Hans Gál: Music for Voices, Volume One

We are proud to present our first CD recording, available now!

Whether in his original home of Vienna, as a conservatoire director in Germany, or as an émigré in Edinburgh, where he became one of the mainstays of musical life, Hans Gál (1890–1987) championed choral singing as a way of directly involving people in making music: he founded and conducted a number of choirs and provided an extensive output of choral compositions. This first volume in a long-term project to record his choral music presents a rich variety of works for a cappella voices, ranging from demanding eight-part choruses to charming folksong settings.
Featuring the following works
    • Motet (Op. 19, 1924) for 8-part mixed choir
    • Epigrams: Five Madrigals after Poems by Lessing (Op. 27, 1926) for 8-part mixed choir
    • Four Madrigals to Elizabethan Poems (Op. 51, 1939) for mixed choir
    • Satirikon: Four Aphorisms (Op. 72, 1957) for male voices
    • Four British Folk-Songs (unpublished, 1969) for 4-part mixed choir
    • Four Part-Songs (unpublished, 1966) for 4-part mixed choir

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