I Heard the Owl Call My Name
The highly acclaimed recording of the Choir of Ormond College's European tour. Includes the amazing choral soundscape I Heard the Owl Call my Name by Australian composer Philip Nunn.
Another recording of this world-class choir - and the critics agree:
"Alle Achtung! ... 24 young Australians sang the most difficult German music in the most excellent manner possible ... the dynamic contrasts and vitality went alongside the best articulated German."
"The performance" of Philip Nunn's fascinating sound picture, the wordless 'I Heard the Owl Call my Name' "was a completely winning one".
"The choir immediately displayed an understanding for knife-sharp intonation, and - not least - excellent diction ... The mass afforded ... an opportunity to show the quality of solo-singing."
"Entries and exits" in Josquin des Près' 'Missa Pange Lingua ' "were woven into the tapestry of sound with barely a falter ... Blend and intonation were faultless".
These are critics' comments received during the choir's European tour, when this CD was recorded.
Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.
Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.
“These performances reveal a world-class choir at the height of its powers ... add this CD to your collection.”
— Bruce Gillespie, The Melburnian
“Lawrence's band of fresh-faced and fresh-sounding choristers ... communicate with ease and confidence”
— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide
“praiseworthy for its clarity”
— ABC 24 Hours
- Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches
- Unter deinem Schirmen
- Denn das Gesetz des Geistes
- Trotz dem alten Drachen
- Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
- Weg mit allen Schätzen
- So aber Christus in euch ist
- Gute Nacht, o Wesen
- So nun der Geist des
- Choral: Weicht, ihr Trauergeister
- Agnus Dei
- Timor et tremor venerunt
- Vinea mea electa
- Tenebræ factæ sunt
- Tristis est anima mea
- Yes my Lord, no my Lord
- The depth of sadness
- Come wolf − come swimmer
Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227 Johann Sebastian Bach
Missa Pange Lingua Josquin Des Prez
Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Pénitence Francis Poulenc
I Heard the Owl Call My Name Philip Nunn
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
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