The Sixteen & Harry Christophers; Robert Farley, trumpet
James MacMillan: Miserere (premiere recording)
James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation. CORO and The Sixteen is renowned for their work with James and we are delighted to be releasing the premiere recording of his exquisite work Miserere on CORO in November.
Based on Psalm 51, the Miserere mei has been set to music many times over the centuries but few composers have tackled the complete text.
The new disc also contains a selection of The Strathclyde Motets, the Tenebrae Responsories and O bone Jesu - a work written especially for The Sixteen.
"...a composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners." The Guardian (London) on James MacMillan
"Excellent performances, sensitively recorded."
BBC Music Magazine on Bright Orb of Harmony
"I can hardly imagine that the composer will ever hear the work sung better than this."
International Record Review on O bone Jesu