Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars

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Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars

Songs and Arrangements by Bob Chilcott

 Tenebrae Consort

Joining their other celebrated Bene Arte releases, this new disc from Tenebrae Consort under Nigel Short – an exceptional group of singers handpicked from the award-winning choir Tenebrae – combines a stunning selection of arrangements and songs by British choral icon Bob Chilcott. Including several premiere recordings, the programme combines music and words from across the world including Japan, Canada, America, France and the UK.


The composer writes: “I am thrilled that they have made this recording of these songs and arrangements, some from a long time ago, some more recent, sometimes frivolous, sometimes reflective, but all performed with the beauty of sound and the breadth of skill and personality that is synonymous with the work of Nigel and his singers.”




What people are saying

"The Tenebrae Consort, drawn from Nigel Short's equally celebrated Tenebrae Choir, here bring the same perfect technique and miraculous sense of ensemble to 22 instantly attractive songs arrangements by Bob Chilcott" The Observer, February 2016

"Delightful...Tenebrae, directed by their founder Nigel Short, are predictably excellent throughout." Classic FM, February 2016

"These pieces, whether original or arrangement, show consistent skill, flair and's hard to imagine that the pieces could be in better hands for the expert voices of the Tenebrae Consort relish the wit and sophistication of Chilcott's inventions. This is a thoroughly entertaining disc and I loved it." MusicWeb International, February 2016

"Tenebrae Consort perform with impeccable professionalism under director Nigel Short." Choir & Organ, April 2016

"This album may be new repertoire for the group, but in many ways it's classic Tenebrae - faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully recorded." Gramophone, May 2016

"A very attractive disc of well sung song arrangements." MusicWeb International, May 2016

Tenebrae Consort

Nigel Short conductor


Release date: 5th Feb 2016
Order code: SIGCD903
Barcode: 635212090329

1.En La MacarenitaTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.40
2.Sun, Moon, Sea and StarsBob Chilcott3.38
3.Feller from FortuneTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott4.16
4.She's Like the SwallowTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott4.34
5.L'habitant de Saint BarbeTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott0.56
6.The Lazy ManTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott1.33
7.ShenandoahTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott3.50
8.The Gift to be SimpleTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.14
9.Swimming Over LondonBob Chilcott3.54
10.Go Little BoatJerome Kern arr. Bob Chilcott2.26
11.Fascinating RhythmGeorge Gershwin arr. Bob Chilcott1.23
12.Con amores, la mi madreJuan de Anchieta arr. Bob Chilcott2.19
13.La-bas dans cette plaineTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.03
14.Viens par le preTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott3.13
15.MontagnardeTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott3.06
16.Aka tomboTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.19
17.FurusatoTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.56
18.'Tuoll' on mun kultaniTrad. arr. Bob Chilcott2.57
19.Marriage to my Lady PovertyBob Chilcott5.00
20.Thou, My Love, Art FairBob Chilcott3.47
21.Touch Her Soft LipsWilliam Walton arr. Bob Chilcott1.58
22.Even Such Is timeBob Chilcott2.42