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End of My Days

Composer Claude Debussy
John Dowland
Brian Elias
Errollyn Wallen
Gustav Mahler
Deborah Pritchard
Maurice Ravel
Caroline Shaw
John Tavener
Traditional
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer Ruby Hughes
Manchester Collective
Catalogue Number BIS-2628 SACD
EAN 7318599926285
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2024
Total time 66'30

A message of hope for difficult times
Upcoming release - available starting 19th January 2024
The inspiration for this album came about from Ruby Hughes’ first collaboration with the Manchester Collective in the spring of 2020. During the first Covid lockdown, they built the programme of this recital for the purpose of touring the UK and uplifting their audiences at a time when we were all being confronted by challenging notions of mortality and isolation. As artists, they asked themselves what music might attend to the prevailing concerns of this time. &&&Their answers came in the form of this offering.

The title of this album, End of My Days, comes from Errollyn Wallen’s song; a resounding celebration of life that embraces death without regret or sadness but with great verve and acceptance. The other songs, each in its own way, evoke silence and separation, but also love and hope and even the reassurance that we will return whence we came and light shall lift us into eternity. The concluding song, Deborah Pritchard’s Peace, is a message of hope, willingly received as the world emerged out of lockdown in 2021. Luminous tranquillity moves us into the light, towards eternity.
 
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  Brian Elias
01 Meet Me in the Green Glen 4'16
 
 
  Caroline Shaw
02 Valencia 5'29
 
 
  Ralph Vaughan Williams
03 Along the Field 4'20
 
 
  Sir John Tavener
  Akhmatova Songs 7'20
04 1. Dante 2'50
05 3. Boris Pasternak 2'17
06 4. Couplet 2'13
 
 
  John Dowland
  Two Dowland Laments 11'01
07 Go Crystal Tears 3'57
08 Flow My Tears 7'04
 
 
  Traditional
09 Da Day Dawn 4'00
 
 
  Maurice Ravel
10 Kaddisch 5'47
 
 
  Errollyn Wallen
11 End of My Days 5'24
 
 
  Claude Debussy
  Trois chansons de Bilitis, FL 97 9'55
12 1. La flute de Pan 2'54
13 2. La chevelure 3'56
14 3. Le tombeau des naiades 3'05
 
 
  Gustav Mahler
15 Urlicht 5'15
 
 
  Deborah Pritchard
16 Peace 3'34
 
  Album total 66'30
ComposerDebussy, Claude
Dowland, John
Elias, Brian
Errollyn Wallen
Mahler, Gustav
Pritchard, Deborah
Ravel, Maurice
Shaw, Caroline
Tavener, Sir John
Traditional
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
ArrangerBruce, David
Grant, Donald
Heggie, Jake
Manchester Collective

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