To Music - An Anthology of English 20th Century Choral Music / Spicer, Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, et al

Album Summary

>Finzi, Gerald : All This Night for chorus, Op 33
>Spicer, Paul : How Love Bleeds, for chorus & organ ("Four Carols for Dark Times")
>Bainton, Edgar Leslie : In the Wilderness, for chorus & organ
>Howells, Herbert : The Scribe, for chorus
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus
>Murrill, Herbert : O Mistress Mine, for chorus & organ
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Devotion, for chorus & organ
>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : How can the heart forget her?, for chorus & organ
>Edmunds, Christopher : Blessed are they whose strength is in thee, for chorus & organ
>Joubert, John : A Hymne to God the Father, for chorus & organ
>Holst, Gustav : This have I done for my true love, for chorus, Op. 34/1, H. 128
>Spicer, Paul : Alive, for chorus & organ
>Leighton, Kenneth : Crucifixus Pro Nobis for tenor, chorus & organ, Op. 38
>Dyson, George : To Music, for unaccompanied chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

This anthology of 20th century English choral music brings together classics like Vaughan Williams' 'Three Shakespeare Songs' with unknown treasures like Edgar Bainton's 'In the Wilderness'. The Chamber Choir of Birmingham Conservatoire is a group of 24 student singers who form an expert and flexible group. They perform with sensitivity, energy and panache and are gathering an ever-growing reputation for their musicianship.



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>Finzi, Gerald : All This Night for chorus, Op 33
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Spicer, Paul : How Love Bleeds, for chorus & organ ("Four Carols for Dark Times")
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bainton, Edgar Leslie : In the Wilderness, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Howells, Herbert : The Scribe, for chorus
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Shakespeare Songs (3) for chorus
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1951

>Murrill, Herbert : O Mistress Mine, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : Devotion, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gibbs, Cecil Armstrong : How can the heart forget her?, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Edmunds, Christopher : Blessed are they whose strength is in thee, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Andrea Tjäder; David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.

>Joubert, John : A Hymne to God the Father, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Bridget Kerrison; Hannah Davey; David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Holst, Gustav : This have I done for my true love, for chorus, Op. 34/1, H. 128
  • Performers: Helena Raeburn; David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Spicer, Paul : Alive, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Leighton, Kenneth : Crucifixus Pro Nobis for tenor, chorus & organ, Op. 38
  • Performers: Richard Jeffrey; David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dyson, George : To Music, for unaccompanied chorus
  • Performer: David Saint (Organ)
  • Conductor: Paul Spicer
  • Ensemble: Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England (01/11/2007-01/12/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic