Londinium, Andrew Griffiths – Every Living Creature (2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Londinium, Andrew Griffiths - Every Living Creature (2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Londinium, Andrew Griffiths
Album: Every Living Creature
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 01:13:19
Total Tracks: 16
Total Size: 1,18 GB

Tracklist:

1. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 1, Prelude (03:57)
2. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 2, Scherzo. Calico Pie (02:03)
3. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 3, The Nightingale (03:57)
4. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 4, The Lamb (02:22)
5. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 5, The Kraken (05:13)
6. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 6, The Grey Squirrel (00:49)
7. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 7, The Tyger (03:08)
8. Londinium – Laudes animantium, Op. 61: No. 8, Every Living Creature (07:55)
9. Londinium – An Evening Hymn (09:12)
10. Londinium – London Town (06:28)
11. Londinium – Lord, When the Sense of Thy Sweet Grace (05:44)
12. Londinium – 3 Carols, Op. 25: No. 1, Lully, Lulla, Thou Tiny Little Child (03:32)
13. Londinium – 3 Carols, Op. 25: No. 2, The Seven Joys of Mary (05:25)
14. Londinium – 3 Carols, Op. 25: No. 3, Sleep, Holy Babe (04:05)
15. Londinium – Nativitie (05:46)
16. Londinium – A Hymn to the Trinity (03:35)

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SOMM Recordings is delighted to announce the label return of the chamber choir Londinium and director Andrew Griffiths with Every Living Creature, a recital of choral music by Kenneth Leighton on the 35th anniversary of his death featuring five premiere recordings.The album unearths a number of significant works by this important British composer, including the extraordinary, eight-movement Laudes Animantium, a 25-minute work for double choir, soloists and children’s chorus, as well as a superb setting of John Donne’s Nativitie and the charming Three Carols (1948).

Also featured are the partsong London Town and three more sacred works: Lord, When the Sense of Thy Sweet Grace, An evening hymn and A Hymn to the Trinity. Five of the pieces are heard on disc for the first time; the remaining four have been recorded only once before.

Londinium is joined by soloists Rebecca Lea and Nina Bennet (sopranos), Ciara Hendrick (mezzo-soprano), Nick Pritchard (tenor) and, in the finale of Laudes Animantium, the choir of Finchley Children’s Music Group.

In his insightful booklet notes, Griffiths writes: “It is rare to find a choral singer who does not enjoy performing Leighton’s works. His music is rooted in rigorous part-writing and counterpoint, and alive with invigorating rhythm, motivic interplay and piquant dissonance, underlaid with a deeply lyrical instinct and an exquisite sensitivity to the meaning and colour of text”.

Londinium and Andrew Griffiths’ debut SOMM release was The Gluepot Connection, a compendium portrait of British musical life in the middle of the last century (SOMMCD 180), a MusicWeb International Recording of the Year, hailed as “a brilliant concept” and “flawlessly performed”. It received a five-star review from Choir & Organ, and four stars from BBC Music Magazine and The Daily Telegraph, with Gramophone hailing its “impressive accomplishment” and declaring it “well worth seeking out”.

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