Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles


The Bach Choir
David Hill Conductor
Music by Will Todd
Word by Michael Rosen

This new album of approachable choral works has at its heart a new cantata commissioned by The Bach Choir as part of its outreach to children programme Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles. Adults and kids alike respond with enthusiasm to this collaboration between composer Will Todd and poet Michael Rosen.  Other works on the disc include Will Todd’s vibrant settings of Shakespeare for choir and orchestra Songs of Magical Creatures, and a work in memory of Mark Blanco Kites, Cards and Constellations.

“echoes, memories, pictures and sounds of a city: and the words and music that spring from it all.”  Michael Rosen

"...infectious music-making of the highest order. In short, this CD is a lot of fun." Choir and Organ, Philip Reed

"a delightful, colorful work that would be ideal for family concerts.....enjoyable, vivid new music recommended to all except those who recoil at the slightest hint of popular influence" AllMusic Review, James Manheim


Track Listing

Songs of Magical Creatures*
For choir, percussion, strings and harp
Words by William Shakespeare

1. Fairy’s Song
2. Full Fathom Five
3. Shadows
4. Fairy’s Song (Reprise)

Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles
For choir, youth choir and jazz ensemble
Words by Michael Rosen5. Prologue: City Rhythm
6. Lights
7. Noise
8. Stories
9. Dreams
10. Love
11. Noodles
12. Epilogue: City Rhythm (Reprise)

13. I will Light a Candle
For choir
Words by Will Todd

Kites, Cards and Constellations
For choir and piano
Words by Will Todd
14. Kites
15. Cards
16. Memories
Transcription of a solo improvisation
by Will Todd from the premiere in December 2016.
17. Constellations

Additional information


The Bach Choir
David Hill (Conductor)
Music by Will Todd
Word by Michael Rosen

Release Date: 11/10/19
Catalogue No: SIGCD591
Label: Signum Classics
Barcode: 635212059128

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