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Blow the trumpet in the new moon

First line:
Sing joyfully to God our strength
composer
author of text
Psalm 81

 
MacMillan’s blazing ‘choral fanfare’ Blow the trumpet in the new moon was commissioned by The Bach Choir in 2016 to commemorate the 140th anniversary of its founding concert, being the first complete performance in Britain of Bach’s Mass in B minor in 1876. The composer writes:

It is a setting of some joyful lines from Psalm 81, evoking musical instruments and especially the trumpet. I used to be a trumpeter myself and I try here to fuse the sound of the brassy fanfare into a purely choral sound, unaccompanied and full of extrovert and bold figures and passagework.

from notes by Signum Classics © 2019

Details

Track 1 on SIGCD575 [5'52] Download only 7 June 2019 Release

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD575 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-19-57501
Duration
5'52
Recording date
29 October 2017
Recording venue
University College School, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. MacMillan: One equal music & other choral works (SIGCD575)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: 7 June 2019
    Download only 7 June 2019 Release
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