Willow Consort: The Road Home


Lesser-known gems of American choral music. Performed by Willow Consort, conducted by Danny Purtell.

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About this release

In recent years the choral music of America has become increasingly popular. ‘The Road Home’ presents a small survey of some of the lesser-known gems of the repertoire.

CD Booklet
  • Deep River - arr. Gerre Hancock
  • Soar Away - Carter Sligh
  • I Am - Dominick DiOrio
  • The Road Home - Stephen Paulus
  • Were You There - arr. Norman Luboff
  • There Will Be Rest - Frank Ticheli
  • Seven Last Words; i, Father, forgive them - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; ii, Amen dico tibi - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; iii, Mulier, ecce filius tuus - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; iv, Eli, lama sabatani? - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; v, I thirst - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; vi, Consummatum est - Bern Herbolsheimer
  • Seven Last Words; vii, Father, into thy hands - Bern Herbolsheimer
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Programme notes

Gerre Hancock is most famous as Organist and Master of the choristers at Saint Thomas Church, New York. Hancock’s beautiful and harmonically rich arrangement of ‘Deep River’ has the true feel of an ebbing and flowing river. The spiritual itself offers advice to slaves who wish to escape from their masters by the river, which will wash away their scent. Read more

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR048
Engineering Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Andrew King
Creative Designer Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green
Recorded 21 & 23 July 2017
Location St Thomas with St Maurice Church, York

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