Anthems for the 21st Century


“The CD is absolutely superb, the range of music, the astounding technical virtuosity from the choir, the fabulously dense and complex sound of the chapel and the great balance and co-ordination of the choir and organ.”
Barrie Bignold, Composer
“I think you have done the most marvellous job, not only with my piece… I am so thrilled with what the choir has achieved. The Vasari Singers have excelled themselves.”
Stephen Barlow, Composer
  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Organist: Jeremy Filsell

Produced by Mike Hatch
Released by Signum

  • All tracks are world premiere recordings
  • Recorded at Tonbridge School Chapel, February 2005
  • Recorded in 24-bit resolution

Anthems for the 21st Century

track listing

Total Time 69.55
* Vasari Singers’ 25th Anniversary commission

No. Composer Title
1. Jonathan Dove Bless the Lord, O my soul (2000)
[vv. from Psalm 104]
2. Jonathan Rathbone Absolon, my son (2003)
[2 Samuel 18, v.33]
3. *Will Todd Angel Song II (2004)
4. *Jeremy Filsell Mysterium Christi (2004)
[Alice Meynell]
5. *Humphrey Clucas Hear my crying, O God (2004)
[vv. from Psalms 61 & 115]

*Stephen Barlow

When I see on Rood (2004)
[Anon. 13th/14thC]
Fiona McWilliams – soprano, Daniel Burges – tenor

*Gabriel Jackson

Now I have known, O Lord (2004)
Nicola Balzan – soprano, Julia Field – alto, David Jackson – tenor,
Andrew Angus – bass

James MacMillan

Chosen (2003)
[Michael Symmons Roberts]
9. *Philip Moore I saw him standing (2004)
[Anne Griffiths/Rowan Williams]
10. *Richard Blackford On Another’s Sorrow (2004)
[William Blake]
11. *Barrie Bignold Peace (2004)
[Bob Cassidy]
Fiona McWilliams – soprano, Matthew Wood – baritone
12. *Ward Swingle Give us this day (2004)
[Tony Vincent Isaacs]

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