Choral Inspirations - Sonoro, Michael Higgins (piano) & Neil Ferris (conductor) - Resonus Classics - RES10241

Choral Inspirations

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Michael Higgins (piano)
Neil Ferris (conductor)

London consort Sonoro, with pianist Michael Higgins and conductor Neil Ferris, returns to Resonus Classics with this project of new and established works. The recording consists of six newly-commissioned contemporary works, each from a different composer and each paired with the well-known earlier work from which the composer drew inspiration.

Featured on the album are new works from Janet Wheeler, Will Todd, Russell Hepplewhite, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, James McCarthy and Joanna Marsh, who were in turn inspired by Charles Villiers Stanford's Beati quroum via, Anton Bruckner's Locus iste, Sergei Rachmaninov's Bógoroditse Dévo, Johannes Brahms's Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Thomas Tallis' If ye love me and Josef Rheinberger's Abendlied.

Album Booklet (PDF)


Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
1. Beati quorum via

Janet Wheeler
2. Beati quorum via

Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
3. Locus iste

Will Todd (b. 1970)
4. Locus iste

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)
5. Bogoróditse Dévo, ráduisya

Cheryl Frances-Hoad (b. 1980)
6. Bogoróditse Dévo, ráduisya

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
7. Wie lieblich sind deine

Russell Hepplewhite (b. 1982)
8. How lovely are thy dwellings fair

Thomas Tallis (1505–1585)
9. If ye love me

James McCarthy (b. 1979)
10. If ye love me

Josef Rheinberger (1839–1901)
11. Abendlied

Joanna Marsh (b. 1970)
12. Evening Prayer

'Sonoro lived up to their boast of a “warm and rich” sound.'

- The Arts Desk

'Sonoro lived up to their boast of a “warm and rich” sound.'
The Arts Desk

© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10241
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791493
Cover image by Bruno Lasnier
Release date: 9 June 2019