A Walk With Ivor Gurney


Tenebrae join the Aurora Orchestra with mezzo soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for ‘A Walk with Ivor Gurney’, an album of choral music celebrating the works of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by World War I. Alongside four pieces of Gurney’s own music are works by his contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The recording features a new piece by Judith Bingham commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 for the choir with Dame Sarah Connolly.

★★★★★ The Mail Online

Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★ Beautifully sung by Nigel Short’s Tenebrae – BBC Music Magazine

Orchestra and wordless choir combining to ravishing effect – The Arts Desk

Nigel Short’s peerless Tenebrae singers, backed by the Aurora Orchestra, offer nothing but sorrowful beauty and multiple reasons to give thanks – The Times

A nourishing, thoughtfully compiled release  – Gramophone

The remarkably imaginative concept of this release reveals Signum as a most innovative company – Cathedral Music

The orchestra marvellously supportive and Tenebrae exemplaryClassical Source

[Dame Sarah Connolly] brings a great warmth here, vocally but also in terms of her response to the poetry – BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Throughout this disc the singing of Tenebrae confirms their stature as one of the UK’s premier chamber choirs […] Tenebrae have done the memory of Ivor Gurney proud – MusicWeb International

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Aurora Orchestra

Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano

Simon Callow narrator

Nigel Short conductor

RELEASE DATE: 19/10/2018


BARCODE: 635212055724

1. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughan Williams

2. Like as the Hart Herbert Howells

3. Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty Ivor Gurney

4. A Walk With Ivor Gurney Judith Bingham

5. By a Bierside Ivor Gurney, arr. Herbert Howells

6. In Flanders Ivor Gurney, arr. Herbert Howells

7. Sleep Ivor Gurney, arr. Gerald Finzi

8. An Oxford Elegy Ralph Vaughan Williams

9. Valiant for Truth Ralph Vaughan Williams

10. Lord thou hast been our refuge Ralph Vaughan Williams

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