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In the Beginning

Dunedin Consort

In the Beginning

BKD 117 (Linn Records)
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1
In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Composer Aaron Copland
Conductor Ben Parry
Soloist Sally Bruce-Payne
Band Dunedin Consort
16:23 Play $6.85
2
Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 1 Mary Hynes

Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 1 Mary Hynes

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
2:25 Play $1.70
3
Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 2 Anthony O’ Daly

Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 2 Anthony O’ Daly

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
3:03 Play $1.70
4
Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 3 The Coolin'

Reincarnations, Op. 16: No. 3 The Coolin'

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
3:55 Play $1.70
5
To be sung on the water, Op. 42, No. 2

To be sung on the water, Op. 42, No. 2

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
2:49 Play $1.70
6
A nun takes the veil: Heaven-Haven (choral setting by the composer of Four Songs, Op. 13 No. 1)

A nun takes the veil: Heaven-Haven (choral setting by the composer of Four Songs, Op. 13 No. 1)

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
1:38 Play $1.70
7
Let down the bars, O death, Op. 8, No. 2

Let down the bars, O death, Op. 8, No. 2

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
1:55 Play $1.70
8
The virgin martyrs, Op. 8, No. 1

The virgin martyrs, Op. 8, No. 1

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
3:08 Play $1.70
9
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a: Agnus Dei (transcribed for mixed chorus)

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a: Agnus Dei (transcribed for mixed chorus)

Composer Samuel Barber
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
7:27 Play $3.40
10
Four Motets: I. Help us, O Lord

Four Motets: I. Help us, O Lord

Composer Aaron Copland
Conductor Ben Parry
2:27 Play $1.70
11
Four Motets: II. Thou, O Jehova, abideth forever

Four Motets: II. Thou, O Jehova, abideth forever

Composer Aaron Copland
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
2:17 Play $1.70
12
Four Motets: III. Have mercy on us, O my Lord

Four Motets: III. Have mercy on us, O my Lord

Composer Aaron Copland
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
3:39 Play $1.70
13
Four Motets: IV. Sing ye praises to our king

Four Motets: IV. Sing ye praises to our king

Composer Aaron Copland
Conductor Ben Parry
Band Dunedin Consort
2:14 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 53 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Scotland's premier young vocal ensemble makes its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella vocal music featuring a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings.

Originally released in 2001 In the Beginning has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

4.5 stars ‘This is a stunning performance, and a brilliant recording.' Hi-Fi Choice

‘...unaccompanied, glowingly sung and recorded.' Daily Telegraph

‘[a] most imaginatively planned programme.' The Times

‘Crisp singing and clear diction is matched by outstanding technical ability by the singers.' Sunday Herald

 

Dunedin Consort made its Linn debut with this stunning recording of a cappella vocal music by America's two most famous 20th century composers: Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. The Dunedin Consort's programme demonstrates the common ground both Copland and Barber shared: in their settings for unaccompanied chorus, each had an instinctive feel for the human voice, a natural gift for word-setting, and a pure style of writing that rarely, if ever, obscured its literary dimension. This moving disc features a beautiful vocal arrangement of Samuel Barber's celebrated Adagio for Strings. Aaron Copland's In the beginning, featuring mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce Payne, is beautifully simple with lilting Britten-like polytonality and infectious jazz rhythms and soft hints of blues.

View the booklet in full here

Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
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Hi Fi Choice
4½ Stars
This is a stunning performance, and a brilliant recording...
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Daily Telegraph
unaccompanied, glowingly sung and recorded
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The Times
[a] most imaginatively planned programme
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Sunday Herald
Crisp singing and clear diction is matched by outstanding technical ability by the singers
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