We are delighted to present our third album, Fading (2020).
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
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)
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