Recording: Platinum Consort
- Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 - Fri, Jan 31, 2014
- Time: 14:30 - 17:30
- Venue: London
- Location: London
Following up on the success of our debut album In the Dark which went straight in at #13 in the Specialist Classical Chart, Platinum Consort will be recording their follow-up album this week. A mix of Renaissance polyphony and a new commission by Composer-in-Residence, Richard Bates.
The Holy Week liturgies have provoked some of the most potent and emotional compositions of all time. In The Dark presents “some of the most powerful and poignant choral music to come from the western world”, including James MacMillan’s stunning Miserere and specially commissioned works by Richard Bates, Platinum’s composer in residence. These contemporary works are juxtaposed – yet inextricably linked – with choral music by Lassus, Victoria, Purcell and Lotti. The title work, Bates’ In The Dark, encapsulates the poignancy of Holy Week, with a new setting of the Tudor poem You that have spent the silent night by George Gascoigne (1525-1577).
In The Dark reached no. 6 in the UK iTunes and Amazon Classical Charts, and also featured in the US chart.