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Songs of Renewal



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The promise of rebirth and rejuvenation is celebrated by SOMM Recordings’ Songs of Renewal, a collection of choral works – including three first recordings – by seven living British composers performed by Bath Camerata under musical director Benjamin Goodson. Joining the ensemble are soprano Elizabeth Cragg and composer-pianist Huw Watkins, whose Shakespeare setting The Phoenix and the Turtle (2014) moves from monotone chanting to solemn chorale for an allegorical poem mourning the passing of ideal love.Commissioned by Bath Camerata to mark its 30th anniversary in 2017, the disc’s title track is a three-movement choral suite by Will Todd reflecting his interest in jazz music and featuring lyrics by the composer and former UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.
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Item number SOMMCD 0195
Barcode 748871019522
Release date 01/03/2019
Category Classical
Label SOMM Recordings
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Watkins, Huw
Cragg, Elizabeth
Camerata, Bath
Composers Dove, Jonathan
O’Regan, Tarik
McDowall, Cecilia
Williams, Roderick
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