Apollo5 - Where All Roses Go

25 Jun 2022 19:30

The international award-winning British a capella ensemble are known for their wide repertoire from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop. They have recently been included in Gramophone magazine’s favourite albums of 2021 with their new album ‘A Deep but Dazzling Darkness’: a collection that invites you to ‘coorie doon’ and enjoy music of comfort and joy.


The title of the programme refers to that most potent symbol of love and its transience: the rose. Apollo5 explores this idea through a varied collection of repertoire spanning 500 years and several musical styles. The release includes works by composers as broad-ranging as Francisco Guerrero, Eric Whitacre, William Byrd and Michael McGlynn. The programme also features arrangements written especially for Apollo5 and several new commissions from contemporary composers such as Paul Smith, Toby Young and Taylor Davis. Apollo5 unites this diverse collection of choral music, from some of the earliest known polyphonic writing through to the world of pop, in an energetic exploration of the joy and despair of human love.

William Byrd (1543-1623) Vigilate
Emily Dickens – Ave Maris Stella 
William Byrd – Civitas Sancti Tui
Francisco Guerrero 
(1528-1599) O Virgen
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Salve Regina
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder
Emily Dickens – Ave Maris Stella II (harmonised by Josh Cooter for Apollo5)
Francisco Guerrero – Virgen Sancta
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) Psalm 2, the Third of Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Paul Smith – Lost Innocence (for Apollo5)
Eric Whitacre (1970-) This Marriage
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) Haste on, My joys!
Taylor Scott Davis (1980-) Music, When soft Voices Die (for Apollo5) 
Fraser Wilson – My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Traditional Irish – The Last Rose of Summer (arranged by Fraser Wilson for Apollo5)
Michael McGlynn (1964-) Where All Roses Go
Elton John (1947-) Your Song (arranged by Matt Greenwood for Apollo5)
Jerome Kern (1885-1945) & Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) The Way You Look Tonight (arranged by Matt Greenwood for Apollo5)
Vince Clark (1960-) Only You (arranged by Deke Sharon & Anne Raugh)
Toby Young (1990-) Hold Your Breath (for Apollo5)
Marta Keen (1953-) Homeward Bound (arranged by Paul Smith for Apollo5)



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