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The Evening Watch

First line:
Farewell! I go to sleep; but when
author of text

The Evening Watch sets Henry Vaughn’s stunning poem for eight-part choir and soprano soloist. The poem features a conversation between the ‘body’ and the ‘soul’ of a man on his death bed, reflected here in the change of texture between the intense and poignant questioning of the body and the often more relaxed and flowing music of the soul. The soprano soloist provides yet another texture as the far off voice of the soul, echoing the worries of the body in the first part of the piece and then answering them the second, soaring above the active texture of the eight-part choir below.

from notes by Ralph Allwood & Timothy Teague © 2015


Time and its Passing
Studio Master: SIGCD445Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 15 on SIGCD445 [5'36] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD445 track 15

Recording date
18 July 2015
Recording venue
St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & Robin Hawkins
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  1. Time and its Passing (SIGCD445)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: December 2015
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