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Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem

BBC Singers, The Nash Ensemble, Nicholas Kok, BBC Singers, The Nash Ensemble, Nicholas Kok

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1.1
The Ring Dance of the Nazarene
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
24:16
Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper'  
1.2
Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper': I. O bone Jesu
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
3:40
1.3
Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper': II. Pange lingua
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
2:49
1.4
Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper': III. In supremae nocte cenae
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
3:26
1.5
Carmen Paschale
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
5:51
1.6
Lullaby
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
2:08
1.7
On the Sheer Threshold of the Night
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
13:15
1.8
The Moth Requiem
Harrison Birtwistle; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers; The Nash Ensemble; Nicholas Kok
18:34
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:59
"I doubt whether anything the year brings for Birtwistle's 80th birthday is going to dim the lustre of this excellent recording of his choral music."
- Gramophone

"... Birtwistle’s characteristic melodic angularity and rhythmic complexity are duly represented, including two strikingly evocative recent triumphs with all of it sung supremely well."
- The New York Times

Harrison Birtwistle remains one of the most popular voices in contemporary composition in the UK and beyond. This collection of premiere recordings draws together newly-commissioned pieces with older works and was released to mark the occasion of the composer’s 80th year birthday in 2014. Featuring characteristically flawless performances from the BBC Singers under Nicholas Kok joined by the Nash Ensemble and baritone Roderick Williams.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

Recorded in BBC Studios Maida Vale on 20, 21 and 22 September 2012 and 9 January 2013.
Sound Engineer: Marvin Ware
Digital Editing: Marvin Ware & Robert Winter
Producer: Michael Emery
Cover Image: Shutterstock
Design and Artwork: Woven Design

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