In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey - Sonoro, Neil Ferris (conductor) - Resonus Classics - RES10251

In No Strange Land: Choral Music by Martin Bussey

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Sonoro
Michael Higgins (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)


Choral music has long been at the heart of the distinguished musical career of contemporary composer Martin Bussey – as a director, a singer, and in writing for the medium.

Acclaimed London vocal consort Sonoro, with its co-artistic directors Neil Ferris (conductor) and Michael Higgins (organ), explores a broad range of Bussey’s sacred choral music with this captivating programme of world premiere recordings that at once presents a composer with passion and a unique voice, and whose works have contributed much to the genre.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

1. Children of Light

2. Whitsunday

3. Swet Jesus

4. Jesus, pro me perforatus

5. The Burning Babe

6. Desideratum

7. The Jesse Tree

8. Balulalow

9. Where is this stupendous stranger

10. The Praises of St Francis

11. Del Nacimiento

12. Que se Ilamaba Maria

13. Song of the Nuns of Chester

Three Motets
14. Ave Maria
15. The Evening Hymn of King Charles I
16. In No Strange Land

17. The Breaking of Bread

18. Christ is the morning star

'Sonoro’s 18 singers are full-voiced, drawn from opera as well as the choral world. This isn’t a Tenebrae or a Polyphony, where blend is paramount, but an ensemble where individual voices push and urge and jostle. The effect is exciting – released, urgent, vibrant'

- Gramophone

'Sonoro’s 18 singers are full-voiced, drawn from opera as well as the choral world. This isn’t a Tenebrae or a Polyphony, where blend is paramount, but an ensemble where individual voices push and urge and jostle. The effect is exciting – released, urgent, vibrant'
Gramophone

'As with previous recordings from Sonoro sound quality and expression is superb.'
Lark Reviews

'This disc of works by contemporary composer Martin Bussey is glorious'
BBC Music Magazine

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10251
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791622
Cover image: Milky Way by Denis Belitsky (www.shutterstock.com)
Release date: 1 November 2019