Heaven Full Of Stars


Vasari Singers
Jeremy Backhouse Conductor
Martin Ford Organ

Contemporary sacred choral music has been central to the repertoire of Vasari Singers throughout its existence, and to mark its 40th anniversary it has selected a sequence of anthems, mostly with starbased themes, the vast majority of which are by living composers. The rich variety to be heard reflects the choirs commitment to the genre, whether in the ecstasy of riks Eenvalds, the serenity of Jonathan Dove, the shimmering harmonies of Eric Whitacre, or the ethereal beauties of Paul Mealor.

Featuring Will Todd’s Christ is the morning star.

Track listing:

  1. Ešenvalds, Ēriks, Stars
  2. Dove, Jonathan, Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars 
  3. Ešenvalds, Ēriks, O salutaris hostia
  4. Gowers, Patrick, Viri Galilæi
  5. Stopford, Philip WJ, Ave Maria
  6. McDowall, Cecilia, Aurea luce
  7. Dubra, Rihards, O crux ave
  8. Panufnik, Roxanna, Deus est Caritas
  9. Todd, Will, Christ is the Morning Star
  10. Rutter, John, For the Beauty of the Earth (version for choir and organ) 
  11. Mealor, Paul, Ave Maris Stella
  12. Weir, Judith, 2 Human Hymns: No. 2. Like to the Falling of a Star
  13. Whitacre, Eric, Lux Aurumque
  14. Jackson, Gabriel, Creator of the Stars of Night
  15. Chilcott, Bob, Salisbury Motets: No. 1. I Sing of a Mayden
  16. Chilcott, Bob, Salisbury Motets: No. 2. When to the Temple Mary Went
  17. Chilcott, Bob, Salisbury Motets: No. 3. Lovely Tear of Lovely Eve
  18. Chilcott, Bob, Salisbury Motets: No. 4. Hail, Star of the Sea Most Radiant

Additional information


Vasari Singers
Jeremy Backhouse (Conductor)
Martin Ford (Organ)
Muriel Daniels (Cello)
Sarah Mistry (Bell)

Release Date: 2020
Label: Naxos

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