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Breathe on me, breath of God

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Born in Indiana, Ned Rorem has composed several dozen choral works, a cappella or accompanied. His several operas and large output of songs equally reflect his preoccupation with the human voice. Breathe on me, breath of God, a setting of words by Edwin Hatch (1835-89), dates from 1989. Although Hatch was primarily a theologian, these simple verses remain among his best-known writings and Rorem’s setting is lyrical and typically accessible, with some chromaticism from the third repetition of 'Breathe on me …'

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2014


Out of darkness
Studio Master: SIGCD409Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on SIGCD409 [2'17] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD409 track 14

Recording date
3 July 2014
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Out of darkness (SIGCD409)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 2015
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