EMR CD027 | DETAILS
  EMR CD027
   
  AUDITE FINEM
  The Charter Choir of Homerton College, Cambridge
Daniel Trocmé-Latter (dir.)
   
  Released December 2014 | EAN 5 060263 500247

Homerton College can trace its origins to east London in 1768, later becoming a teacher-training college before moving to Cambridge in 1894. It was granted a Royal Charter in 2010, becoming the newest constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The Charter Choir, founded to celebrate that change in status, is made up of around 22 choral scholars, choral volunteers, and organ scholars, and undertakes a regular and busy performance programme. This CD includes music from the 17th to the 21st centuries, featuring a number of works written for Homerton or by composers associated with the college. Greta Tomlins lectured in music at Homerton; John Hopkins and Daniel Trocmé-Latter are current Fellows in Music; and Carol Ann Duffy (Poet Laureate) and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (former Master of the Queen’s Music), both Honorary Fellows of the college, collaborated to write ‘Homerton’ in celebration of the Royal Charter.

TRACK LISTING
     

William Byrd (1540–1623)

1. ‘SING JOYFULLY UNTO GOD OUR STRENGTH’  
     
Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
2. ‘HEAR MY PRAYER, O LORD’    
     
Edgar Bainton (1880–1956)  
3. ‘AND I SAW A NEW HEAVEN’  
     
Samuel Wesley (1766–1837)  
4. ‘O SING UNTO MIE ROUNDELAIE’  
     
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)  
5. ‘THE BLUE BIRD’  
6. ‘PRAISED BE DIANA’  
       
Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934)    
7. ‘HOMERTON’    
       

John Hopkins (b.1949)

FOUR LATIN MOTETS (World Première recording)

   
8. ‘Ave Praeclara Maris Stella’    
9. ‘Virgo, Decus Mundi’    
10. ‘Descendit Sicut Pluvia’    
11. ‘Surge Aquilo et Veni Auster’    
       
Greta Tomlins (1912–1972)    
12. ‘LET ALL THE WORLD IN EVERY CORNER SING’ (World Première recording)
       
Daniel Trocmé-Latter    
13. HOMERTON COLLEGE GRACE OF 1957 (World Première recording)    
14. THE LORD GOD (World Première recording)    
       
Ken Naylor (1931–1993)    
15. ‘HOW SHALL I SING THAT MAJESTY’
descant: Roger Green (World Première recording)
   
       
Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–1876)    
16. ‘BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER’    
REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD