Our second release, like our first, comprises settings of a predominantly secular theme. Texts by Shakespeare, Housman, Wordsworth, Blake and Teasdale ellicit charming and heartfelt music from one of the most exciting composers of his generation.
Antiphon for the Angels, Four Shakespeare Love Songs, Shakespeare Songs of Night-time, Sing to me, Windchimes, Louisa, The Tyger, Holy is the True Light
With thanks to our Crowdfunder supporters and to the RVW Trust for their financial support and to all our Friends and Benefactors.
Release date: 26 June 2020
Sudden Light: David Bednall Choral Works (2017)
“Sudden Light”, Epiphoni’s debut recording of choral works by David Bednall, explores themes of light and love in rich choral tapestries.
A quintessentially English collection, it features the premiere of Bednall’s 40-part motet Lux orta est iusto, written as a partner to Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium.
Other premieres include the Three Songs of Love – settings of four heart-rending poems by Yeats, McCrae and Clare.
Texts by Sassoon, Milton and Shakespeare complete a fresh and original programme by one of the UK’s leading composers, released on Delphian Records.