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Elizabeth Maconchy: Music for Voices / Odaline de la Martinez, Richard Pearce, BBC Singers

Album Summary

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Creatures, for chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nocturnal, for chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Miniatures (4), for chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Sirens' Song, for chorus
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Prayer before birth, for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : This Day, for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : On Stephenses Day, for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Epitaphs (2), for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Propheta Mendax (The Lying Prophet), for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : A Hymn to God the Father, for chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Ribbon in her Hair, for men's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Voice of the City, for women's chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Armado, for chorus & piano
>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Still Falls the Rain, for chorus & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

During her long composing life, Elizabeth Maconchy created a substantial body of choral works, both a cappella and with ensemble. When she came to England in 1923 to study at the Royal College of Music, she had heard an orchestra only once, yet her early successes were her orchestral works. Composing until she was in her 80s, she created a wealth of music for a variety of instrumental and vocal forces. As Odaline de la Martinez writes, "this CD... is a labor of love, a gesture of respect and appreciation for a composer of the highest calibre and attempts to give an overview of Maconchy's choral output, from the early works to her later years."



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Works Details

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Creatures, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1979

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Nocturnal, for chorus & piano
  • Performers: Neil MacKenzie (Tenor); Jennifer Adams-Barbaro; Richard Pearce (Piano); Lynette Alcantara (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Miniatures (4), for chorus & piano
  • Performers: Elizabeth Poole (Soprano); Siân Menna; Edward Goater (Voice); Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Sirens' Song, for chorus
  • Performers: Elizabeth Poole (Soprano); Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974-1977

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Prayer before birth, for women's chorus & piano
  • Performers: Carolyn Foulkes (Soprano); Richard Pearce (Piano); Margaret Feaviour (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : This Day, for women's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : On Stephenses Day, for women's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Epitaphs (2), for women's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Propheta Mendax (The Lying Prophet), for women's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : A Hymn to God the Father, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Ribbon in her Hair, for men's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Voice of the City, for women's chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : The Armado, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Maconchy, Elizabeth : Still Falls the Rain, for chorus & piano
  • Performers: Olivia Robinson (Soprano); Richard Pearce (Piano)
  • Conductor: Odaline Martinez
  • Notes: St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London, England (08/10/2007/08/16/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985