Fading (2020)

£15.00

Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service. The first half of the album features a selection of atmospheric works that relate to the transition between light and darkness. Then there is a turning point; the light returns, birds sing, and flowers bloom once more.

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Description

We are delighted to present our third album, Fading (2020), which is available to order.


About the CD

Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service. The first half of the album features a selection of atmospheric works that relate to the transition between light and darkness. Then there is a turning point; the light returns, birds sing, and flowers bloom once more.

Owain Park © 2020


Reviews

Gramophone: Editor’s Choice (April 2020)

“Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one, The Gesualdo Six’s ‘Fading’ is startlingly, urgently excellent. 

“The quality of the singing – the blend and bass-anchored balance, the rounded, unforced tone, the control from solo voices – is exhilarating.

“The Gesualdo Six are the real deal. Far from fading, they’re just coming into focus.”

Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone Magazine (April 2020)


Tracklist

Te lucis ante terminum   Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
Illumina faciem tuam   Carlo Gesualdo (1566 – 1613) 
Look down, O Lord   Jonathan Seers (b.1954) 
Phos hilaron   Owain Park (b.1993)
Fading   Joanna Marsh (b.1970) 
Lullaby ‘My Sweet Little Baby’   William Byrd (c.1540 – 1623) 
Marjal aega magada   Veljo Tormis (1930 – 2017)
Media vita   Nicholas Gombert (1495 – 1560)
Laulan lapsele   Veljo Tormis 
Ad te clamamus (Salve Regina)   Christopher Tye (c.1505 – 1572/3) 
Lase kiik käia!   Veljo Tormis 
Versa est in luctum   Alonso Lobo (1555 – 1617) 
Potrò viver io più se senza luce   Luca Marenzio (c.1553 – 1599) 
Seeds in flight   Joanna Marsh 
O Ecclesia, oculi tui   Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179) 
My heart is like a singing bird   Sarah Rimkus (b.1990) 
O Little Rose, O Dark Rose   Gerda Blok-Wilson (b.1955) 
Âiutus (Lullaby)   Veljo Tormis


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