Sing my soul / The Australian Voices ; conductor: Graeme Morton.
Featured Australian works
||The Virgin and the Child for SATB choir||Colin Brumby||2 mins, 22 sec.|
||Hymn to the Virgin for treble choir||Judith Clingan||3 min, 29 sec.|
|Australian Christmas carols for SATB choir — Extract only||William G. James|
|Australian Christmas carols for SATB choir||William G. James||Stephen Leek|
||Brolgas from An Australian Christmas||Stephen Leek||3 min, 20 sec.|
||Christmas Day, arr||Stephen Leek||2 min, 5 sec.|
||Christmas tree, arr||Stephen Leek||2 min, 21 sec.|
||Voices of a land Cutty sark — Song no. 3 (Drovers) only||Stephen Leek||4 min, 26 sec.|
||Who will come?||Stephen Leek||3 min, 39 sec.|
The Australian Voices, under the direction of reputed conductor Graeme Morton, demonstrate a fresh and vibrant interpretation of sacred music from Australia and around the globe with Sing My Soul, Byrd and Poulenc through to Stephen Leek's imaginative and joyful settings of Australian Christmas pieces.
Duration: 51 min.
Contents note: Praise the Lord O my soul / Ned Rorem -- Now there lightens upon us / Leo Sowerby -- Sing my soul / Ned Rorem -- O clap your hands / Ralph Vaughan Williams -- The virgin and the child / Colin Brumby -- Salve Regina ; Vinnea mea electa / Francis Poulenc -- O vos omnes / Pablo Casals -- Hymn to the Virgin / Judith Clingan -- Prevent us O Lord ; Sing joyfully / William Byrd -- An Australian Christmas Day: Christmas Day / W.G. James, arr. Stephen Leek ; Who will come? / Stephen Leek ; Drovers / Stephen Leek ; Brolgas / Stephen Leek ; Christmas tree / W.G. James, arr. Stephen Leek.
Performers: The Australian Voices ; Graeme Morton (conductor).
Booklet includes brief biographical notes on performers.
Capture session: 'The virgin and the child' recorded in ABC Ferry Road, 9 October 1995 ; 'The hymn to the virgin' recorded at Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 9 October 1994 ; Christmas Day sequence recorded at Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, 10 December 1995 ; all other tracks recorded at Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, 6 October 1996.
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