Classical Music on the Web


"...This is a particularly enterprising release of unfamiliar choral music written over the last twenty years or so. All the works are immaculately, affectionately sung. Matthew Steynor’s playing is superb throughout. A most welcome release and I, for one, hope that similar collections will soon be recorded by the same forces."

Hubert Culot - Classical Music on the Web
 


"This disc features a superb collection of some of the finest contemporary music imaginable, matched by the excellent Queen’s College choir, which sings with style, elegance and absolute integrity... Singing throughout is of the very highest standard, and under Weeks’s able direction the choir produce stunning performances of this new repertory which frankly deserves to be far better known than it is."

SF - The Organ  - August 2001


Performance *****      Sound ******

Nicholas Rast - BBC Music Magazine  - June 2001




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