Vespertina Hymnodia: Choral Music by Claudio Dall'Albero
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.