Paul Spicer's Easter Oratorio
2 CD set £15.50
Complete recording of Tom Wright's powerful resurrection narrative inspiringly set to music by Paul Spicer
"It is always a composer's dream to get a major work recorded. This is not just an exercise in vanity, but is the means by which many more people can get to hear the piece and then, hopefully, to perform it. This Oratorio has surprised me in attracting more attention than I ever thought was possible when I wrote it. Part of this, of course, is due to the celebrity of the librettist, Tom Wright, now Bishop of Durham, whose world-wide reputation has ensured people's interest in this, his only libretto."
Rachel Nicholls, Philip Salmon, Nathan Vale, Jonathan Gunthorpe
Birmingham Bach Choir
Lichfield Cathedral Choristers
Lichfield Cathedral Special Choir
English Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by the Composer - Paul Spicer
This CD featured as an Editor's Choice by The Gramophone in April 2006. Read Gramophone review.
“Extremely accessible, musically attractive and tunefully uplifting”
The Birmingham Post
“A major contribution to the choral repertoire"
Paul Spicer at the signing of his CD at Symphony Hall February 2006
Photo © Merryn Lloyd