HANS GÁL (1890-1987): Music for Voices, Vol. 1 - Motette, Op. 19, 4 Madrigals to Elizabethan Poems, Op. 51, Epigramme: 5 Madrigale nach Gedichten von Lessing, Op. 27, 4 Part-Songs, Satirikon: 4 Aphorisms, Op. 72, 4 British Folk-Songs.
Catalogue Number: 07W045
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0509
Description: Whether in his original home of Vienna, as a conservatoire director in Germany, or as an émigré in Edinburgh, Gál championed choral singing as a way of directly involving people in making music: he founded and conducted a number of choirs and provided an extensive output of choral compositions. This first volume in a long-term project to record his choral music presents a rich variety of works for a cappella voices, ranging from demanding eight-part choruses to charming folksong settings. Texts and translations included. Borealis; Bridget Budge and Stephen Muir.