A New Heaven


A New Heaven


Released March 2017

Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
David Bednall organ
Owen Rees

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The Choir of the Queen’s College, Oxford's second disc on the Signum label is centred around the concept of ‘relevation’, both divine revelation (particularly the apocalyptic visions of the Book of Revelation) and revelatory visions of earth and heaven. The bulk of the pieces on the recording are inspired by the extraordinary visions of John, the writer of the Book of Revelation, describing the ravaging of the world through divine judgement, the battles between good and evil, and the world’s eventual remaking as ‘a new heaven and a new earth’ in which death and suffering are no more. The disc features three new commissions, by Phillip Cooke, Toby Young and Marco Galvani, who was a final-year student at Queen’s at the time of recording.

Track list

  1. Alpha and Omega – James MacMillan (b. 1959)
  2. Bring us, O Lord God – William Harris (1883–1973)
  3. Stetit angelus – Rihards Dubra (b. 1964)
  4. And I saw a new heaven – Edgar Bainton (1880–1956)
  5. Ecce venio cito – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)
  6. I know that my Redeemer liveth – Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)
  7. Seven Trumpets – Toby Young (b. 1990)
  8. Bring us, O Lord God – James MacMillan
  9. Et vidi angelum – Marco Galvani (b. 1994)
  10. Faire is the heaven – William Harris
  11. Alleluia, Amen – Kenneth Leighton (1929–1988)
  12. Hymn to the Creator of Light – John Rutter (b. 1945)
  13. The World on Fire – Phillip Cooke (b. 1980)
  14. The Seventh Angel – David Bednall (b. 1979)