Padre Pio Prayer


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers Conductor
Music by James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik and Will Todd

“The result of a fascinating partnership with the Genesis Foundation, this disc features new commissions from three of Britain’s most respected contemporary composers: James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik and Will Todd. Whilst all are based on the prayer of the Capuchin priest, Padre Pio (the familiar name by which millions know St Pius of Pietrelcina), each new work is very different, but communicates equally powerfully the multitude of emotions expressed in the prayer – anxiety, frailty, warmth, confidence, ecstasy and, ultimately, peace. The brilliance of these three composers is exemplified not just by these remarkable new pieces but also by other works featured on this CD which The Sixteen brings to radiant life.”   Harry Christophers

This album contains Will Todd’s pieces Stay With Me Lord and Among Angels.

'The Sixteen's performance here comes across as mightily asured and ardently convincing.' BBC Music Magazine (Performance ★★★★★ Recording ★★★★★)

Track Listing

James MacMillan (b.1959)
1. Padre Pio’s Prayer *

2. The Lamb has come for us from the House of David

Will Todd (b.1970)
Among Angels *
3. Fear not
4. Find only joy
5. Seek out light

6. On the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin

7. Stay with me (Padre Pio’s Prayer)*

Roxanna Panufnik (b.1968)
8. Prayer

9. A New Song

10. Stay with me (Padre Pio’s Prayer)*

*Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation

Additional information


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (Conductor)
Music by: James MacMillan, Roxanna Panufnik and Will Todd

Release Date: 27th Apr 2009
Catalogue No: COR16071
Label: CORO

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