EMR F CD001 | DETAILS
  EMR F CD001
   
  Steven Faux
IN A CLEAR VOICE
  Bath Philharmonia | Bath Camerata
Jason Thornton (cond.)
   
  Release date: 15 October 2015 | EAN 5 060263 500353

Steven Faux is an award-winning composer of music for television, film and radio, whose work has been heard in hundreds of programmes. He is also an ordained minister in the Church of England, and is particularly interested in the interaction between music and theology. ‘The Psalms Project’ brings these two together, and presents a contemporary journey through the vivid landscape of the Psalms, told in the musical language of feature films. We are drawn into a world of joy and praise, danger and abandonment and, finally, restoration and affirmation.

TRACK LISTING
     

Steven Faux (b.1958)

THE PSALMS PROJECT | VOL. III

   
1. Psalm 71: ‘I HAVE HOPED, LORD, IN YOU’    
2. Psalm 72: ‘WITH JUSTICE HE WILL CONSIDER THE POOR’  
3. Psalm 73: ‘I ALMOST STUMBLED’  
4. Psalm 77: ‘IN A CLEAR VOICE I CALLED OUT TO THE LORD’  
5. Psalm 78: ‘LISTEN, MY PEOPLE, TO MY WORDS’    
6. Psalm 79: ‘LET YOUR MERCY QUICKLY COME’    
7. Psalm 81: ‘IN TRIBULATION YOU APPEALED TO ME’    
8. Psalm 84: ‘EVEN THE SPARROW HAS FOUND A HOME FOR HIMSELF’    
9. Psalm 86: ‘PLEASE BRING JOY TO YOUR SERVANT’    
10. Psalm 89: ‘I HAVE BROUGHT FORTH MY SERVANT DAVID’    
       
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS    

 

REVIEWS
Beautifully shaped by Benjamin Frith... Beguiling sounds, graced by the tawny richness and unexaggerated line of Richard Jenkinson’s cello playing... The sense of purpose and sureness of line of Ian Venables’ music is pure oxygen.
EMR CD31 | BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Exquisitely rewarding... Ravishing accounts.
EMR CD029 | CHOIR AND ORGAN
This is music of great beauty and integrity and the performances fully do it justice. It would be criminal to let it pass you by.

EMR CD028 | INTERNATIONAL
RECORD REVIEW

The Bridge Quartet approach these pieces with a sympathetic and insightful warmth, and confirm their ambassadorial credentials for British chamber music. A lovely, radiant disc.
EMR CD025 | Gramophone
Duncan Honeybourne’s playing is astonishingly affectionate, yet never saccharine... Honeybourne plays with suave confidence.
EMR CD024 | INTERNATIONAL PIANO
Rupert Marshall-Luck is an ideal interpreter: generously but not effusively lyrical; agile and athletic... The warm, folk-song like slow movement is at times almost painfully beautiful, with a shimmering pastoral central section... Marshall-Luck is, again, indefatigable and keenly picks up on the work’s melancholic strain.  Finely recorded and with comprehensive booklet notes, this is a must for fans of 20th-century English repertoire.
EMR CD023 | THE STRAD