Time and its Passing


The Rodolfus Choir return to disc on Signum with a stunning new collection of choral works drawn from composers spanning over 500 years. Ralph Allwood MBE introduces the programme and the personal inspiration behind it:

The concept of time is so rich that it has inspired a large body of writing and musical setting. This collection is a tribute to my father, because I learnt so much about time from him. Mathematician and philosopher, theologian, musician and physicist, he was fascinated by our perception of time, and he and I had many discussions about its nature. In a trivial sense, music traces the passage of time, but also, as with all events, manipulates it. A watch traces a different pattern of time during events. But who is to say that the watch is ‘right’.

★★★★★ If you want to hear young voices singing at their very best, with each line perfectly balanced, then this CD is a must – Choir & Organ

Provocative, eye-meeting loveliness on this record from Ralph Allwood’s Rodolfus Choir – Gramophone

A rewarding sequence… a good recording as well – BBC Radio 3 CD Review

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Rodolfus Choir

Ralph Allwood conductor

RELEASE DATE: 20/11/2015
BARCODE: 635212044520

1. O, Do Not Move John Tavener

2. Thou Wast, O God, and Thou Wast Blest Thomas Tallis

3. To Morning Gabriel Jackson

4. The Three Ravens Edward Chapman

5. Nunc dimittis Arvo Pärt

6. Haste On, My Joys! Gerald Finzi

7. Esti dal (Evening Song) Zoltán Kodály

8. … Which Was The Son Of … Arvo Pärt

9. Diliges Dominum William Byrd

10. What Is Our Life? Orlando Gibbons

11. Ozymandias Thomas Recknell

12. These Hours Adrian Cruft

13. A Prayer of King Henry VI Henry Ley

14. Even Such is Time Herbert Howells

15. The Evening Watch Benjamin Rowarth

16. Miserere nostri Thomas Tallis

17. Music, When Soft Voices Die Charles Hubert Hastings Parry

18. Lux aeterna from Requiem a6 Tomás Luis de Victoria

19. Et incarnatus est from B Minor Mass Johann Sebastian Bach

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