Choral Collection

£5.00

2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the first release from the leading independent classical label Signum Records. Beginning life as an early music specialist (with a landmark release of the Complete Works of Thomas Tallis with Chapelle du Roi), Signum has grown since 1997 to a catalogue of over 300 releases across a wide range of genres.  

In this A Cappella collection, you can hear a wide rage of works by The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, BBC Singers, Tenebrae, Voces8 and many more all on one disc – all selected from titles across the Signum catalogue.

SKU: SIGCD304

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"… this is a disc that can surely claim to have something for every taste and temperament." Choir & Organ, May 2013

Various Artists

Release date:22nd Oct 2012
Order code:SIGCD304
Barcode: 635212030424

  1. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230 – Bach – VOCES8 – 6.06
  2. Mass in G: Sanctus – Poulenc – Tenebrae – 2.28
  3. Lux Aurumque – Whitacre – The King’s Singers – 3.42
  4. The Lily and the Rose – Chilcott – The Sirens – 4.01
  5. Chichester Psalms – Bernstein – The Temple Choir – 4.05
  6. The Crucifixion: God so loved the World – Stainer – Huddersfield Choral Sociaty – 3.22
  7. Miserere – Allegri – Tenebrae – 11.59
  8. They are at Rest – Elgar – Gabrieli Consort – 3.29
  9. Spem in alium – Tallis – Chapelle du Roi – 10.00
  10. Nunc Dimittis – Burgon – Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir – 3.07
  11. Shared Ground: Lost – Roth – Ex Cathedra – 3.47
  12. Song of Songs: Love?s Promise – Hawes – Elin Manahan Thomas, English Chamber Orchestra – 3.07
  13. Mass for Double Choir: Sanctus – Martin – Vasari Singers – 4.52
  14. The Messiah: Hallelujah – Handel/Mozart – Huddersfield Choral Society – 3.47
  15. Over the Sea to Skye – Tippett – BBC Singers – 4.05
  16. B Minor Mass: Dona nobis pacem – Bach – Rodolfus Choir – 3.48

May 2013

Since launching in 1997, Signum Classics has established itself as one of the UK’s leading and most reliable independent labels, its output ranging freely across genres and through the ages to create a catalogue of more than 300 recordings that can surely claim to be one of the most open-minded and catholic currently available. Issued to celebrate the label’s first 15 years is a six-volume set (each separately themed disc also available individually) that cherry-picks from the back catalogue to provide a value-for-money introduction both to Signum and to the genre under consideration itself … 

Formidable programming and impressive contributions – notably the Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC and Vasari Singers, Ex Cathedra, Gabrieli Consort among a host of others – mark out the Choral Collection as something rather special indeed. With repertoire choices embracing Tallis and Allegri (spellbinding accounts of Spem in alium and Miserere from Chapelle du Roi and Tenebrae respectively), Bernstein’s striking Chichester Psalms, Tippett’s evocative setting of Over the Sea to Skye, Bob Chilcott’s sirenic The Lily and the Rose, pieces by Bach, Handel and contemporary voices such as Geoffrey Burgon, Patrick Hawes, Alec Roth and Eric Whitacre (the beguiling Lux Aurumque), this is a disc that can surely claim to have something for every taste and temperament.

Choir and Organ, Michael Quinn