Sing Levy Dew: 10 years of The St Catharine's Girls' Choir, Cambridge - Edward Wickham (conductor) - Resonus Classics - RES10221

Sing Levy Dew: A Decade of the St Catharine's Girls' Choir, Cambridge

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The St Catharine's Girls' Choir, Cambridge
Edward Wickham (conductor)


The St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir, Cambridge, with director Edward Wickham, celebrate ten years since their foundation with this album of works for upper voices.

In marking the momentous occasion in 2008 when St Catharine’s created the first college-based girls’ choir, the current choristers of this acclaimed group present a varied programme of secular works from British composers including Britten, Bennett and a world premiere by Sally Beamish.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
It sounded as if the Streets were running
1. It sounded as if the Streets were running
2. I saw no Way
3. How happy is the little Stone

Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012)
The Insect World
4. The Insect World
5. The Fly
6. Glow-worms
7. Clock-a-clay

The Aviary
8. The Bird’s Lament
9. The Owl
10. The Early Nightingale
11. The Widow Bird
12. The Lark

Howard Skempton (b. 1947)
Five Poems of Mary Webb
13. To Life
14. Reflections
15. The Spirit of Earth
16. Safe
17. To the World

Sally Beamish (b. 1956)
Seven Songs
18. I have a bird
19. Over the fence
20. How happy is the little Stone
21. Adrift
22. I’m nobody
23. I shall keep singing
24. Sunset

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
Friday Afternoons, Op. 7
25. Begone, dull care
26. A Tragic Story
27. Cuckoo!
28. ‘Ee-oh!’
29. A New Year Carol
30. I mun be married on Sunday
31. There was a man of Newington
32. Fishing Song
33. The Useful Plough
34. Jazz-man
35. There was a monkey
36. Old Abram Brown

'This splendid CD celebrates the 10th anniversary of the foundation of St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir, Cambridge, the first college-based girls’ choir. They have come a long way in the last decade under their director Edward Wickham, and the evidence of this CD shows what an exceptionally skilful and versatile group they are.'

- Choir and Organ

'This splendid CD celebrates the 10th anniversary of the foundation of St Catharine’s Girls’ Choir, Cambridge, the first college-based girls’ choir. They have come a long way in the last decade under their director Edward Wickham, and the evidence of this CD shows what an exceptionally skilful and versatile group they are.'
Choir and Organ

'The Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, have garnered well-deserved plaudits for the conviction, warmth and immaculate control in their singing under their founder, Edward Wickham. All these qualities are present in abundance on this new disc […] Skempton’s timeless and tireless Five Poems of Mary Webb are a masterclass in triadic writing and should be heard by every serious student of harmony. The balance between the three parts is excellent […] One hopes that this talented group will explore further the riches of the pre-war English repertory.'
Gramophone

'This well-trained choir shines in a contemporary programme anchored by Britten's vivid Friday Afternoons. The premiere recording of Beamish's Seven Songs, settings of Emily Dickinson, is worth hearing'
BBC Music Magazine

'[...] a lovely programme of secular settings for upper voices'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10216
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791288
Release date: 31 August 2018
Cover design: David Hughes (www.davidhughesdesign.co.uk)