Lux

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ALLEGRI / GJEILO / TALLIS / TAVENER / TODD / etc
Lux
VOCES8, with Christian Forshaw (saxophone) & Matthew Sharp (cello)

[ Decca / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016

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'LUX' is a luminous selection of pieces spanning over 400 years: from Thomas Tallis and Gregorio Allegri to Massive Attack (Teardrop) and Ben Folds (The Luckiest - which appeared on the soundtrack for Richard Curtis's film About Time) sung . The album includes popular classics such as Allegri's Miserere and Elgar's Nimrod along with Paul Mealor's Ubi Caritas, commissioned by Prince William, which was sung at the Prince's wedding to Catherine Middleton in 2011.

". . . the lovely "Teardrop" works astonishingly well....Thematically, it's a clever concept, and is both programmed and sung with rare intelligence....the ensemble has a distinctive texture and the acoustics are responsive but not too bright....[one surprise highlight is "The Luckiest"] by pop singer Ben Folds. Magical." Brian Morton, Choir & Organ (London) / 01. May 2015

"These "voces" are expressive, evenly blended, and admirably attuned to the dynamic contrasts built into the music...[the smoothness of their delivery makes this music sound] exquisite in their care. It's hard to imagine the Mealor and Gjeilo settings of "Ubi Caritas" sounding any lovelier than they do here...Allegri's haunting "Miserere" is another highlight, with the soprano plucking her entrances out of the stratosphere as stylishly as anyone who's tried to get up there. Rachmaninoff and Tavener come off beautifully, as does the Elgar "Lux Aeterna"....this is a handsome program that lives up to its luminous name. The booklet has it all." Philip Greenfield, American Record Guide

Tracks:

Allegri:
Miserere mei, Deus

anon.:
Corde Natus Ex Parentis

Dubra:
Ave Maria I

Elgar:
Lux aeterna

Ešenvalds:
Stars

Folds:
The Luckiest

Gjeilo:
Ubi caritas

Hawes, P:
Prayer to a Guardian Angel

Lauridsen:
O Nata Lux

Mealor:
Ubi caritas

Rachmaninov:
Bogorodice Devo

Tallis:
O nata lux de lumine 5vv

Tavener:
Mother Of God, Here I Stand

Todd:
My Lord has come

plus:
Massive Attack: Teardrop