Choral Works

   
 GERALD FINZI (1901-1956)
premiere recording
 Requiem de Camera (1923-25) 23:42  
  for Baritone, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra  
  Alison Barlow soprano  
  David Hoult baritone  
1 I Prelude. Slow - Appassionata 5:55
2 II 'How still this quiet cornfield is tonight!' 9:22
  Quasi senza misura  
3 III 'Only a man harrowing clods'. 3:58
  Con dignita  
 Stephen Varcoe baritone
4 IV 'We who are left, how shall we look again'. 4:25
  Crotchet = about 66  
   
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
5  Deus in adjutorium meum (1945) 5:17
  for Unaccompanied Choir  
  from the incidental music to the play This Way to the Tomb (1945) by Ronald Duncan (1914-1982)  
6  Chorale on an Old French Carol (1944) 5:00
  for Unaccompanied Choir  
  Grave  
 Cantata misericordium, Op. 69 (1963) 19:38  
  for Tenor, Baritone, Chorus, String Quartet, and Small Orchestra  
  Nicolas Ward violin  
  Edward Roberts violin  
  Stephen Tees viola  
  Susan Dorey cello  
7 Chorus: 'Beati misericordes' - 3:57
8 Chorus: 'Iesu parabola iam nobis fiat fabula' - 4:14
9 Chorus: 'Bono nunc animo es, viator' - 2:01
10 Chorus: 'En alter in conspectum venit' - 1:48
11 Chorus: 'Ecce, tertius apparet' 7:36
 John Mark Ainsley tenor
 Stephen Varcoe baritone
 GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934)
 Two Psalms, H 117 (1912) 13:29  
  for Chorus, String Orchestra, and Organ  
  Alison Barlow soprano  
  John Alley organ  
12 Psalm 86. Andante mesto 8:23
13 Psalm 148. Allegro moderato 5:00
 Stephen Varcoe baritone
 Richard Hickox
  15 and 16 February 1991