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Hymnus

composer

 
The use of horns and woodwind at the beginning evokes the sustaining sound of an organ accompanying a hymn tune in this homage to the unborn child. At times this piece stares into the shadow’s depths, with the central section seeing some of the most intensely passionate moments. An insistent, plaintive repeated phrase builds to a climax before, emotions spent, the cello subsides into a tender recapitulation of the opening theme.

from notes by Mike Sheppard © 2010

Recordings

Sheppard: The soul rests eternal
SIGCD232Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD232 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-10-23210
Duration
3'59
Recording date
9 August 2010
Recording venue
Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mike Sheppard & Tonia Sheppard
Recording engineer
Dick Lewzey
Hyperion usage
  1. Sheppard: The soul rests eternal (SIGCD232)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2010
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