In life, in death

remembranceRemembrance is a new CD, on the Harmonia Mundi label, from the Choir of Clare College and their director Graham Ross to be released October 21st in time for poppy season.  The main event is a performance of Duruflé’s Requiem given here in the composer’s organ reduction.  It’s recorded in Lincoln Cathedral with its great Father Willis organ.  It’s a very polished performance with a fair bit of drama.  There’s some lovely singing and cello playing from mezzo Jennifer Johnston and cellist Guy Johnston in the Pie Jesu and bass Neal Davies also makes a couple of trenchant contributions.  It’s not one of the most performed requiems but definitely worth a listen. Continue reading