Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars


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 imagination…it’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 Macarenita – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.40
  2. Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars – Bob Chilcott – 3.38
  3. Feller from Fortune – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 4.16
  4. She’s Like the Swallow – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 4.34
  5. L’habitant de Saint Barbe – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 0.56
  6. The Lazy Man – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 1.33
  7. Shenandoah – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 3.50
  8. The Gift to be Simple – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.14
  9. Swimming Over London – Bob Chilcott – 3.54
  10. Go Little Boat – Jerome Kern arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.26
  11. Fascinating Rhythm – George Gershwin arr. Bob Chilcott – 1.23
  12. Con amores, la mi madre – Juan de Anchieta arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.19
  13. La-bas dans cette plaine – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.03
  14. Viens par le pre – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 3.13
  15. Montagnarde – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 3.06
  16. Aka tombo – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.19
  17. Furusato – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.56
  18. ‘Tuoll’ on mun kultani – Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott – 2.57
  19. Marriage to my Lady Poverty – Bob Chilcott – 5.00
  20. Thou, My Love, Art Fair – Bob Chilcott – 3.47
  21. Touch Her Soft Lips – William Walton arr. Bob Chilcott – 1.58
  22. Even Such Is time – Bob Chilcott – 2.42