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.

1 O praise the Lord Lord of Heaven* – Ralph Vaughan Williams, 5:34
Invocation to Pan – Granville Bantock, 8:36
Jézus és a Kufárok – Zoltán Kodály, 6:38
The silver swan – Orlando Gibbons, 1:30
Silver swan – Bob Chilcott (b 1955),6:19
Voskreseniye hristovo videvshe op 59, 8 – Alexander Gretchaninov, 4:28
Rakastava op 14 – Jean Sibelius, 7:07
Romanzen und Balladen op 67 – Robert Schumann
8 Der König von Thule, 4:01
9 Schön Rohtraut, 2:30
10 Heidenröslein, 2:22
11 Ungewitter, 2:58
12 John Anderson, 2:30
Three songs of democracy – Roy Harris
13 To thee, old cause, 2:13
14 Year that trembled, 2:07
15 Freedom, toleration, 3:37
16 Friede auf Erden op 13 – Arnold Schoenberg, 9:16

 * First recording on CD, World premiere recording

2017; recorded at Second Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, MO

Total Playing time: 72:12

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