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Tonu Korvits: Kreek's Notebook / Royal Holloway Choir, Britten Sinfonia, Rupert Gough

Album Summary

>Korvits, Tonu : Kreegi vihik (Kreek's Notebook), for chorus & chamber orchestra
>Korvits, Tonu : The night is darkening round me, for male or mixed chorus
>Maskats, Arturs : Lacrimosa, for choir, strings & organ
>Plakidis, Peteris : In memoriam, for chorus
>Plakidis, Peteris : Fata Morgana, for chorus
>Maskats, Arturs : Lugums naktij (Prayer to the night), for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Rupert Gough and the Choir of Royal Holloway offer listeners another fascinating album of contemporary Baltic music. The primary work on the recording is based on Estonian folk hymns collected in the early twentieth century by Cyrillus Kreek, who was the Estonian equivalent of Bartók or Grainger. During the Soviet era, the singing of these religious songs was forbidden and the entire genre was all but forgotten. By the end of the twentieth century, fresh light could be shone on these folk collections and composer Tonu Korvits was particularly struck by the music's fresh possibilities. In writing Kreek's Notebook, Korvits both pays homage to Kreek and presents his own totally modern take on the folk hymn idiom. Although there is a dramatic unity to this eight-movement work, there is much diversity in timbre and scoring. The effect is improvisatory in the creative ornamentation of the vocal lines, and suffused with dreamy textures that bring to mind the great tradition of Eastern European choral writing.

International Record Review, June 2013
This disc proclaims the excellence of British choral singing and the remarkable quality of contemporary choral music from the Baltic countries.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012).



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Works Details

>Korvits, Tonu : Kreegi vihik (Kreek's Notebook), for chorus & chamber orchestra
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Korvits, Tonu : The night is darkening round me, for male or mixed chorus
  • Performer: Kate Telfer
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Maskats, Arturs : Lacrimosa, for choir, strings & organ
  • Performer: William Mason (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Plakidis, Peteris : In memoriam, for chorus
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Plakidis, Peteris : Fata Morgana, for chorus
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Maskats, Arturs : Lugums naktij (Prayer to the night), for chorus
  • Conductor: Rupert Gough
  • Notes: All Hollows, Gospel Oak, London (06/21/2012-06/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary