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Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham – Alex Woolf – Requiem (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham – Alex Woolf – Requiem (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:41 minutes | 956 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Delphian

A major statement by a composer still in his mid-twenties, Alex Woolfs Requiem, composed in 2018, combines powerful expressive immediacy with an impressive ability to synthesize the diverse traditions that have grown up around the requiem genre in the past two hundred years, as it has moved from the church into the concert hall. As in Brittens War Requiem, the traditional Latin texts are brought into dialogue with modern-day poetry here, three poems by the Welsh writer Gillian Clarke (who was National Poet of Wales from 2008 to 2016). Initially these exist in the separate sound-world of a solo tenor and piano, with a solo cello creating the bridge to the liturgical sphere of choir and organ. Yet ultimately, Clarkes very human concerns focus and inflect Woolfs approach to the religious texts, confirming the works trajectory from despair into consolation. Nicky Spence, fresh from his triumph at the 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards, is the solo tenor, joined by Delphian artists Iain Burnside and Philip Higham; and Woolf conducts his own choir Vox Luna in this strikingly personal work.

Tracklist

1. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: I. Introit
2. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: II. Kyrie
3. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: III. The Fall
4. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: IV. Offertory
5. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: V. Sanctus
6. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: VI. A Crowd of Cares
7. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: VII. Agnus Dei
8. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: VIII. The Year’s Midnight
9. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: IX. Pie Jesu
10. Alex Woolf, Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Philip Higham, Anthony Gray – Requiem: X. In paradisum

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