Richard Lambert: Choral Music, Sacred and Secular

This item will be released on 1 December 2023.

Catalogue No: TOCC0713
EAN/UPC: 5060113447135
Release Date: 01.12.2023
Composer: Richard Lambert
Artists: Accordare Choir, Adrian Bending, Dominika Mak, Donna Maria Landowski, George Szirtes, Karolina Csáthy

The choral music of Richard Lambert, born in Bath in the English West Country in 1951, covers a wide range of expression, ranging on this album from straightforward SATB settings for church performance to a sardonic parody of the excesses of established religion. It also encompasses the timeless and the timely, with a number of contributions to the age-old tradition of Christmas music to a cantata inspired by the Covid pandemic.

This is the first recording of the Accordare Choir, founded and conducted by Karolina Csáthy, initially using former choral scholars of The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; since then it has expanded in size, scope and accomplishment.

George Szirtes, narrator
Dominika Mak, piano
Adrian Bending, timpani
Donna Maria Landowski, percussion
Accordare Choir
Karolina Csáthy, director

Listen To This Recording:

  1. The Jackdaw of Rheims (1995/2018) (12:46)
  2. Prayer and Supplication (1979, rev. 2020) (9:20)
  3. Lord, Make us Instruments of Thy Peace (1993) (3:14)

A Christmas Sequence

  1. All was for an Apple (2020) (2:15)
  2. Herrick’s Carol (1995) (4:18)
  3. Hodie Christus natus est (2012) (2:44)
  4. O Magnum Mysterium (2012) (2:54)
  5. Away in a Manger (2009) (2:26)
  6. The Holly and the Ivy (2012) (3:30)
  7. There was Sweet Music (2019) (5:34)
  8. The Wind among the Reeds (2016-17) (10:03)
  9. …a plague o’ your houses (2021) (15:12)

First Recordings


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