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Christ's Love

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The Assumption and The Corpus Christi Carol date from 2001 and show the aptness of the composer’s writing for choir. Each of the four voice lines of The Assumption, for example, is eminently singable, although their combined effect greatly exceeds the sum of the work’s parts. The Corpus Christi Carol’s early sixteenth-century text does not lack strong choral settings. Burgon’s version establishes its distinct individuality from the off with an imaginatively crafted treble solo, complete with an augmented fourth interval; likewise, the harmonies employed for the carol’s ‘Lully, lulley’ refrain sound freshly minted and novel. Once again, the composer raises simplicity of texture to a virtue that allows the compelling narrative of his chosen text to flow unimpeded.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2006


Burgon: Choral Music
HYP41Super-budget price sampler


No 1: The Assumption  Come my swete, come my flower
Track 2 on CDH55421 [2'39]
No 2: The Corpus Christi Carol  The faucon hath born my mak away
Track 13 on CDH55421 [4'45]
Track 7 on HYP41 [4'45] Super-budget price sampler

Track-specific metadata for CDH55421 track 13

The Corpus Christi Carol
Recording date
23 February 2006
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Burgon: Choral Music (CDA67567)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 2006
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55421
  2. Burgon: Choral Music (CDH55421)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: March 2013
  3. Dreamland (HYP41)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2009
    Super-budget price sampler
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