Whether in his original home of Vienna, as a conservatoire director in Germany, or as an émigré in Edinburgh, where he became one of the mainstays of musical life, Hans Gál (1890–1987) championed choral singing as a way of directly involving people in making music: he founded and conducted a number of choirs and provided an extensive output of choral compositions. This first volume in a long-term project to record his choral music presents a rich variety of works for a cappella voices, ranging from demanding eight-part choruses to charming folksong settings.
Borealis Bridget Budge (1 –14, 19–22) and Stephen Muir (15–18), directors
Four Madrigals to Elizabethan Poems, Op. 51 (1939) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0509/Track02.mp3
Epigramme: Fünf Madrigale nach Gedichten von Lessing, Op. 27 (1926) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0509/Track06.mp3
Four Part-Songs (1966)* https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0509/Track11.mp3
Satirikon: Four Aphorisms, Op. 72 (1956) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0509/Track15.mp3
Four British Folk-Songs (1969) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0509/Track19.mp3
ALL EXCEPT * FIRST RECORDINGS
Catalogue No: TOCC0509EAN/UPC: 5060113445094Release Date: 03.07.2020Composer: Hans Gál Artists: Borealis, Bridget Budge, Stephen Muir
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