Epigramme: Fünf Madrigale nach Gedichten von Lessing, Op. 27
Four British Folk-Songs
Four Madrigals to Elizabethan Poems, Op. 51
Motette, Op. 19
Satirikon: Four Aphorisms, Op. 72
Bridget Budge (Conductor), Stephen Muir (Conductor)
Whether in his original home of Vienna, as a conservatoire director in Germany, or as an émigré in Edinburgh, where he became one of the mainstays of musical life, Hans Gál (1890–1987) championed choral singing as a way of directly involving people in making music: he founded and conducted a number of choirs and provided an extensive output of choral compositions. This first volume in a long-term project to record his choral music presents a rich variety of works for a cappella voices, ranging from demanding eight-part choruses to charming folksong settings.