Shchedrin: The Sealed Angel

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Geoffrey Webber (director)
The Choir of King's College London
David Trendell (director)

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Two of Britain’s finest young choirs join forces to give voice to the sublime expressiveness of Rodion Shchedrin’s ‘Russian liturgy’, an astonishing statement of faith composed in the early days of perestroika. Shchedrin’s choral tableaux juxtapose tenderness with bracing sonic impact, and are shadowed throughout by a plangent solo oboe representing the soul of the Russian people.

‘Caught here in fine sound, this is a splendid disc of a multifaceted, many-layered modern masterpiece’
— Gramophone, June 2009, EDITOR’S CHOICE

‘glittering precision … marvellous choral sheen’
— International Record Review, June 2009

  • Recording venue(s): Worksop College Chapel
  • Recording dates: 12-14 July 2008
  • Physical format: Jewel case
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of tracks: 9
  • Total playing time: 0:54:42

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