Vespertina Hymnodia: Choral Music by Claudio Dall'Albero

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Total playing time [77:17]

The Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
David Skinner (director)

In their latest recording for Resonus, the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge with director David Skinner, present their second recital of choral works by the Italian contemporary composer Claudio Dall’Albero.

Entitled Vespertina Hymnodia the works included in this collection use a compositional language that does not seek the impressionistic effects found in much of the musical literature of the last hundred years, but instead draws on the idiom of work from Roman composers who, from the Renaissance onwards, have been specially concerned with how sounds cohere with text. Included in the programme are the new cycle Five Hymns for Vespers (written especially for the Sidney Choir and a compelling setting of the familiar words of the Pater noster.

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'David Skinner leads his young singers skilfully through these testing yet pleasing pieces that are both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.'

- The Observer

'David Skinner leads his young singers skilfully through these testing yet pleasing pieces that are both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.'
The Observer

'The Five Vesper Hymns and Pater noster on this recording, composed for Sidney Sussex Choir, all demonstrate Dall'Albero's interest in tapping into the fullest meaning of the text. The singing from these young voices [...] is simply glorious - well-balanced, never over-coloured, and perfectly tuned'
Choir and Organ (5 stars)

Credits
© 2022 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2022 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10257
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793244
Cover image: Candles in a church by Thomas Dutour (Shutterstock)
Release date: 18 March 2022