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The Music of Mark Gotham
Tom Hollander* narrator
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge – Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir
directed by Sarah MacDonald
173 in stock
Sarah MacDonald and the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, continue their exploration of new British choral works in the debut recording of compositions by Mark Gotham.
This new disc features a selection of recent sacred choral works together with three solo instrumental items. It ends with the riotous community opera The Pied Piper of Hamelin where Selwyn College Choir are joined by Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, brilliantly characterful as the rats, baritone Jonathan Midgley as the Mayor, and distinguished actor and Selwyn alumnus, Tom Hollander, as the narrator.
Total playing time: 60:03
Recorded in Selwyn College, Cambridge, Chapel and Hall on 7/8 January 2016
Recording producer and engineer: Gary Cole.
Assistant engineer and editor: Myles Eastwood
Sample audio extracts
‘‘Utrumne est Ornatum’ (Decorated or Not) is a prayerful motet attesting to God’s presence in any and all places. in a church or concert hall, it is powerful enough to stop you in your tracks… The choirs are chameleon-like in their ability to change color, tone, timbre, mood, and idiom on the absolute fly…’ American Record Guide September 2018
‘From the extreme brevity of the snappy opening college grace through to the wit of the concluding ‘community opera’ this is absolutely absorbing, full of novelty, thought- provoking, by turns entrancing and entertaining.’ Organists’ Review September 2018‘
The excellent Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, gives shimmering interpretations of a technically testing programme…As the music builds in so many permutations, you are left with original works of beauty in which Sarah MacDonald guides her singers to great heights.’ Choir and Organ September 2018
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