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Ferenc Farkas: Choral Music - Ascolta / Broadbent

TOCC 0296

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NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 63'48"
Tracks: 26
Booklet pages: 24
© 2015 Toccata Classics
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Ferenc Farkas: Choral Music - Ascolta / Broadbent published on 19 January 2016

Listen: Ferenc Farkas: Finale (Christmas Cantata) (track 26, 0:00-0:59)

Ascolta
Harriet Burns, soprano (track 26)
Rachael Cox, mezzo-soprano (track 26)
Beth Moxon, mezzo-soprano (track 26)
James Bowers, tenor (tracks 21 and 23)
Richard Robbins, tenor (tracks 10, 21 and 23) and narrator (tracks 17-19 and 21-26)
Robert Clark, bass (track 8)
Ben Tomlin, baritone (tracks 21 and 23)
Ascolta Chamber Ensemble (tracks 1-5, 17-19, 21-23, 25 and 26)
Helen Smee, organ (tracks 16, 20 and 24-26)
Peter Broadbent, conductor

Ferenc Farkas (1905-2000):

Missa Secunda in honorem Sanctae Margaritae (1964-8)
1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Sanctus
4 Benedictus
5 Agnus Dei

6 Jani Pannonii Epigramma de suo libro (1960) (first recording)

7 Hymnus ad Sanctum Emericum (1977) (first recording)

8 Rubáiyát (1985) (first recording)

9 Ének Szent Erzsébetről (1981) (first recording)

10 Emmaus: Cantata after St Luke (1985) (first recording)

11 Ave Maris Stella (1999) (first recording)

12 Je suis l'archange de Dieu (1949) (first recording)

13 Dans cette étable (1950) (first recording)

14 Quittez, pasteurs (1948) (first recording)

15 It Came upon the Midnight Clear (1948)

Christmas Cantata for narrator, mixed choir, organ and instrumental ensemble (1970) (first recording)
16 Prelude (organ) and chorus a cappella
17 Narration and men's chorus with ensemble
18 Narration and women's chorus with ensemble
19 Narration and men's chorus with ensemble
20 Ritornello (organ) and chorus a cappella
21 Narration and solo trio with ensemble
22 Narration and women's chorus with ensemble
23 Narration and solo trio with ensemble
24 Narration, ritornello (organ) and chorus a cappella
25 Narration, men's chorus with ensemble and pastorale
26 Finale

Recorded 24-25 January 2015 in St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11, England

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