DURUFLÉ Requiem | TAVENER Song for Athene | ELGAR They are at rest


FARRANT Call to Remembrance
TOMKINS When David heard
KIEV MELODY Kontakion of the dead
TAVENER Song for Athene
RAMSEY How are the mighty fallen
HARRIS Bring us, O Lord God
*MONK arr. ROSS Abide with me
ELGAR They are at rest
WEELKES When David heard

* world premiere recording

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Jennifer Johnston | mezzo-soprano
Neal Davies | bass
Guy Johnston | cello
Matthew Jorysz | organ
Graham Ross | conductor

Harmonia Mundi HMU907654

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“Graham Ross’s programme binds the Tudor grief of Tomkins and Weelkes with romantic Elgar and the hallucinatory stasis of Tavener’s ‘Song for Athene’.  In the ideal ambience of Lincoln Cathedral, Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, rise to a high-class performance [of Duruflé’s Requiem] that breathes an elevated air of Gallic sensuality and measured grandeur.” **** The Financial Times

“Sublime … I’ve never had such a reaction to my Album of the Week” John Suchet on Classic FM, Album of the Week

“Thoughtfully conceived…expertly performed…the Clare College Choir is among the finest of the UK collegiate choirs” MusicWeb International

“A very polished performance … lovely singing” opera ramblings

“This is a gorgeous disc” St Louis Post-Dispatch