Celestial Bird


One of the UK’s most lauded composers, Roxanna Panufnik celebrates her 50th birthday with a new release of her previously unrecorded choral music, performed by leading British choir Ex Cathedra under Jeffrey Skidmore. Known for her interest in world music, the programme includes performances from Indian arts organisation Milapfest on Unending Love, as well as the a recording of Child of Heaven: Dawn Chorus III – a new commission from Ex Cathedra that sets a Hymn to Dawn from the Rig Veda.

Roxanna has written a wide range of pieces including opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, chamber compositions and music for film and television which are regularly performed all over the world. This disc follows the 2017 release of 99 Words (SIGCD519), combining works by Panufnik and Sir John Tavener.

The work is elegantly-shaped and full of warmth, rather like this disc as a whole BBC Music Magazine

Beguiling and soothing, it’s Panufnik at her most individual – ★★★★ Classical Source

This album is a fine and nicely varied birthday gift from Ex Cathedra to Roxanna Panufnik – Music Web International

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Ex Cathedra


Jeffrey Skidmore conductor


BAR CODE 635212054321

RELEASE DATE 07/09/2018

1 Unending Love

2 Celestial Bird

3 Salve Regina

4 O Hearken

5 St Pancras Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

6 Since We Parted

7 A Cradle Song

8 Deus est Caritas

9 St Aidan’s Prayer

10 Child of Heaven: Dawn Chorus III