Tenebrae & Christian Forshaw • When Sleep Comes (CD)
WHEN SLEEP COMES: EVENING MEDITATIONS FOR VOICES & SAXOPHONE
Virtuoso saxophonist Christian Forshaw is joined by a consort of Tenebrae singers, in an ethereal sequence of penitential settings for Passiontide. Combining elements of ancient and modern to stunning effect, Forshaw and Tenebrae bring new colours and context to music by Gibbons, Tallis and Hildegard von Bingen in a series of new arrangements and compositions.
Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision. Award-winning conductor Nigel Short has earned widespread acclaim for his recording and live performance work with leading orchestras and ensembles across the world.
“Thought-provoking and beautifully recorded disc” – Gramophone
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Taken as a whole, the album offers a soothing journey through the stillness of the hours or darkness” – Choir and Organ
Christian Forshaw saxophone
Nigel Short director
SIGCD708 • Released 2022