Hear selections from new releases with our weekly Choral Featured Album Fridays at 11 a.m. central on the Choral Stream.
This week on the Choral Featured Album, we present Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, a recent release by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. Partnering with Britten Sinfonia and soloists Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, and George Hill, the Choir performs a new, more intimate arrangement of Dona Nobis Pacem commissioned specially for the album. Read about the new orchestration and more in the following excerpt from the Choir's record listing.
Both are recorded in orchestrations for smaller forces to match the size of the Chapel Choir: the Dona nobis pacem is presented here in a brand-new arrangement for small orchestra, commissioned for this recording, resulting in an intimate performance that brings new and different colors to Vaughan Williams' work. The Chichester Psalms is performed in Bernstein's own orchestration for organ, harp and percussion, and both performances include the recently-restored Harrison & Harrison organ in King's College Chapel.