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Michael Hurd: Pop Cantatas - Adam Precious (double bass); Alexander Wells (piano); Amaya Pitharas (treble); Daniel Ison; David Fuest (clarinet);...
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  1. Jonah-Man Jazz, cantata for choir & orchestra
  2. Prodigal, cantata for children's choir & piano
  3. Rooster Rag, cantata for choir & orchestra
  4. Swingin' Samson, cantata for choir & orchestra
  5. Captain Coram's Kids, cantata for choir & orchestra
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British composer Michael Hurd, a follower of Gerald Finzi, settled in the Hampshire region and believed, atypically enough for the times in which he worked, that composers should be responsible to the communities in which they lived. His conviction manifested itself partly in a series of compositions for children's choirs, several of which are collected on this little release. They aren't precisely "pop cantatas," nor even the genre claimed in the title of the most famous of them, Jonah-Man Jazz. They resemble more the ...

Michael Hurd: Pop Cantatas 2011, Naxos

UPC: 747313250578