The first of 12 short videos, produced as part of the Consort’s Christmas project “Twelve Composers Composing”, released on Christmas Day 2020.
Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers were commissioned to write twelve new miniature works for a choir of twelve voices based on the text of the well-known song The Twelve Days of Christmas — the resulting twelve works were recorded by the Consort and premiered online in twelve short videos released daily throughout the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Corvus Consort and Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform J. S. Bach’s ‘Jesus bleibet meine Freude’ (often also known in its popular English translation ‘Jesu, joy of man’s desiring’), from his cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147.
Audio and video production by the Consort’s director, Freddie Crowley.
PREMIERED 18th July 2020, as part of The Sixteen‘s Sounds Sublime festival #soundssublimeonline.
Corvus Consort performs ‘O vos omnes’ by Renaissance Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, with instrumental improvisations by Susie Hodder-Williams and Chris Caldwell of Music on the Edge.
Recorded during the Coronavirus lockdown, with audio and video production by the Consort’s director, Freddie Crowley.
Featured by The Sixteen as part of their Sounds Sublime festival on 18th July 2020 #soundssublimeonline.