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Tippett - Choral Images / Cleobury, BBC Singers

Audio Samples

>Tippett, Michael : Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
>Tippett, Michael : Wadhurst (Unto the Hills), hymn tune setting for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Over the Sea to Skye, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Source, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Windhover, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Lullaby for 6 solo voices or alto & chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")

Album Summary

>Tippett, Michael : Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
>Tippett, Michael : Wadhurst (Unto the Hills), hymn tune setting for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Over the Sea to Skye, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Source, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : The Windhover, for chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Lullaby for 6 solo voices or alto & chorus
>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
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Notes & Reviews:

When Sir Michael Tippett first worked with the BBC Singers in 1944, the experience was such that he recalled nearly 50 years later that "It was to be the first of many such occasions when a composer's dreams were brought to fulfillment." Now under the Conductor Laureate, Stephen Cleobury, the present-day BBC Singers return the compliment with this program of his works for choir, both unaccompanied and with organ.



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Works Details

>Tippett, Michael : Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1952

>Tippett, Michael : Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Tippett, Michael : The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1944

>Tippett, Michael : Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Margaret Feaviour (Soprano); Iain Farrington (Organ); Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1961

>Tippett, Michael : Wadhurst (Unto the Hills), hymn tune setting for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1960

>Tippett, Michael : Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Tippett, Michael : Over the Sea to Skye, for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Tippett, Michael : The Source, for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Tippett, Michael : The Windhover, for chorus
  • Performer: Iain Farrington (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Tippett, Michael : Lullaby for 6 solo voices or alto & chorus
  • Performers: Iain Farrington (Organ); Siân Menna
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
  • Performers: Iain Farrington (Organ); Robert Johnston (Harp); Jacqueline Fox (Spoken Vocals); Jennifer Adams-Barbaro; Stuart MacIntyre (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: BBC Singers
  • Notes: Temple Church, London, England (01/21/2005/01/24/2005)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958