Four Thousand Winter

With the pure voices of The Trinity Choir and Daniel Taylor, FOUR THOUSAND WINTER takes the listener on a journey, both spiritual and historical, to remember and reflect, to hope and rejoice. This album offers music from two millennia: from ancient 6th century chant through the miraculous works of Tallis and Byrd, to beautiful compositions from today by Howells, Larkin, Martin and Taverner. This eloquent sequence of choral masterpieces, full of emotion and simplicity, reminds us that the longing for what is absent may be found in the beauty of the present. Having already released successful recordings for Sony Classical over the past decade, Canadian Daniel Taylor is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world and appears on more than 100 recordings across choral, a cappella, operatic and soundtrack repertoire. The Times (London) called him ‘Brilliant’ while Gramophone notes ‘his vocal beauty bows to no other’. The Globe and Mail writes ‘his star is rising at the speed of sound,’ ‘Daniel Taylor, a new Conductor on the scene breathing new life into magnificent yet neglected choral masterpieces.’ This is the first recording of The Trinity Choir – a Choir founded and directed by Daniel Taylor.

Press: Interview with Daniel Taylor on CBC Music

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Track Listing
1  Hodie Christus natus est
Composer Anonymous – Lyricist Anonymous

2  The Lamb
Composer John Tavener – Lyricist William Blake

3  Adam Lay Ybounden (Matthew Martin version)
Composer Matthew Martin – Lyricist Anonymous

4  Adam Lay Ybounden (Boris Ord version)
Composer Boris Ord – Lyricist Anonymous

5  Videte miraculum
Composer Thomas Tallis – Lyricist Thomas Tallis

6  Ave Maria
Composer William Byrd – Lyricist William Byrd

7  The Truth from Above
Composer Traditional / Arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams – Lyricist Traditional

8  A Spotless Rose
Composer Herbert Howells / Arranger Catherine Winkworth

9  Es ist ein ros entsprungen
Composer Michael Praetorius – Lyricist Anonymous

10  There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
Composer John Joubert – Lyricist Anonymous

11  Ther Is No Rose of Swych Vertu
Composer Anonymous – Lyricist Anonymous

12  In the Bleak Midwinter
Composer Gustav Holst – Lyricist Gustav Holst

13  Adam Lay Ybounden (Matthew Larkin version)
Composer Matthew Larkin – Lyricist Anonymous

14  O radix Jesse
Composer Anonymous – Lyricist Anonymous