Choir of Royal Holloway release “The Hours” – choral music by Ben Parry

The new recording from the Royal Holloway Choir and conducted by Rupert Gough celebrates the music of Ben Parry.  Ben’s diverse compositions and arrangements include the popular Faber Carol Book and a burgeoning catalogue of choral music for Edition Peters and Oxford University Press.  Many pieces on this recording set the words of poems by Garth Bardsley, who says about Ben’s work “all of my poems stand alone but given the Parry treatment, I know that they take flight.”

1. Sun Soul
2. Early one morning
3. First Day
4. My heart’s in the Highlands
5. Music: An Ode
6. Spring Sonnet I
7. Spring Sonnet II
8. Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon
9. Snow
10. New Year Carol
11. My spirit sang all day (watch on YouTube here)
12. O nata lux de lumine
13. Ave verum corpus
14. God be in my head
15. The Lord’s Prayer
16. Sonnet XXVII
17. Ar hyd a nos
18. Nunc Dimittis
19. Golden slumbers
20. Eclipse
21. Lighten our darkness

Listen to the album from your preferred source from this link.

More info is available from Signum Records here.

The Choir of Royal Holloway

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