Saint Louis Classics - The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus, directed by Philip Barnes
This disc features works inspired by classical mythology, such as Bantock’s Invocation to Pan, and works that have become ‘classics’ in the field of choral music, such as Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden – one of the greatest a capella choral masterpieces. This recording also features one of the Chorus’s recent commissions, Bob Chilcott’s Silver swan. This setting for a capella double choir of Orlando Gibbons and Catullus is a free re-working of Gibbons’s famous 17th-century madrigal. It retains the lilting depiction of the swan and the original composer’s love of antiphonal effects and rich texture.
* First recording on CD, World premiere recording
2017; recorded at Second Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, MO
Total Playing time: 72:12