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    In My Father's house
    Choral Music by Philip Stopford. Truro Cathedral Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, directed by Christopher Gray


    Catalogue Number: REGCD517

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    In My Father’s House
    Choral Music by Philip Stopford
    Truro Cathedral Choir
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    directed by Christopher Gray

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    ‘Stopford’s accessible and endearing church anthems are heard here in specially orchestrated versions, played and sung with tenderness.’ **** BBC Music December 2017

    ‘...Philip Stopford can write a good tune ... The composer has been extremely clever by orchestrating many of the pieces, and he’s made an excellent job of it. His rhythmic setting of A child is born in Bethlehem strikes the right chord and his lilting arrangement of We three kings would encourage me to go waltzing down the aisle! Truro Cathedral has an excellently trained choir which is sympathetically accompanied by the admirable BBC National Orchestra of Wales.’
    Choir and Organ Jan/Feb 2018

    ‘The performances are excellent.... Fans of Stopford’s music will be delighted.’
    Amercian Record Guide January 2018

    ‘Stopford has a genuine melodic gift, his music displays fine craftsmanship and, crucially, he communicates directly with the listener.’
    MusicWeb April 2018

    ‘Tone quality is often very beautiful (especially from the trebles and sopranos) and intonation is immaculate throughout....The orchestral sound, though, is unfailingly polished, as one would expect.’
    Organists’ Review March 2018 

    ‘Stopford can bring new life to a familiar text...this collection includes "Ubi Caritas", "Ave Maria" and "There Is No Rose" to name three. Also he can freshen up a familiar tune in a new arrangement, as shown here with "We Three Kings". Choirs will enjoy singing the music of Philip Stopford, audiences enjoy hearing it and worshippers should find much of it to be a blessing.’ November 2017


    Following the world-wide success of Truro Cathedral’s previous recording of Philip Stopford’s music Do not be Afraid (REGCD400) we are delighted to announce the release of a second recording of moving and uplifting anthems, motets, and music for Christmas from this immensley popular and talented composer, performed by Truro Cathedral Choir, with luxurious orchestral accompaniment provided by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, directed by Christopher Gray.

    In the last few years Philip Stopford has emerged from among the younger generation of British composers as one of the most popular and prolific writers of new choral music, and is in wide demand on both sides of the Atlantic. His beautifully-crafted music combines uplifting classic texts with memorable, radiant melodies, and glorious harmonies. This latest recording adds another dimension with wonderfully-colourful and expertly-scored orchestral accompaniments.


    In my Father’s house     6:09
    Bring us, O Lord God     4:14
    Ubi caritas     3:56
    Christ is our cornerstone     4:12
    Love divine     4:54
    The chorister prayer     3:25
    Jesu, lover of my soul     5:00
    O how glorious is the kingdom    5:53
    Ave maris stella     5:58
    Ave Maria     3:46
    Stabat mater     3:45
    There is no rose     3:25
    A child is born in Bethlehem     1:56
    What sweeter music?     4:58
    A Christmas Blessing     2:51
    We three kings     3:21
    Silent night     4:54
    The star of kings     8:30

    TPL:  81:07

    Produced in association with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Reviews of previous releases on Regent

    ‘Christopher Gray's Truro choir has little to fear in comparison with the finest cathedral choirs in the country. The singing brings enormous pleasure...’
    International Record Review

    ‘..uniformly excellent performances.’BBC Music Magazine

    ‘Truro Cathedral Choir under the tireless direction of Christopher Gray give outstanding performances...’ Gramophone

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