Apollo5 release 10th Anniversary album – Where All Roses Go

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This album marks the tenth Anniversary of Apollo5. Most of the repertoire was recorded during the long, quiet months of 2020, the recording process giving the singers a wonderfully creative focus in the midst of such uncertainty. Its cover artwork and title refer to that most potent symbol of love and its transience: the rose.

The album unites a diverse collection of choral music spanning 500 years, from some of the earliest known polyphonic writing through to new compositions, in an energetic exploration of the joy and despair of human love. Love has many different manifestations. It is a rich tapestry intricately woven with conflicting strands: life and loss; beauty and mortality; brave romance and fragility in rejection; the steadfast devotion of a mother’s love (heightened by the awareness of inevitable separation); and in the Christian narrative the Virgin Mary and the eventual ultimate sacrifice. The repertoire chosen for the album reflects the different strands of this tapestry…

Where All Roses Go – Michael McGlynn

1. Veni Domine – Francisco Guerrero
2. Ave Maris Stella I – Emily Dickens
3. Civitas Sancti Tui – William Byrd
4. Oh, Virgen, cuando os miro – Francisco Guerrero
5. Ave Maris Stella II – Emily Dickens harmonised Josh Cooter for Apollo5
6. Virgen Sancta – Francisco Guerrero
7. Psalm 2, the Third of Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter – Thomas Tallis
8. Lost Innocence – Paul Smith
9. Mother of God, here I stand – John Tavener
10. Music, When Soft Voices Die – Taylor Scott Davis
11. Salve Regina – Francis Poulenc
12. Edo Lullaby – trad. Japanese arr. Paul Smith
13. Where all Roses Go – Michael McGlynn
14. Ave Maris Stella III – Emily Dickens arranged Josh Cooter for Apollo5
15. Aye, Here’s To You – Fraser Wilson
16. This Marriage – Eric Whitacre
17. Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder – Claude Debussy
18. The Good-morrow – David Fawcett
19. Haste on, My joys! – Gerald Finzi
20. The Last Rose of Summer – trad. Irish arr. Fraser Wilson for Apollo5

The album is available both digitally and physically

Production Team:
Executive Producers – Paul Smith, Barnaby Smith
Recording Producers – Paul Smith, Dave Rowell, Barnaby Smith
Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer – Dave Rowell
Editing – Dave Rowell, Matthew Bennett, Barnaby Smith
Cover Artwork original lino print Clare Stewart
Design – Apt.uk

Recorded at the VOCES8 Centre, London, 2020

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