Park: Choral Works

 
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OWAIN PARK
Park: Choral Works
Anita Monserrat (soprano) Owain Park (bass) Karolina Csáthy (alto) / Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 31 August 2018

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As John Rutter (Owain Park's erstwhile teacher) shrewdly notes in the booklet, Park is one of a new generation of composers whose voice has been informed by music of many styles, traditions and periods. This is indeed music 'for us all to enjoy as listeners'.

BBC Music Awards Finalist 2019

"One feature of his music is its wide range of historical reference…clothed in Park's own musical language, which is contemporary in orientation but with resonant harmony which falls easily on the ear. He chooses texts imaginatively and has a special gift for radiant choral 'orchestration'…Altogether, this is a welcome introduction to a composer of impressive achievement and considerable promise." BBC Music Choral & Song Choice Nov 2018

"Under Layton, Trinity College Choir is in very good shape indeed, and this ravishing CD continues the high standards of their recent releases on Hyperion. Warmly recommended." Choir & Organ

"It is inconceivable that these pieces could be performed better…While a distinct personal voice is yet to emerge, there is enough of real musical quality and individuality here to make one suspect that Owain Park is no mere one-minute wonder but a composer who is going to make a very distinct mark on the British choral tradition." Gramophone

Tracks:

The wings of the wind He came flying upon the wings of the wind
Anita Monserrat (soprano)
Upheld by stillness It burns in the void
Trinity Fauxbourdons
Above the stars my Saviour dwells
Phos hilaron The Lord is my light and my salvation
Karolina Csáthy (alto)
Ave maris stella
Susannah Hill (soprano)
Judas mercator pessimus
Justorum animae
Beati quorum via
Imogen Russell (soprano)
Caelos ascendit hodie
For the fallen They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
The Lord's Prayer Our Father, which art in heaven
I wonder as I wander
The spirit breathes Even these shining veins