A Choral Tapestry Voces8

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Album-Release:
2012

HRA-Release:
03.04.2019

Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896):
  • 1Os Justi04:41
  • William Byrd (1538 - 1623):
  • 2Vigilate03:16
  • 3Mass for Four Voices: Kyrie02:19
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643):
  • 4Cantate domino01:44
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611):
  • 5O magnum mysterium04:09
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594):
  • 6Magnificat primi toni04:25
  • Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):
  • 7Warus ist das Licht gegeben?08:18
  • Go down Moses:
  • 8Go down Moses02:59
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625):
  • 9O clap your hands03:55
  • Max Reger (1873 - 1916):
  • 10Das Agnus Dei01:59
  • 11Wir glauben an eimen Gott01:35
  • Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109:
  • 12Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109: I. Unsere Väter hofften auf dich01:39
  • 13Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109: II. Wenn ein starker Gewappneter02:19
  • 14Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109: III. Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk03:53
  • Steal away:
  • 15Steal away04:10
  • Josef Rheinberger (1839 - 1901):
  • 16Abendlied02:34
  • John Tavener (1944 - 2013):
  • 17The lamb03:56
  • William Byrd (1538 - 1623): Mass for Four Voices:
  • 18Mass for Four Voices: Agnus Dei03:57
  • Total Runtime01:01:48

Info for A Choral Tapestry



International award-winning octet Voces8 has established itself as the foremost young British a cappella vocal group. Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique jazz and pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.

A Choral Tapestry explores the rich vocal timbres of sacred vocal music spanning five centuries. Interweaving genres create an ethereal sonic tapestry that centres around the haunting beauty of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices. The programme includes anthems and motets from the English Chapel Royal, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig.

"VOCES8 are as good as any vocal ensemble I have heard for many a year and the material on this CD is well chosen and superbly sung" (Cross Rhythms)

"Following their Bach Motets, choral octet Voces8 branch further afield with A Choral Tapestry, programming devotional material from across the spectrum...Bruckner's "Os justi" opens matters with a perfect blend of calm contentment and soaring spirit, while Voces8's technical range, taking in as it does blues and jazz, enables them to easily accommodate pieces like the gospel classic "Steal Away", and moving further into the modern age, John Tavener's setting of William Blake." (Andy Gill, The Independent)

VOCES8


VOCES8
is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups in the world. The multi award-winning ensemble fulfils an international annual touring schedule across Europe, the USA, Asia and Africa. Performance venues include the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tel Aviv Opera House, National Concert Hall Taipei, Cite de la Musique in Paris, Dijon Opera House, National Centre for the Performing Arts Beijing and Shanghai Concert Hall. Highlights of the 2013/2014 season include an extensive European concert schedule in addition to tours to the USA, Indonesia, Korea, Dubai, Moscow, and for “La Folle Journee” in Nantes and Tokyo.

With a specialism in classical choral music, the group performs repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements. The ensemble regularly commissions and collaborates with world-renowned contemporary composers including Ola Gjeilo, Roxanna Panufnik, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Alexander Levine and Ben Parry. VOCES8 is delighted to be in partnership with the acclaimed arranger, Jim Clements as Arranger in Residence.

With an ongoing programme of recordings and live broadcast, VOCES8 is heard regularly on international television and radio, including Deutschlandradio Kultur, ARTE TV, Radio France Musique, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. VOCES8 has recorded a series of award-winning discs for Signum Classics, including ‘Choral Tapestry’, ‘Bach Motets’, ‘Aces High’ and ‘Christmas’. The group has major recording plans for future disc releases to be announced in the coming season. VOCES8 is also an Ambassador for Edition Peters with whom it publishes arrangements and educational material, including the ‘VOCES8 Songbook’ and the ‘VOCES8 Method’.

Outreach and Education are at the core of VOCES8’s work and the group is delighted to be the flagship performance and education ensemble of the charitable music foundation, Voces Cantabiles Music (VCM). The ensemble leads an innovative series of music education workshops reaching 20,000 people annually around the world with the aim of inspiring creativity and excellence through music. The innovative education work of VCM has received praise from UNESCO. In 2013 VCM established the Gresham Centre in partnership with the Diocese of London, a vocal Centre for Excellence at Sir Christopher Wren’s beautiful St Anne & St Agnes Church, in the City of London. VOCES8 is also resident ensemble at Bedford School, Ardingly College, The Grey Coat Hospital and Milton Abbey.

Artistic collaborations with orchestras have included the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra and period ensemble Les Inventions. VOCES8 has received support from Arts Council England, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The group is also grateful for the support of official sponsor, T.M.Lewin.

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