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再别康桥 (Second Farewell to Cambridge)

£13.00

王博 / 男高音独唱 Bo Wang tenor
菲利帕·戴维斯 / 长笛演奏家 Philippa Davies flute

剑桥大学国王学院合唱团 The Choir of King’s College Cambridge

史蒂芬o克劳伯里 / 指挥家 Stephen Cleobury conductor

Released 26 January 2018

1SACD Hybrid

SKU: KGS0031

这张专辑收录了剑桥大学国王学院合唱团经常表演的各类音乐作品。其中,有两首作品是专门为本唱片而谱写。第一首是由中国诗人徐志摩所作的诗歌《再别康桥》谱曲而成。这首诗的代表性诗句,现雕刻在国王学院后花园的一块白色大理石诗碑之上。这首作品由英国作曲家约翰‧拉特谱曲,他是世界上最著名的当代合唱作曲家之一。另一首为本专辑特别谱写的歌曲,是唱片中的第八首-《茉莉花》。它由国王学院音乐专业的主持人(音乐总监)史蒂芬·克劳伯里,基于中国民歌所改编。上述两支歌曲,均在国王学院礼拜堂所录制,这也是国王学院合唱团有史以来,第一次录制演唱中国声乐作品。

本专辑的前几首歌曲,是国王学院合唱团在传统节日圣诞节期间,经常演唱的几首颂歌。国王学院合唱团,以于圣诞节平安夜之时,在广播和电视节目中吟唱颂歌而闻名于世。圣诞颂歌由《在大卫城中》开始。第一段由童声的无伴奏独唱开启,带领人们逐步进入这首歌曲的美妙情境。除了《我看见三艘船》、《叮当!来自天上的喜悦!》等轻快活泼的歌曲外,本专辑中还收录了其他的颂歌。这些颂歌风格平和、引人深思,比如《三个国王》、《马槽圣婴》。

本专辑中间的曲目,收录了在十八、十九与二十世纪非常著名的几位欧洲音乐家所创作的几首作品。这些作曲家包括莫扎特、福列和迪吕弗莱。本专辑收录了莫扎特所作《安魂曲》以及福列所作《安魂曲》的部分片段。例如,童声男高音独唱福列的作品《慈悲的耶稣》。迪吕弗莱的作曲《何处有仁爱》,是四首同主题的圣咏歌曲之一。国王学院合唱团的数位假声男高音歌手,倾情演唱了这支曲目。

本专辑的最后五首歌曲,由国王学院合唱团中已成年的团员所演唱。这五首作品通过紧凑的和声编排,对现代西方的流行歌曲进行了改编,其歌唱风格与国王学院合唱团所日常演绎的传统唱法截然不同。

除了最后五首歌曲之外,本专辑中的其它几首曲子在录制中均采用了环绕立体声,这也是第一一次采用环绕立体声技术对这八首作品进行了录制。您可以通过使用与超级音频光盘系统兼容的播放器,来欣赏国王学院合唱团在音响效果绝佳的礼拜堂中所演唱的美妙乐音,也可以使用各类播放器来播放本张专辑中的内容。


A compilation album with booklet notes in Chinese featuring two newly recorded tracks and a selection of recordings from across the King’s label.

At the edge of Scholar’s Piece lies a granite stone which has become arguably Cambridge’s most popular tourist attraction. On this stone are carved the first and last lines of the poem Farewell
to Cambridge, which was written in 1928 by Xu Zhimo, a young poet who was revisiting King’s after earlier studies at the College. Tragically, Zhimo died in a plane crash just three years after penning the poem, but his work was not forgotten. He has become a celebrated figure in Modern Chinese history, his life and work central to the first great opening up of China to Western artistic and literary influences during the 1920s and 1930s.

This album celebrates the legacy of Zhimo’s poem, and its track listing has been carefully selected to best represent the near hundred year-old bond the Choir shares with China. It also brings the sound of King’s Chapel to audiences worldwide, with surround-sound, including never before released mixes of music from Favourite Carols from King’s, that immerses listeners in the Chapel’s legendary acoustic. Zhimo’s Farewell to Cambridge paints an idyllic portrait of King’s, and is now a compulsory text on Chinese literature syllabuses, learnt by millions of schoolchildren across the country every year. While it has already been adapted into many pop songs, this release marks its first mainstream classical interpretation – a new setting by acclaimed English composer John Rutter opens this album.

Zhimo’s poem is joined by Stephen Cleobury’s new arrangement of the eighteenth-century folk-song Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower Song), along with popular classics by Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé.
The album is rounded off with the ever-popular King’s Men, singing a more contemporary collection of a cappella music. A selection of famous festive pieces are also featured, which the Choir performed to the delight of audiences on their most recent tour to China. These recordings of Christmas carols and movements from the Mozart Requiem are presented here for the first time in surround-sound.

1Second Farewell to Cambridge 6.01Rutter, John
2Once in Royal David’s City 4.39Henry John Gauntlett, Arthur Henry Mann, desc. Stephen Cleobury
3The Holly and the Ivy 2.50French traditional, arr. Henry Walford Davies
4The Three Kings 2.22Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins
5Ding! Dong! Merrily on High 2.0716th Century French, arr. Charles Wood
6I Saw Three Ships 2.10English traditional, arr. Simon Preston
7Away in a Manger 2.35William Kirkpatrick, arr. David Willcocks
8Jasmine Flower Song 3.44Chinese folk-song, arr. Stephen Cleobury
9Requiem in D minor, K. 626, Lacrimosa 2.51Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ed. Franz Xaver Süssmayr
10Requiem in D minor, K. 626, Domine Jesu 3.27Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ed. Franz Xaver Süssmayr
11Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, IV. Pie Jesu3.06Gabriel Fauré
12Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, VII. In paradisum 3.16Gabriel Fauré
13Ubi Caritas 1.59Maurice Duruflé
14 Cantique de Jean Racine 5.44Gabriel Fauré
15 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 3.06 Traditional spiritual / Wallace Willis, arr. Ed Rex
16 I Get Around 2.06 The Beach Boys / Brian Wilson & Mike Love, arr. Keith Roberts
17 I Want it that Way 3.01 Backstreet Boys / Andreas Carlsson & Max Martin, arr. Tom Recknell
18 Call Me Maybe 3.30 Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe & Josh Ramsay, arr. Ed Rex
19 I Want You Back 2.26 The Jackson 5 / Berry Gordy, Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, arr. Ed Rex
Total playing time – 61:00

 

Tracks 1 & 8 recorded at 192kHz 24-bit PCM in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, 28 July 2017.

Tracks 1-14 in 5.1 surround-sound with a compatible SACD player; tracks 15-19 in stereo only.

Producer, Editor Simon Kiln

Recording Engineer Jonathan Allen
Mixing Engineer
Jonathan Allen

Assistant Engineer Stefano Civetta
SACD Mastering Engineer Simon Gibson
Language Coach Gao Zhang

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