Anthems for the 21st Century


Signum Classics are proud to release the second disc from the Vasari Singers on Signum Classics, Anthems for the 21st Century.

To celebrate its first twenty-five years of vibrant music making, the Vasari Singers commissioned ten composers to each write an anthem that would in their eyes reflect the state of the world at the start of the new millennium.

The brief indicated that each work should be suitable as an anthem in an Anglican cathedral Evensong, and that it could also look beyond any constraints of Liturgy or formal religious doctrine to embrace a wider, ecumenical audience. Perhaps something more humanistic that would have a voice in the multi-cultural, multi-faith societies of the new 21st century world?

★★★★ The consistently high level of invention and diverse styles contribute to the album’s overall success – Classic FM Magazine

The Vasari Singers and Jeremy Backhouse have few equals – Gramophone

The choir sings with feeling and perception – Choir & Organ


Vasari Singers

RELEASE DATE: 09/05/2005
BARCODE: 635212005927

1. Bless the Lord, O my soul (2000)  Jonathan Dove

2. Absolon, my son (2003)  Jonathan Rathbone 

3. Angel Song II (2004) Will Todd

4. Mysterium Christi (2004) Jeremy Filsell

5. Hear my crying, O God (2004) Humphrey Clucas 

6. When I see on Rood (2004) Stephen Barlow 

7. Now I have known, O Lord (2004) Gabriel Jackson 

8. Chosen (2003) James MacMillan

9. I saw him standing (2004) Philip Moore 

10. On Another’s Sorrow (2004) Richard Blackford 

11. Peace (2004) Barry Bignold 

12. Give us this day (2004) Ward Swingle 

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