Now May We Singen: Music for Advent & Christmas (CD)
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Now May We Singen: Music for Advent & Christmas (CD) – Choir of Westminster School
Artists: Choir of Westminster School, Ben Bloor
Conductor: Timothy Garrard
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Signum UK
CD Release Date: September 20, 2019
The Choir of Westminster School blends the ancient and modern in this festive collection of choral works, drawing on Advent and Christmas music by composers including Judith Weir, James MacMillan, John Tavener, Roxanna Panufnik and Ralph Vaughan Williams. With a national reputation for excellence, the Choir of Westminster School gives annual concerts at the Barbican and performs regularly at venues including Westminster Abbey, St. John’s Smith Square and the Houses of Parliament. Under the direction of Timothy Garrard, Director of Music, with organist Ben Bloor.
Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.
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