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BLAKE, H.: Passion of Mary (The) / 4 Songs of the Nativity (London Voices, Royal Philharmonic, Blake)

Composer(s)Blake, Howard
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.572453
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 


Howard Blake is a popular and prolific composer whose output includes film scores (not least the extraordinarily successful The Snowman), choral, orchestral and instrumental works, ballets and opera. This disc presents the world première recordings of Four Songs of the Nativity, commissioned by The Book Club for The Bach Choir and London Brass, and Blake’s second dramatic oratorio, The Passion of Mary, commissioned by The Summer Music Society of Dorset in association with South West Arts. ‘The Passion of Mary draws together the Stabat Mater, the Magnificat, the Salve Regina and other Marian and Nativity texts with the wisdom of a Berlioz. The outcome is a splendid, highly accessible choral work.’

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BLAKE, H.: Passion of Mary (The) / 4 Songs of the Nativity (London Voices, Royal Philharmonic, Blake) 1:16:26   
  The Passion of Mary, Op. 577          
      Part I: Visitation, Nativity, Childhood (Prophet, Chorus, Mary, Angel, Simeon, Jesus as a boy) 23:13       
      Part II: Temptation in the Wilderness, Sermon on the Mount, Crucifixion (Satan, Jesus as a man, Chorus) 12:49       
      Part III: Stabat Mater Dolorosa (Mary, Chorus) 12:11       
      Part IV: Resurrection, Salve Regina (Jesus as a man, Mary, Soloists, Chorus) 9:08       
  4 Songs of the Nativity, Op. 415          
      Part I: Holy Mary, Mother Mild 6:37       
      Part II: Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose 5:40       
      Part III: Jesus, Son Most Sweet and Dear 3:30       
      Part IV: Let Us Gather Hand in Hand 3:18       
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