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Hansson: Endless Border - Rupert Gough, Royal Holloway Choir (2012)

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Hansson: Endless Border - Rupert Gough, Royal Holloway Choir (2012)

Hansson: Endless Border - Rupert Gough, Royal Holloway Choir (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 229 MB
Genre: Classiacl | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67881

The Swede Bo Hansson is a man of many talents: a guitarist, and a composer of a wide range of music in folk and jazz idioms. Choral music might be a relatively recent departure for him but its roots run deep, back to the days of his childhood when he sang as a treble in his local choir. He has observed that ‘the human voice is the closest you can come to your soul’ and in that search he writes music that demands much of its performers in its sustained intensity of sound, a penchant for a cappella and a fresh way with word-setting even in the most established of texts, as in the darting energy of the Gloria from the Missa brevis.

Rupert Gough and his Royal Holloway Choir are no strangers to Hyperion, having previously made waves in music by Baltic composers Miškinis and Dubra. Here’s yet another sign that he’s one of the most exciting choral conductors of his generation.

Composer: Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir

Reviews: “the eight pieces on this CD (four of which are first recordings) fall very pleasantly on the ear, and every so often Hansson will deliver a phrase, a gesture, a passage that is genuinely striking; there's also a Waltonian matter-of-factness to the writing which can be attractive.”

“the composer finds in [the Choir of Royal Holloway] sympathetic advocates, and his music shows off their strengths to great advantage…It is their confident and committed performance that warrants a recommendation from the objective listener; those to whom an appreciation of this idiom comes naturally will find much to enjoy.”

“the music on this disc is consistently good; Hansson’s beginnings as an arranger of folk and popular song have helped him develop gifts as a writer of contemporary choral music that really does exert a grip…Rupert Gough’s young choir make a glowing sound, recorded in an acoustic which gives them plenty of air but never clouds the detail”

Tracklisting:

1. Som när handen by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993

2. Salve Regina by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2005

3. Lighten mine eyes by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2007

4. Then I heard the singing by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 21st Century
Written: 2010

5. For as the rain by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2009

6. The place amongst the trees by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2000/2010

7. Missa brevis by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2008

8. Endless border by Bo Hansson
Conductor: Rupert Gough
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Holloway Choir
Period: 20th/21st Century
Written: 2007

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Royal Holloway Choir, Rupert Gough / Hansson - Endless Border

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