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