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From Five Continents

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From Five Continents : Choral Music and Songs / Penelope Thwaites.

  • Published by Somm Recordings — 27 March, 2020 [SOMMCD 0612] — 1 CD
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 3313 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
All the days of Christmas (1983) for voice and piano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Carolyn Sampson, Penelope Thwaites 1 mins, 54 sec.
A carol of Christmas morning for mixed voice choir and piano or organ
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Rupert Jeffcoat, Ex Cathedra (choir), Jeffrey Skidmore 3 mins, 29 sec.
Cold winter's night (2019) for SATB choir with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites and Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Penelope Thwaites, Jeffrey Skidmore 3 mins, 5 sec.
Five Shakespeare Songs for SATB choir with piano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Carolyn Sampson, James Gilchrist, William Dazeley, Ex Cathedra (choir), Penelope Thwaites, Jeffrey Skidmore 13 mins, 46 sec.
Forestry (1968) for voice and piano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites James Gilchrist, Penelope Thwaites 1 mins, 34 sec.
Kano — satb choir with solo tenor
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites John Gilchrist, Ex Cathedra (choir), Penelope Thwaites, Jeffrey Skidmore 4 mins, 38 sec.
Lead, Kindly Light for SATB choir and piano or organ
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Penelope Thwaites, Jeffrey Skidmore 3 mins, 46 sec.
Missa Brevis for soprano, tenor, SATB choir and organ
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Carolyn Sampson, James Gilchrist, Ex Cathedra (choir), Rupert Jeffcoat, Jeffrey Skidmore 15 mins, 40 sec.
Psalm 121 (1964) for choir
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Rupert Jeffcoat, Jeffrey Skidmore 2 mins, 14 sec.
Psalm 19 (2019) for tenor, piano and violin
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Lucy Russell, James Gilchrist, Penelope Thwaites 3 mins, 57 sec.
Psalm 23 for soprano voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Carolyn Sampson, Penelope Thwaites 3 mins, 50 sec.
Psalm 24 for SATB choir and organ (or piano)
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham, UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Carolyn Sampson, Rupert Jeffcoat, Jeffrey Skidmore 3 mins, 41 sec.
Reverie for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites William Dazeley, Penelope Thwaites 2 mins, 7 sec.
Saint Teresa's Bookmark (2018) for SATB choir
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Jeffrey Skidmore 2 mins, 48 sec.
Walkabout — satb choir with solo soprano
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Penelope Thwaites, Carolyn Sampson, Jeffrey Skidmore 2 mins, 54 sec.
Yaathum Oore Yaavarum Kelir for SATB choir with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham UK, on Sep 19.
Penelope Thwaites Ex Cathedra (choir), Jeffrey Skidmore 2 mins, 39 sec.

Product details

SOMM Recordings is delighted to announce the release of an intriguing new recording, introducing the melodious, rhythmically vibrant choral music and songs of Penelope Thwaites.

Featuring 19 premiere recordings, From Five Continents celebrates a lifetime of making music around the world to showcase Thwaites' distinctive compositional signature. The disc's centrepiece, a moving new Missa Brevis, is coupled with four Psalm settings, songs influenced by the sounds of Indian and African music, folk-styles from the Americas and an evocation of the vast Australian outback.

From Five Continents features three outstanding singers venturing into new musical territory. Making their debuts on SOMM are Carolyn Sampson - whose brilliant soprano ranges from shimmering choral solos to guitar-accompanied folk song - and baritone William Dazeley, who vividly conjures the inherent anger of the much-set Fear no more the heat o'the sun, one of five Shakespeare settings.

Enveloped by drums and saxophone, tenor James Gilchrist returns to SOMM for a stirring tribute to Nigeria's second-largest city, Kano. The composer herself provides exceptional accompaniment on piano throughout the disc.

Also returning to the label is Ex Cathedra under their inspiring conductor Jeffrey Skidmore to demonstrate again a rare versatility and the most beautiful of choral sounds while revelling in the punchy, rhythmic vivacity and telling colours of Thwaites' music.

Liner booklet includes programme notes and biographical information about composer and performers.


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