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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bickley; Tom Poster; Hugh Webb, (Harpist); Richard Benjafield; Christopher Bowers-Broadbent; Stephen Layton; Robin Blaze; Huw Watkins; Claron McFadden; Christopher Maltman; Cathal Smythe; Thomas Adès; Chris Foreman; François Couperin; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chorus.; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.; Polyphony (Choral ensemble); Composers Ensemble.
OCLC Number: 55011157
Language Note: Sung in English, Spanish, Latin and German.
Notes: Primarily vocal works; the 8th-9th works are arrangements by Adès for chamber ensemble.
Compact disc.
Booklet with program notes by Paul Griffiths in English with German and French translations and texts with English translations (35 p.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): In the 1st work: Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ; Thomas Adès, conductor. In the 2nd-5th works: Polyphony ; Stephen Layton, director, with Tom Poster, piano, Hugh Webb, harp, Richard Benjafield, percussion (3rd work), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, organ (4th work). In the 6th work: Robin Blaze, countertenor ; Huw Watkins, piano. In the 7th-9th works: Composers Ensemble ; Thomas Adès, conductor, with Claron McFadden, soprano (7th work). In the 10th work: Christopher Maltman, baritone ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Mar. 2002, Symphony Hall, Birmingham (1st-2nd, 10th works) and Feb. 2003, Temple Church (remainder).
Description: 1 sound disc (59:38) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: America: a prophecy : op. 19, for mezzo-soprano and large orchestra with optional large chorus (1999) (15:39) --
The Fayrfax carol : for SATB div. chorus with optional organ (1997) (4:02) --
Fool's rhymes : op. 5 (1992) (4:24) --
January writ : for SATB divisi, organ (1999) (6:14) --
Oh thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin : op. 3a, anthem for male voices (1990) (4:40) --
The lover in winter : for countertenor and piano (1989) (5:40) --
Life story : op. 8, for soprano and chamber ensemble of 3 players (1993) (7:56) --
Cardiac arrest : for chamber ensemble of 7 players (1995) / Christopher Foreman, Cathal Smythe ; arr. T. Adès (2:39) --
Les baricades mistérieuses : for chamber ensemble of 5 players (1994) / François Couperin ; trans. T. Adès (2:43) --
Brahms : op. 21, for baritone and orchestra (2001) (5:40).
Other Titles: Prophecy
Responsibility: [composed and arranged by] Thomas Adès.

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