All Things Are Quite Silent

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"It's so exciting to share “All Things Are Quite Silent”, the debut album from The Choirs of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and for me as a conductor. We recorded it just a year after the Pembroke Girls’ Choir was founded and it’s a testament to their musicianship and hard work in that short period; they joined the hugely talented Chapel Choir from Pembroke College for this recording project. We chose the repertoire collectively to showcase some excellent but lesser-known and previously unrecorded repertoire alongside some more well-known, much-loved music. It was also really exciting, if a little nerve-wracking, to record one of my own compositions for the first time! A high proportion of the tracks are written by female composers and it’s a collection of some of our favourite music. Our hope is that it will be heard and enjoyed by many, and performed by more and more choirs across the world." - Anna Lapwood

Signum Classics SIGCD642

Release date: 25 September 2020

"There are a lot of firsts here in a album that blazes a trail on multiple levels [...] it showcases the choir brilliantly and smuggles a lot of contemporary music on to a recording with real mainstream appeal. Ultimately this debut disc feels like a selection of delicious canapés - musical mouthfuls that tease more substantial things to come." - Gramophone Magazine

"a most auspicious recording debut" - MusicWeb International

1 All Things Are Quite Silent – Trad. arr. Kerry Andrew
2 Jesus Christ the Apple Tree – Elizabeth Poston
3 O Nata Lux – Anna Lapwood
4 In the Stillness – Sally Beamish
5 Into Thy Hands – Jonathan Dove
6 Media Vita – Kerensa Briggs
7 And the Swallow – Caroline Shaw
8 The Water of Tyne – Elizabeth Poston
9 Iustorum Animae – Matthew Martin

10 Peace I Leave with You – Amy Beach
11 Grandmother Moon – Eleanor Daley
12 Ave Maria – Rebecca Clarke
13 Upon Your Heart – Eleanor Daley
14 Agnus Dei – Imogen Holst
15 Mother of God – Sir John Tavener
16 Abendlied – Josef Rheinberger
17 Sing to the Moon – Laura Mvula